The animated treatment of the (mostly) missing Second Doctor serial The Faceless Ones now has a release date!
According to this article, it will be released on plain DVD, Blu-Ray and SteelBook on the 16th of March. That’s the Region 2 version, of course. No word on Region 1, and Amazon.com hasn’t updated their listing of it so I assume it’ll be delayed until at least November or December like The Macra Terror was.
Nevertheless, the article mentions the serial is being presented in color (not sure if they’ll offer an alternate black-and-white version as they did with Macra) and will include extras such as a telesnap recon of the missing episodes along with the surviving two, audio commentaries, etc.
There’s also a link in the article to preorder the DVD on Amazon.co.uk.
EDIT: According to the listing on Amazon.co.uk, it seems there will also be a black-and-white version of the story in addition to the color one.
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.
Here we see Jamie going from cute, long-haired ruffian to boy with more of a Beatles-like Mop Top (and it will become even more like that later on). I saw someone on DeviantArt theorize that Polly had given him a makeover at some point…hey, anything’s possible, I guess 😀
More to come!
(all pics are either my own screencaps or from here)