One of the most highly regarded fan films of 2012, “Power of the Daleks: Reimagined” made its North American premiere at Gallifrey One in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 16. A modern take on the lost Patrick Troughton episode from 1966, this Reimagined version allows fans to experience the story on screen for the first time in over 40 years.
Created by a group of friends who produced many fan stage recreations such as “Fury from the Deep”, “Evil of the Daleks” and “The Dalek Masterplan”, the group decided to take on a challenging task. Nick Scovell and Rob Thrush worked tirelessly to bring the beloved story to the internet in multiple episodes. Gallifrey One was the first chance for fans in North America to see the film in one full length program.
While very loyal to the original, some modifications had to be made in order for the story to become modern. One of the main changes is that the rebel group is now an environmental organization. Also, the location of the story is no longer on the planet Vulcan, it is instead located in the Falkland Islands. Even though there are a few small changes here and there, the heart of the story remains.
The Daleks return in their silver and blue glory voiced by Nicolas Briggs. While fans have watched reconstructed versions of the story for years, Briggs’ performance adds an extra terror and suspense to the creatures focused on extermination. The jaw dropping moment when it is revealed how many Daleks are actually attacking will send shivers down the most seasoned viewer’s spine.
Many guest stars also lend their talents to the fan made production. Barnaby Edwards, known as one of the greatest Dalek operators in “Doctor Who” history and as a “Big Finish” director, portrays the Prime Minister. Fans of the “Big Finish” audio dramas will recognize Lisa Bowerman from “Bernice Summerfield”.
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