Fans of Doctor Who with an interest in the classic episodes will probably know that the Power of the Daleks serial – the first to feature the Second Doctor right after his regeneration – is largely lost, with only a few clips known to exist.
As a result of this, and in an effort to raise money, fan Nick Scovell has produced various stage versions of the serial, featuring an ever-developing revision to make the story more suitable for the new medium.
Over the past couple of years, production has moved to the medium of video, with what could quite possibly be the ultimate Doctor Who fan film now almost complete. Starring Scovell as the Doctor and with a cast that features Barnaby Edwards (appearing in the flesh), Nick Briggs (providing Dalek voices) and Lisa Bowerman (Survival, Bernice Summerfield).
Moving the action from the Vulcan colony planet to a Vulcan Corporation base in the Falkland islands, the new version sees a Doctor without companions thrust into the thick of the action…
This is just the first part – a second installment is available from July, but be aware that these are not the finished pieces. Post production work continues, in order to complete a final full big screen version in HD in time for the Power Reimagined Convention on Saturday, 1st September where guests will include Anneke Wills (Polly in the original serial) and Patrick Troughton’s actor/writer son Michael Troughton. More details can be found at www.power-convention.co.uk
(With thanks to Gareth)