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Old June 21 2013, 12:22 AM   #271
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^None of which changes the fact that we can never catch up with signals that are travelling faster than light -- not without FTL technology which is probably unattainable.
NASA is working on a warp drive as we speak.

By the 200th anniversary of Doctor Who, we will have those lost episodes. Yeezus be praised
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Old June 21 2013, 02:47 AM   #272
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NASA is working on a warp drive as we speak.
Not a drive, just an interferometer experiment to try to obtain proof of concept. It's about as close to a warp engine as a round pebble rolling down a hill is to a Formula 1 race car.
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Old June 21 2013, 03:15 AM   #273
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But still, it's all simple really.
We just need there to be an alien civilisation about 25 light years out, who'd developed the noise/signal sorting tech by late 1978, so they could pick up Doctor Who from the start as the BBC signals reached them.
Being people... ah, aliens of taste, they would instantly realise it was so good that it should be re-broadcast on their own TV stations. Which means we can pick up their retransmissions of Marco Polo early next year, if SETI just develops the necessary noise-signal tech in time!
Mind you, it'll be really irritating that, after Marco Polo, we'll only get six more missing episodes off the alien TXes until October 2015. ;-)
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Old June 21 2013, 03:23 AM   #274
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A post from Outpost Skaro (sorry, no link, I got this from Gallifrey Base):

I think it's fair to say that, despite the furore surrounding this Philip Morris statement, that at Outpost Skaro we have never once mentioned his name.

I can categorically tell you that he is NOT the source of the cache I was told about. Well, in as much as I was never told his name. You must also be clear that we never once confirmed the huge 90 episodes, three tonnes of evidence that Ian was talking about. We did presume this must be the same haul we were told about, but we couldn't get a paper trail to correlate both accounts.

As far as I am concerned, as it stands this evening, nothing has changed. My sources (and their are more than one, independent of each other) still tell me that a significant amount of missing stories have been discovered, and that negotiation is underway to a) discover what they are b) find out the condition of them and c) recover them for the the archives/future dvd release.

I must reiterate too that these could very well be Doctor Who - some are labelled that way - but I as yet, despite being told adventures names, can't prove that they are. Again, they might be mislabelled, useless or just plain gone.

So, as Derek said earlier, we're in much the same place as we were at the start of the day.

I personally don't think the BBC will release any information any time soon, so it remains, for me at least, a waiting game.
Take with a hefty helping of salt.
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Old June 21 2013, 05:00 AM   #275
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I'm going to ignore all rumours - like I've always done - until I see an official press release from the BBC saying they've found something.

Be that in a day, a week, a month, a year or 20 years away.

There really is no point in getting excited about RUMOURS, cos that's all they are. Wait for FACTS.

(I'm currently going through this thread and a few other forums colating a timeline of events for this rumour(s) so we can all look back and see how amazing it's been (seriously, since the 13th of June - one week ago as I type this - Who fandom has gone batshit crazy). Yes it may not have a happy ending but it's woken a lot of the world up and if anything given a lot of free publicity to the plight of Doctor Who's missing episodes...)
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Old June 22 2013, 10:02 PM   #276
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But still, it's all simple really.
We just need there to be an alien civilisation about 25 light years out, who'd developed the noise/signal sorting tech by late 1978, so they could pick up Doctor Who from the start as the BBC signals reached them.
Being people... ah, aliens of taste, they would instantly realise it was so good that it should be re-broadcast on their own TV stations. Which means we can pick up their retransmissions of Marco Polo early next year, if SETI just develops the necessary noise-signal tech in time!
Mind you, it'll be really irritating that, after Marco Polo, we'll only get six more missing episodes off the alien TXes until October 2015. ;-)
First of all, I suspect that if any aliens did intercept our sci-fi TV broadcasts, they'd probably find them incredibly racist and refuse to have anything to do with us on principle.

Secondly, the notion of aliens picking up Earth TV broadcasts and re-airing them on their own planet is part of the plot of the 8th Doctor novel "Mad Dogs & Englishmen" by Paul Magrs.


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Over the years I've seen that there are a group of people who will believe whatever he says and defend him no matter how horribly abusive he gets purely because he saved some old episodes from destruction.

Yes it's great that we have them but they don't buy him a lifetime pass to be a Dick.
Not only that, but there's also his dubious contribution to 1980s TV theme music that I believe he's yet to apologize for.


But then, I guess I'm really just asking for the 1980s to apologize for being the 1980s.
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Old June 22 2013, 11:11 PM   #277
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But then, I guess I'm really just asking for the 1980s to apologize for being the 1980s.
That's not far from the truth actually. He only composed it, Peter Howell arranged it. Ian was expecting a more orchestrial treatment whereas Peter just recreated his synth demo.
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Old June 23 2013, 12:09 AM   #278
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Sod the music, how did K9 get on that wall?
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Old June 23 2013, 12:12 AM   #279
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Frankly, the whole thing wouldn't be quite so laughable if Lis Sladen would just smile in those shots. It's like, she can't quite commit herself to being stuck on this series now that she's there.
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Old June 23 2013, 09:20 AM   #280
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Any new 'news' ?
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Old June 23 2013, 01:31 PM   #281
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Any new 'news' ?
Nah, we got a denial from a BBC Spokesperson and a denial from the Restorationist, that's pretty much, unless they come out with a statement that they really do have something
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Old June 23 2013, 06:00 PM   #282
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^^But remember the Doctor lies, no i mean Moffet lies, no i mean the BBC lies, why is everybody telling me lies. lol
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Old June 23 2013, 06:41 PM   #283
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^^But remember the Doctor lies, no i mean Moffet lies, no i mean the BBC lies, why is everybody telling me lies. lol
Is that true ?
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Old June 23 2013, 06:43 PM   #284
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First of all, I suspect that if any aliens did intercept our sci-fi TV broadcasts, they'd probably find them incredibly racist and refuse to have anything to do with us on principle.
How do you know? First off they wouldn't understand a word they would be saying unless they somehow decode a language that is alien to them. Also for all we know they could see our views of racism as extremely tame. But really they would have no way to know the context of any form of racism.
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Old June 23 2013, 06:46 PM   #285
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They probably wouldn't even realize that those human beings wearing funny bits of rubber and silicone on their heads were meant to be aliens at all.
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