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Old October 8 2013, 04:23 PM   #721
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Re: Wiped Episode Discoveries

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I can't see any serious episode hunter - which is what, given the amount apparently found, is what it seems likely they are dealing with - asking for something so absurd.
I dunno. If Ian found some more you can bet he'd be asking for all sorts of non-monetary rewards. The unofficial continuity advisor position has been vacant for a long time...
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Old October 8 2013, 04:26 PM   #722
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In a way, given the influence of fandom types on the proceedings, it's lucky that so many recoveries over the past thirty-odd years have gone down without any unpleasantness, or without the unpleasantness becoming public. But our luck has thoroughly run out.
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Old October 8 2013, 04:28 PM   #723
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GB now have a thread to celebrate the return of the episodes however it can not involve any speculation as to how they were returned, who returned them, how they will be released and not even which episodes they are!
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Old October 8 2013, 04:29 PM   #724
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GB now have a thread to celebrate the return of the episodes however it can not involve any speculation as to how they were returned, who returned them, how they will be released and not even which episodes they are!
So...a thread basically of "OMG EPISODES" and nothing else? Sounds about as productive as GB usually is.
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Old October 8 2013, 04:31 PM   #725
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Re: Wiped Episode Discoveries

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I can't see any serious episode hunter - which is what, given the amount apparently found, is what it seems likely they are dealing with - asking for something so absurd.
I dunno. If Ian found some more you can bet he'd be asking for all sorts of non-monetary rewards. The unofficial continuity advisor position has been vacant for a long time...
Plus Shada being re-released on DVD

But it is a slightly different situation. These were found in Africa (we have to assume) by professionals who went out, spent money and - if Steve Roberts' comment about "mates risking their lives" is to be believed - hazarded their own safety to return this material. It suggests a professional approach, something Mr L could never be accused of in regards to DW. It's hard to imagine that the negotiations for episodes as yet unreturned concern anything but pecuniary matters...
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Old October 8 2013, 04:38 PM   #726
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Wasn't one of the crazy rumours that the person with the episodes wanted Moffat fired, amongst other things?
I can't see any serious episode hunter - which is what, given the amount apparently found, is what it seems likely they are dealing with - asking for something so absurd.
I'll be honest. I'm now entertaining some of the more absurd parts of the original Bleeding Cool reports back in June.
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Old October 8 2013, 04:43 PM   #727
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GB now have a thread to celebrate the return of the episodes however it can not involve any speculation as to how they were returned, who returned them, how they will be released and not even which episodes they are!
So...a thread basically of "OMG EPISODES" and nothing else? Sounds about as productive as GB usually is.
Pretty much, someone even thanked the owner for 'allowing' them to celebrate!
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Old October 8 2013, 05:11 PM   #728
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"A number" have been found. That's a bit vague, but to me that implies more than 2 episodes. But it's down to semantics. Can't wait to find out!
I hoped that the rumoured '2' was stories and not episodes.
I'm guessing episodes because if they were complete stories I'm sure they'd do a DVD release first rather than iTunes.

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Old October 8 2013, 05:12 PM   #729
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GB now have a thread to celebrate the return of the episodes however it can not involve any speculation as to how they were returned, who returned them, how they will be released and not even which episodes they are!
So...a thread basically of "OMG EPISODES" and nothing else? Sounds about as productive as GB usually is.
Pretty much, someone even thanked the owner for 'allowing' them to celebrate!
Fucking mental. I don't miss it.
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Old October 8 2013, 05:16 PM   #730
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One version of the rumor is immediate iTunes (or other download service), then a DVD release to follow at some point. Which would certainly make more money than just the DVD.
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Old October 8 2013, 05:20 PM   #731
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One version of the rumor is immediate iTunes (or other download service), then a DVD release to follow at some point. Which would certainly make more money than just the DVD.
Yea, put them out there for immediate download, with no extras, and then release them on DVD with extras, is likely to get quite a bit of repeat buying. Few people are like me, and prefer to just have the episodes without the extras and "official case" (I like the space savings of putting them in a DVD wallet, and although the extras always look attractive, I find I rarely get around to watching extras, and if I do, it's almost always just once)
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Old October 8 2013, 05:35 PM   #732
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Pretty much, someone even thanked the owner for 'allowing' them to celebrate!
Hahaha, the sad thing is that it isn't surprising.
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Old October 8 2013, 05:58 PM   #733
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FWIW, one of the rumours about the 'problems' in recovering the episodes was that the person who was holding them wanted money for them, and BBC Worldwide didn't have enough on its own, so they were having to work out how to find the funds within the BBC as a whole (the BBC having decide to bite the bullet and ignore the legal technicalities about buying back their own property).
That version of the rumours said it was Enemy of the World (which would be put out on DVD first), Marco Polo (to be run on BBC4, hence they could put in money for it) and Web of Fear (no plans rumoured, which might make sense if it was still one episode short of the complete story).
No idea if that is what's happened, but it now seems more likely that it might be.
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Old October 8 2013, 06:14 PM   #734
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So...a thread basically of "OMG EPISODES" and nothing else? Sounds about as productive as GB usually is.
Pretty much, someone even thanked the owner for 'allowing' them to celebrate!
Fucking mental. I don't miss it.
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One version of the rumor is immediate iTunes (or other download service), then a DVD release to follow at some point. Which would certainly make more money than just the DVD.
Yeah, I would be one of those suckers who double dipped.
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Old October 8 2013, 06:27 PM   #735
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One version of the rumor is immediate iTunes (or other download service), then a DVD release to follow at some point. Which would certainly make more money than just the DVD.
Hmmm, interesting question which I'm sure marketing folks have looked into. I would've assumed you'd want to soak consumers for the more expensive format first (DVD) then the cheaper alternative down the road.

I'm thinking that once most people get it on iTunes, they won't want the DVD even with the extras. But, marketing is not my field.

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