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BBC Worldwide North America & Cineplex Events present a special screening of 'Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks' animated series


Tue, Nov 15th 2016 02:10 pm

A one-night-only event to show the recreated animation of 'Doctor Who's' most celebrated lost adventure

BBC Worldwide North America and Cineplex Events will bring the popular sci-fi classic "Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks" to theaters across Canada on Wednesday, Nov. 30, in celebration of this lost story's 50th anniversary. "The Power of the Daleks" will also feature exclusive bonus content, including interviews with members of the original cast.

"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 for "The Power of the Daleks" were destroyed in an archive purge in 1974. This brand-new animation, being released 50 years after its original UK broadcast, is based on the program's audio recordings, surviving photographs, and film clips.

The six-part adventure features the regeneration - or as it was then called "renewal" - of the First Doctor, William Hartnell, into the 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.

"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.

"It is a rare treat to be able to bring the lost episode, 'Power of the Daleks,' to life using modern animation techniques. 'Doctor Who' cinema events have been incredibly successful, and this is an extraordinary opportunity to allow a new generation of fans to experience this classic adventure for the first time," said Soumya Sriraman, EVP, franchise and digital enterprises, BBC Worldwide North America.

"We're thrilled to bring additional 'Doctor Who' episodes to the big screen," said Brad LaDouceur, vice president, event cinema, Cineplex Entertainment. "The series has always had a passionate following and we are always looking to fulfill Whovians' enthusiasm for more! We especially can't wait to introduce a new generation of audience to 'Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks' with this one-night-only special event."

Tickets are now on sale. For theater locations and show times, visit Cineplex.com/Events.

Since its launch in 1963, "Doctor Who" has become one of the world's best-loved dramas and is certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most successful sci-fi series ever. "Doctor Who" is the most-watched series on space, and has received numerous awards across its 53 years.

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