The mostly-missing Doctor Who story ‘The Abominable Snowmen’ is being animated for DVD and Blu-ray!
This classic Doctor Who adventure was first broadcast in 1967 and saw the Second Doctor encounter the dreaded Yeti for this first time as they tried to invade a Himalayan monastery. And whilst only one episode of ‘The Abominable Snowmen‘ currently resides in the BBC archives, the remaining five episodes are being animated for DVD and Blu-ray in 2022, with a special steelbook release reportedly coming this year.
Here’s the official synopsis for this classic adventure:
“‘The Abominable Snowmen’ follows the Doctor as he returns to the Himalayas 300 years after his first visit to the Holy Ganta, an ancient relic he was given many centuries ago by the grateful monks at Det-Sen Monastery. On arriving, the Doctor is blamed for a series of brutal murders in the area, however companions Jamie McCrimmon and Victoria Waterfield discover the true culprits – the previously peaceful Yeti that live in seclusion on the mountainside have apparently turned violent.
“The Doctor must convince the monks that not only is he not their enemy, but the real foe is living amongst them. Their ancient Master, Padmasambhava, is being controlled by an alien entity known only as the Great Intelligence.”
The animation of ‘The Abominable Snowmen’ is made possible by the fact that its audio recordings still exist. This is thanks to contemporary fans who captured the story’s soundtrack during the original transmission by (literally) putting a microphone up against their TV speakers.
In the meantime, you can read about the making of ‘The Abominable Snowmen’ here.
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