Six Smart Women Discussing Doctor Who

verityepisode123It’s an animated discussion on this ep of Verity! Join Deb, Liz, and Tansy as they talk about “The Power of the Daleks”–the newly-animated version! (Apologies if you’re in the US and haven’t seen the whole thing yet.)

Did you/will you see it in the movie theatre with a bunch of fellow fans? Have you watched it at home? What did you think? Let us know in the comments!


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Comments on: "123 – Verity! Has the Power!" (4)

  1. Reblogged this on Confessions of a Curator, Editor, Geek and commented:

    New Verity!

  2. Bob Gallagher said:

    Saw this at the cinema last week. It was fab! I did wish they had broken it into episodes, though. I would love to have seen the credits six times over!

    As for an additional story I would like to be animated — Fury from the Deep!

  3. […] Verity! talks animated Power of the Daleks – This week’s Verity! is a discussion of the brand new Power animation, and it was […]

  4. Interesting hearing the discussion of the animation quality/style, given that now in 2020 they’re releasing an *updated* animation where they’ve been able to do things they didn’t have time or budget for the first time.

    My own experience of “Power” started with a mysterious black and white photo of “sleeping” Daleks covered in cobwebs, in a glossy special or photo magazine bought on the way to a family holiday, probably around 1972/73…? Not the famous Radio Times special, though. It might have been an issue of “Countdown”, the glossy comic that was carrying Doctor Who strips back then…?

    Anyway, then we had books like “The Making Of..” where I learned at least the titles and plot outlines of all the old stories, but my first experience of “Power…” as a complete story was the cassette edition narrated by Tom Baker… Which, frankly, was dreadful! The sound quality of the eps was terrible, and the narration (written by Eric Saward, I think?) was full of distracting modern era (i,e, 1980s) references that threw me out of the story.

    Then came the much better CD edition, with much more appropriate narration, and by then the telesnaps had been released online, so I was able look at them while listening and do my own “on the fly” reconstruction, as it were… But although the plot was now clearer to me, actually “enjoying” “Power..” was uphill work!

    I saw the Loose Cannon recon; that was a bit easier (I seem to absorb text descriptions of action more comfortably than spoken)…

    And then, finally, came the animation… Here, finally was the story in a form I could just watch like normal telly! … And instead of enjoying it, I was getting annoyed with the animation choices. =:o\

    It turns out my favourite version of “Power…” – so far – is the one I get by putting on the animated DVD and not watching the screen. No intrusive narration, no scrolling text to read, and if I happen to be unsure what’s happening during a scene, I can glance up to see an artists impression of who’s in the scene doing what. Perfect.

    I probably will buy the updated animation at some point though. If it turns up cheap. =:o}

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