Year of the Day of the Daleks DVD:


All right, that’s the big news, now move along!  What’s this?  You want to hear more details about the fact that Day of the Daleks will be released in 2011?  Normally we wouldn’t do this, but as an early Doctor Who Day present, we’ll expand a little…

2|entertain dished the news of the 2011 release at this year’s Time and Space convention, hosted by the Doctor Who Appreciation Society.  They also mentioned an interesting feature – new special effects and Dalek voices will be included!

While an upgrade to effects, voices, etc. is nothing particularly new (think of The Dalek Invasion of Earth, The Curse of Fenric, and Enlightenment DVDs), we can’t recall a time when the Dalek voices were completely updated throughout the episodes to what will most likely be Nick Briggs’ voice.  What has been left out of the announcement is whether viewers will be able to switch back and forth between the original cut and the new one, but judging from past releases, we’re betting the on/off button for the feature will be buried somewhere in the settings or special features menus.

For all the Day of the Daleks virgins out there, we’ll say that it was a Pertwee story, the first of Doctor Who’s ninth season, which means there should be no surprise that Katy Manning was also in there as Jo Grant as well as Nicholas Courtney as Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart.  The story has never been on DVD and was last seen on VHS in 1994.  Day of the Daleks, we’ve missed you.  Welcome back.

(Via Gallifrey News Base)

Patrick Riley


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