Second Doctor Serial “The Faceless Ones” to be animated!

First, apologies for having gone so long without updating this blog. Work has had me insanely busy, plus the fact that the Tumblr folks haven’t been giving me grief and marking my posts as adult content has given me less motivation for importing more of my posts here. Finally, I was waiting until I finished “The Wheel of Ice”, the book I’m currently reading before writing a review … I’m almost at that point, so it should be forthcoming.

Now to get to the main point of this post: There is news of another Doctor Who serial to be animated! The Second Doctor story “The Faceless Ones,” of which only two episodes out of six exist, is going to be animated and released on DVD next year. Go here for more news and a video teaser.

From what I’ve seen it seems that it’s going to be similar to “The Macra Terror” which was just recently released. I still don’t have my copy as it’s not going to be released in Region 1 until October (*sigh*), but I have seen it and would like to write a little “review” of what I’ve seen. I’ll try to do that as soon as possible.

Do you think the Beeb will recreate every lost store with animation or is that just too infeasible — I really wish they’d do for the other lost Dalek stories, “Dalek’s Master Plan” and “Evil of the Daleks”

I would love for them to do that. I’m not sure if they’d actually do it, but I can see them doing at least several. There was a rumor a couple months ago that they were going to release “The Macra Terror” and “The Wheel in Space”, possibly as an animated recreation (at least for the first one). It seems “The Wheel in Space” will be released on DVD but it’s the BritBox reconstruction.

It would be nice if the rumor panned out, although I agree that I’d love to see “The Dalek’s Master Plan” and “Evil of the Daleks” get the animated treatment. I thought they did a good job for “Power of the Daleks” and even the animation for the two lost episodes of “The Invasion.”

There’s a forum where they discuss the lost stories that’s got some good speculation and discussion on it. It’s here if you’re interested. 🙂