BBC America and Fathom Events are giving fans a chance to see the animated Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks in theaters before it airs on TV.
Participating theaters will show the six-part animated series—a new version of a lost “Doctor Who” episode—at 7/6c Nov. 14. The special screening comes in advance of the BBC America airing at 8:25/7:25c Nov. 19. It’s also 50 years after the original’s only UK broadcast on BBC.
The cinema event will feature exclusive bonus content, including interviews with members of the original cast. Check out the teaser above.
Fans can purchase tickets for the theatrical screenings at FathomEvents.com beginning at 10 a.m./9c Oct. 14. Participating theater box offices also will sell tickets. For a complete list of theater locations featuring Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network visit the Fathom Events website.
“The Power of the Daleks” depicts the regeneration of the first Doctor, William Hartnell, into the second, Patrick Troughton. It is one of the most celebrated “Doctor Who” adventures, yet no complete film recordings are known to exist. The master negatives were destroyed in an archive purge in 1974.
This brand new animation is based on the program’s original audio recordings, surviving photographs, and film clips. It is being released 50 years after the original’s only UK broadcast.
The six-part adventure also shows Troughton’s Time Lord, along with his companions Polly (Anneke Wills) and Ben (Michael Craze), battle Daleks on the planet Vulcan.
Charles Norton produced and directed “Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks.” Comic book artists Martin Geraghty and Adrian Salmon created the character designs.
“Doctor Who” debuted in 1963 on BBC. It is the longest-running sci-fi series ever. The Guinness Book of World Records also has certified it as the most successful sci-fi series ever.