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Doctor Who IV.9-14: The Power of the Daleks - animated edition (b&w)

November 17th, 2016 (01:41 am)

I was asked last week to review The Power of the Daleks for Timelines, the Doctor Who blog of longstanding fan and prolific fanzine editor John Connors, which is worth checking out for its reviews and its material from John's rich archive of fan memories such as convention reviews and photographs from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. The review was published a few hours ago and can be found here.

However, when preparing the link from my own review blog, The Event Library, I realised I'd not mentioned Patrick Troughton specifically, which was something of an omission when covering Troughton's first story. So there can be found a couple of paragraphs on Troughton at that post.

Also posted at http://sir-guinglain.dreamwidth.org/2016/11/17/doctor-who-iv9-14-the-power-of-the-daleks-animated-edition-bw.html.


Posted by: daniel_saunders (daniel_saunders)
Posted at: November 17th, 2016 08:19 pm (UTC)

I'm still not sure whether I'm going to get this; I already have the audios and telesnaps and I'm not sure whether the 'value added' by the animations justifies the outlay of cash (which I don't have in abundance right now!). I'm glad it has gone ahead, though, if only to bring the story to an audience that might not be tempted by the audios. When I became a fan, shortly after the recovery of Tomb, there were only six surviving Troughton stories and two nearly complete ones. Now, with more discoveries and animated and telesnap reconstructions, over half his era is represented on DVD!

Re: links with The Daleks - the use of Tristram Cary's incidental music (yet again) might be deliberate here. Or it might not.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: November 17th, 2016 11:25 pm (UTC)
Hartnell words

The use of the music from The Daleks is I'm sure not just a cost-saving exercise but a mark of continuity, if only in a 'Daleks sound like this' way. It's well-used in a different kind of story, too.