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EX-TER-MI-NITE! Daleks invade BritBox’s classic Doctor Who library for Halloween event

The Daleks are taking over the digital home of classic Doctor Who for Halloween — bringing some streaming surprises …

Branding its Oct. 31 content as “ExtermiNITE!: Night of the Killing Daleks,” BritBox will add several episodes of the 1963-89 version of the sci-fi series that have been conspicuously absent from its mostly complete-as-can-be catalogue.

Long available on VHS and then DVD, “Day of the Daleks,” “Planet of the Daleks,” “The Five Doctors,” “Resurrection of the Daleks,” “Revelation of the Daleks” and “Remembrance of the Daleks” — all of which also were missing from the recent Doctor Who on Twitch marathon event — likely have been restricted from streaming platforms by rights issues concerning the estate of late Daleks creator Terry Nation.

These stories, featuring the Third, Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Doctors (Jon Pertwee, Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy, respectively), have long been missing from the online library, appearing in their proper place on BritBox’s listings but, until now, marked as “unavailable.”

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That’s “Skaro,” chums. (Courtesy BritBox)

Best of all, in an email to Nerdvana, representatives for BritBox said the episodes in which the Daleks invade BritBox will be sticking around in their library after Halloween has come and gone.

Library of classic Doctor Who TV episodes to stream exclusively on BritBox

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  • We were looking forward to seeing Season 22 last serial, “Revelation of the Daleks” on Halloween night. Unfortunately, the conclusion of this story is not there. This is a 1 1/2 hour story, originally 2-45 minute episodes. Britbox presents 2/3rds of the story, but the final 1/3 is not here, leaving us hanging for a conclusion. Instead of seeing the conclusion, the next episode is the beginning of season 23, “Trial of a Time Lord”.

    A querie to USA Britbox regarding this issue was met with the response that not all episodes are available.

    Why show 2/3rds of a story, leaving out the conclusion?

    • Thanks for sharing this – I reached out to their media team, and got this response:
      >>Your message was forwarded to me, I am so sorry, there was an operational glitch and will be sorted shortly. Thank you for your patience.

      • Thank you soo much for looking into this ! My family has been a Britbox subscriber since their preview, and have really enjoyed all of the newly found, newly updated, Doctor Who releases. When they get this sorted, we will do our lil watch party all over again. Your assist is much appreciated.

  • Now Britbox appears to have only the first half of the first episode — 24 minutes of a 44 minute episode. Any idea what’s going on?

      • Hi, Jayson. Thanks for replying. Revelation. I’m in US and trying to watch through my Amazon Prime membership (with Britbox add-on). It’s bizarre: Episode 1 is 24 minutes (interestingly, with a cliff-hanger aptly timed). But then Episode 2 starts with a gap in plot, so if it were a four-parter, it’d be missing episode 2 if that makes sense. None of the other episodes have gaps like this; all other episodes of this season of 6th are 44 minutes–2 parters, save Two Doctors which is a 3-parter.

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