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.”
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.