Thursday, 3 November 2016

Doctor Who Power of the Daleks hits cinemas

Doctor Who Power of the Daleks hits cinemas

A special cinema event in New Zealand from Saturday 12 November

Featuring Patrick Troughton’s debut as the Doctor BBC Worldwide ANZ and Rialto Cinemas today announced a limited-run theatrical screening of Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks animated series from Saturday 12 November for one week only.

 The cinema event will also feature exclusive bonus content including interviews with members of the original cast. Fans throughout New Zealand will be able to enjoy the event in select Rialto Cinemas.

Tickets for Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks can be purchased by visiting for further information on participating cinemas, or at the cinema box offices.

 The Power of the Daleks is one of the most celebrated Doctor Who adventures, and yet no complete film recordings are known to have survived. The master negatives were destroyed in an archive purge in 1974. This brand new animation, being released 50 years after its only UK broadcast, is based on the programme’s original audio recordings, surviving photographs, and film clips. 

The six- part adventure features the regeneration - or as it was then called “renewal” - of First Doctor, William Hartnell, into Second Doctor, Patrick Troughton, and follows the Time Lord and his companions Polly (Anneke Wills) and Ben (Michael Craze) as they do battle with the Daleks on the planet Vulcan.

“This is a great opportunity for Doctor Who fans to see all six-parts of Power of the Daleks brought to life using modern animation techniques, and to experience this as a shared event,” said Louise Hill, Live Entertainment Executive for BBC Worldwide ANZ. Kevin Gordon, Rialto Distribution Sales Manager, said: “This will be a landmark event in the world of Doctor Who, and we are hugely excited for Kiwi fans to discover the iconic lost episodes on the big screen.” Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks is produced and directed by Charles Norton, with character designs from acclaimed comic book artists Martin Geraghty and Adrian Salmon.

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