Which TROUGHTON Story Should Be Animated Next - and Why?

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Which TROUGHTON Story Should Be Animated Next?

The Highlanders
9
12%
The Underwater Menace
1
1%
The Evil of the Daleks
32
44%
The Abominable Snowmen
16
22%
The Web of Fear
0
No votes
The Wheel in Space
7
10%
The Space Pirates
8
11%
 
Total votes : 73

Re: Which TROUGHTON Story Should Be Animated Next - and Why?

Postby History Tourist » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:52 pm

That said, while "The Highlanders" is what I want, "The Evil of the Daleks" is what I expect, followed by "The Wheel in Space." I think they'll focus as much as they can on Daleks and Cybermen.

I'm frankly quite surprised they bothered with "The Macra Terror," which I suppose shows that my predictions aren't worth all that much.
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Re: Which TROUGHTON Story Should Be Animated Next - and Why?

Postby iank » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:39 pm

I think Macra and Faceless both demonstrate that they're not just going for the icons or even particular fan faves like Fury. Which is a good thing, as the range would run out of those pretty quick if they were.
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Re: Which TROUGHTON Story Should Be Animated Next - and Why?

Postby Servorobot » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:15 pm

Most likely Rob Ritchie’s crew will concentrate on Series 4 and Big Finish Creative on Series 5&6.

The next announcement for Rob Ritchie’s work is going to interesting and may give us more of an indication about the lay of the land.
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Re: Which TROUGHTON Story Should Be Animated Next - and Why?

Postby iank » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:14 pm

I wonder when Fury will be out, given there's a "coming soon" on Faceless. If we could be talking July (and the animations panel in November indicated Faceless was all but done by that team) I wonder if there might not be a third snuck in by the end of this year.
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Re: Which TROUGHTON Story Should Be Animated Next - and Why?

Postby Servorobot » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:01 am

iank wrote:I wonder when Fury will be out, given there's a "coming soon" on Faceless. If we could be talking July (and the animations panel in November indicated Faceless was all but done by that team) I wonder if there might not be a third snuck in by the end of this year.


They’ll need something for November, although they don’t seem to care about that so much anymore.

Pertwee’s 50th passed with sweet fa, so perhaps anniversaries really are meaningless these days.

I would imagine Rob Ritchie would be beavering away on his next project and if it isn’t Evil you’d be asking yourself why not. Also I can’t see Evil being completed by the end of the year. UWM is a possibility, although the fact they are wasting time animating existing episodes makes these projects take longer than they really need to.

The curse of colour (or color as the culprits would say).
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Re: Which TROUGHTON Story Should Be Animated Next - and Why?

Postby shuzbot » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:30 am

If they could do Evil then why haven't they done it yet? I think that one rules itself out by its absence.
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Re: Which TROUGHTON Story Should Be Animated Next - and Why?

Postby iank » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:21 pm

Hardly. That's a very odd conclusion to wildly jump to.
They haven't done it yet because they don't want to pump out all the big name, big monsters heavy hitters straight away. They're clearly playing the long game now and that means putting out 'lesser' stories interspersed with more iconic ones. Fury from the Deep is very much of a big title, easily the biggest since Power, while neither Macra nor Faceless Ones are overly loved but have gotten done anyway.
It's the exact same strategy they used with the original DVD range.
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Re: Which TROUGHTON Story Should Be Animated Next - and Why?

Postby Servorobot » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:01 am

iank wrote:Hardly. That's a very odd conclusion to wildly jump to.
They haven't done it yet because they don't want to pump out all the big name, big monsters heavy hitters straight away. They're clearly playing the long game now and that means putting out 'lesser' stories interspersed with more iconic ones. Fury from the Deep is very much of a big title, easily the biggest since Power, while neither Macra nor Faceless Ones are overly loved but have gotten done anyway.
It's the exact same strategy they used with the original DVD range.


Macra Terror is a bit sh*t, but I like The Faceless Ones.

Rob Ritchie’s next project will be a Series 4 story. It’s almost worth putting money on it.
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