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     Wednesday, March 21 2007 @ 07:43 PM EDT
    "Power of the Daleks" exists as a reconstruction now in at least two different ways. One, which has several different variations, utilizes the straight soundtrack, with occasional subtitles (or third-person audio)providing "neutral" narration. Another uses an early audio reconstruction, in which the narration is provided by Tom Baker, in character as the Fourth Doctor, telling the story in the first person.

    The former way is obviously more faithful to the original. The latter changes the story somewhat because it's slightly editorial, and, in a way, is a multi-Doctor story.

    Anyone have a preference for one method over the other?

    "I think of myself as ambitious in casting terms, and I know that Bonnie [Langford] has the potential to make the part totally unirritating . . ." JNT, 1986
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     Thursday, March 22 2007 @ 12:34 AM EDT
    i have to say i prefer the tom baker narrated version but only realy coz the audio cassette was the first version of the story id heard

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     Thursday, March 22 2007 @ 02:49 AM EDT

    Either way, Power is a great story...

    Taras

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     Thursday, March 22 2007 @ 06:19 PM EDT
    Unfortunately I have not experienced either version so I can't make a comment.

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     Tuesday, June 26 2007 @ 03:17 PM EDT
    The Tom Baker narrated version is magnificent. It's also the only version I've heard. The part where Tom mentions being more attractive than his earlier incarnation never fails to make me laugh. Patrick Troughton and Tom Baker are my favorite doctors, so the audio is added treat for me.

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