Doctor Who: The Evil of the Daleks by David Whitaker; dir. Derek Martinus (BBC, 1967/2021) A moody story that stays pleasingly small-scale for the majority of its seven episodes. While the premise proves a bit batty, Dudley Simpson’s incidental music keeps the viewer invested. The animation flatters the Daleks and rises to something near resplendence on Skaro.
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Doctor Who: Galaxy Four
Doctor Who: Galaxy Four by William Emms; dir. Derek Martinus (BBC, 1965/2021) The animation is more rudimentary than that of the Troughton releases. Vicki (Maureen O’Brien) is done a particular disservice outside of the surviving footage. Nonetheless, the story is watchable and the colour version in particular features splendid landscapes and memorable character designs.