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Old November 15 2012, 08:48 PM   #16
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Re: Babylon 5, did someone have a vendetta against the series?

The Borgified Corpse wrote: View Post
With Doctor Who, even the episodes that do still exist, none of the original master tapes from the 1st 8 seasons exist anymore. All we have now are black & white film prints shot with a telecine machine, fan made off-air color video recordings, and some high quality American tapes that still need to be back-converted from NTSC back into PAL (which still yielded some pretty poor converted images until a few years ago when they were finally able to use computers to adjust the color and diminish the extra motion-blur).
Not quite true; The Ambassadors of Death 1, The Claws of Axos 1 4 and The Daemons 4 all exist on their original PAL 2" master tape. Plus Spearhead from Space 1 2 3 4 exists on it's original 16mm colour film.

In addition, NTSC 2" master tapes have been recovered for Inferno 1 2 3 4 5 6 7, Colony in Space 1 2 3 4 5 6 and The Claws of Axos 2 3, which have been reverse standards converted to PAL
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