1st intriguing animated look at Who’s lost Ice Warriors episode

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Mar 4, 2013, 11:50 AM EST

A lost Doctor Who adventure titled “The Ice Warriors” is going to be released on DVD this summer with animated versions that will replace the serial’s two missing episodes.

This lost classic Who adventure stars the late Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor.

Originally broadcast in 1967—and marking the very first appearance of those Martian monsters—“The Ice Warriors” two lost episodes will be animated using the original audio tracks that will be re-created by award-winning animation studio Qurios.

The producer of BBC Worldwide’s classic Doctor Who series, Dean Hall, has said:

“We’ve been discussing the various ways Qurios could reconstruct these episodes for over three years. So it’s really, really satisfying to finally see them animated. Qurios have a great track record in excellent and innovative animations.”

In order to whet our appetites, they have released a “work in progress” clip.

Have a look:

The DVD release of “The Ice Warriors” will follow these classic Who monsters’ return to TV when the second half of the seventh season of Doctor Who returns on Saturday, March 30.

Along with this lost episode, we’ll also get to finally see the incomplete William Hartnell story “The Tenth Planet,” which will be re-released on DVD, with the animated version filling in for the missing fourth episode of that serial.

"The Ice Warriors" is set to be released on DVD on Aug. 26 in the U.K.

What did you think of the clip? Is it enough to whet your appetite for "The Ice Warriors," or does it leave you ... rather cold?

(via Radio Times)