A Lost Doctor Who Episode Is Getting A Special Theatrical Screening
Wakey wakey, Canada.
BBC and Cineplex are hosting a special, one-night only screening of Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks, an animated recreation of a long-lost episode from the original series.
50 years ago, the BBC aired the episodes—the first full story with Patrick Troughton starring as the Second Doctor—only to lose the entire serial during a big mid-seventies housecleaning. But to celebrate the 50th anniversary, all six parts of the serial, including the regeneration of the very first Doctor, have been, uh, regenerated as an animated series, using the clips, photographs, and sound recordings that survived the BBC purge. The screening will be accompanied by never seen before interviews with original members of the Who cast.
The new animated version will be in theatres on Wednesday, November 30 (only!) at select Cineplex locations across the country. Find tickets for a screening at a theatre near you here.