“Doctor Who” is arguably one of the biggest shows to have come out of the United Kingdom. Now, I know what you’re thinking, if you have never heard of the show before, it sounds like a cartoon about an owl physician.
Well, if that were the case, you’d at least have turned out to be right about that first part, as the series is about to foray into animation.
You see, some episodes of the earlier seasons were destroyed in an archive purge, but some did somehow survive as audio. “The Power of the Daleks,” was one such episode, but the BBC decided not to take time’s hold over humans laying down, announcing that they have commissioned an animated version of the serial using the original audio recordings.
“50 years after its inception, Doctor Who continues to be a global phenomenon that perpetually reanimates itself – literally, right now,” said Sarah Barnett, President of BBC America in a released statement.
“‘The Power of the Daleks’ is the latest uniquely creative storytelling to spring from the extraordinary mythology of the ‘Doctor Who’ world – there are only a handful of global franchises that have the depth to evolve in this kind of way. We are so proud to present this work to our BBCA ‘Doctor Who’ fans, who we think will go crazy for this reverent yet shockingly reinvented ‘mash up.‘”
The animated special will premiere Saturday, November 12 on BBC America, which is 50 years after the original air-date. Now, once again, I am not saying that they are going to make use of the animation format in order to portray the Doctor as a talking owl in a doctor’s uniform, but I would be heavily in favor of such action.