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Lost 'Doctor Who' to return with new animated episodes

Updated: Sep 09, 2016 14:11 IST

New York [USA], Sept. 9 (ANI): New versions of the six formerly "lost" episodes of ' The Power of the Daleks,' featuring Doctor Who from the 1960s, are being remade as animations and coming back this fall.

The master negatives of the 'Power of the Daleks,' which was among many early installments of the beloved cult science-fiction series shows, were destroyed in a BBC archive purge in 1974, reports The New York Times.

Based on surviving clips, photographs and audio recordings from the episodes, the series is reported to feature Patrick Troughton as the doctor.

Charles Norton, the producer and director of the new series, said in a statement that the animated adaptation "is the most ambitious 'Doctor Who' archive restoration ever attempted."

This long-running BBC science fiction series is particularly known for the frequent numbers of actors robbed in to play the character of the doctor- the first being William Hartnell replaced by Patrick Troughton.

The long list goes on with Peter Capaldi as the eleventh and the current Doctor Who.

Exactly 50 years since its first production, the new episodes will stream in England on November 5 and premiere on BBC America on November 12.

These special episodes of the 'Power of the Daleks' is already hailed, by Radio Times as the "holy grail for Doctor Who fans." (ANI)