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Published on October 14th, 2010 | by Patrick Riley

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)


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Patrick is a temporal hitchhiker who spends most of his time in the future. His favourite Doctor is the Fourteenth. If you're especially lucky, you might even hear him tweet to all you merry folk in the past @10PatrickRiley.

4 Responses to Year of the Day of the Daleks DVD:

  1. avatar krumstets says:

    This was my first Dr Who story. Where it all started for me as an imprssionable 5 year old. Nice to see it being released on DVD especially with the added effects.

  2. avatar 23skidoo says:

    As long as we’re given the option of watching the original version, I’m fine with this. I hated what happened (initially, anyway) when they messed about with the original Star Trek. Not that they redid the effects and revised the episodes in the process, but that they didn’t give us the choice. My money is on them doing the same thing as was done with Enlightenment and Planet of Fire and including an enhanced movie version as a bonus. I can’t see them dropping the ball this far along. These are the people who include every little scrap they can find, so they know the fans will want to see the original SFX as much as any upgraded stuff.

  3. avatar mykalel says:

    What’s so wrong with the original voices that they feel they needed replacing?

  4. avatar Jez Noir says:

    I’d say it’s more or less definite that you’ll be able to switch the new effects / voices on and off. The trailer for this release is almost diabolically exciting – exploding Ogrons!

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