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Old October 11 2013, 02:03 PM   #901
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Ah, I've never read any of his. Apparently the birthing house is supposed to be one of his better ones.
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Old October 11 2013, 02:04 PM   #902
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IIRC they mislabelled the tapes as something else until after the Mind Robber had started going out or some such.
Yes, they leaked a cover story that they'd got four episodes back, but they were just slightly better condition prints of An Unearthly Child.
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Old October 11 2013, 02:57 PM   #903
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I usually don't go for double dips if I can avoid it, but I'm willing to make an exception in this regard. I'm already downloading the digital copies The Web of Fear and The Enemy of the World and plan to get the DVD copies as well.
I, too, will be a double dipper. Something I almost never do, especially buying the different formats so close to each other. But, it's a great way to celebrate the 50th!

I've already downloaded Enemy and will watch it this weekend. I have to finish War Games first, which I thought was going to be my last Troughton until Moonbase comes out. So, I'm pleasantly surprised!

Which leads me to another point: Why wait until the episodes had been remastered and ready for immediate download before officially confirming the finds? What harm would there have been to simply announce that they had been found? I can understand if this was a case of negotiations, but it seems to me that those negotiations happened some time ago if the episodes are already restored and ready to go.
This has puzzled me as well. Clearly, they waited to announce anything until it was all set. Ordinarily, that wouldn't be a big deal to me as I'm not an urgent consumer of media.

However, this time, it fostered the omnirumor and the rampant up and downs of a rollercoaster ride! It was not a fun ride for fans leading to excitement and dissappointment. A definitive announcement could've settled it. "This is what we've found, but it's not ready to release. Enemy and Web will be released on iTunes before the anniversary."

Also, we STILL don't know the true number of finds. As far as I know, the BBC hasn't definitely said this was all, just that was all they're announcing at this time. Still not sure if I should believe the rumors or not! So, it goes on thanks to the BBC's deceptiveness!

It just fits with my dim view of how the BBC is managed.

All in all, it has a great ending even if it's "just" Enemy and Web, two top notch stories that I've wanted to see for decades! I just wish we had a definitive answer about whether we should expect more, or not!

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Old October 11 2013, 03:37 PM   #904
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I bought Enemy, but, Episode 4 crapped out on me during the download? What do you do about iTunes messing up like that? Episode 4 is in a separate folder "downloading", where as the rest of them the episodes are in a folder called "TV Shows"

Also, not really happy with the Streaming on iTunes, the synch is off between video and audio and it doesn't appear to be playing at the proper speed either. And, it doesn't appear I can burn them to DVD, so, it seems I pretty much wasted my $9.99 since I can't watch them from iTunes at the proper speed and can't burn them so I can watch them on my DVD Player

Over the weekend, I'll try shutting down some processes, to see if that improves my performance, but, episode 4 really chaps my hide. So, if anyone can tell me how I reaquire that from iTunes, it would be much appreciated (I've never used iTunes before this, I do all my audios through Big Finish and Audible.com or Amazon)
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Old October 11 2013, 04:00 PM   #905
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I had the same problem. I closed iTunes, reopened it, went back to the web page and click download again. iTunes continued the download from where it left off. Annoying, but it works (at least for me).
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Old October 11 2013, 04:04 PM   #906
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I had the same problem. I closed iTunes, reopened it, went back to the web page and click download again. iTunes continued the download from where it left off. Annoying, but it works (at least for me).
Ah, OK, I'll try that tonight, thanks. No additional charge, right? It will just automatically know you paid already, and will already be ready for download, just like if something is in your library at Audible or Big Finish?
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Old October 11 2013, 04:22 PM   #907
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I had the same problem. I closed iTunes, reopened it, went back to the web page and click download again. iTunes continued the download from where it left off. Annoying, but it works (at least for me).
Ah, OK, I'll try that tonight, thanks. No additional charge, right? It will just automatically know you paid already, and will already be ready for download, just like if something is in your library at Audible or Big Finish?
It theoretically should recognize that you've already paid. I have an Apple ID account. How did you pay?
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Old October 11 2013, 04:32 PM   #908
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I had the same problem. I closed iTunes, reopened it, went back to the web page and click download again. iTunes continued the download from where it left off. Annoying, but it works (at least for me).
Ah, OK, I'll try that tonight, thanks. No additional charge, right? It will just automatically know you paid already, and will already be ready for download, just like if something is in your library at Audible or Big Finish?
It theoretically should recognize that you've already paid. I have an Apple ID account. How did you pay?
I created an account, hooked up to my ATM Card, and the money has already been debited on my checking account this morning.
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Old October 11 2013, 04:39 PM   #909
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Also, not really happy with the Streaming on iTunes, the synch is off between video and audio and it doesn't appear to be playing at the proper speed either. And, it doesn't appear I can burn them to DVD, so, it seems I pretty much wasted my $9.99 since I can't watch them from iTunes at the proper speed and can't burn them so I can watch them on my DVD Player
This is why I am not getting them. It's far too restrictive on how you can watch what you buy.
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Old October 11 2013, 05:06 PM   #910
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The Beeb have clarified the information on the provisional covers is wrong and we're looking at single disc (and presumably extra light if not extraless) releases.
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Old October 11 2013, 05:21 PM   #911
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There are no television series availabe on iTunes here, so I'll watch these stories on DVD, I guess.
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Old October 11 2013, 05:24 PM   #912
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Oh, and is there a way to get statistics on how many iTunes downloads have been bought for these, so we can get an idea how well they're doing (not that number alone will mean a whole lot, without knowing how much they paid for the episodes, but, it would at least give a general idea of the popularity after maybe a week of availability)
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Old October 11 2013, 05:30 PM   #913
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Ah, OK, I'll try that tonight, thanks. No additional charge, right? It will just automatically know you paid already, and will already be ready for download, just like if something is in your library at Audible or Big Finish?
It theoretically should recognize that you've already paid. I have an Apple ID account. How did you pay?
I created an account, hooked up to my ATM Card, and the money has already been debited on my checking account this morning.
You should be fine. I looked at my bank account earlier and I've only been charged once for each serial.
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Old October 11 2013, 06:36 PM   #914
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Three episodes into Enemy...Gotta love how, after inititally joking joking about how it being in black and white meant we'd be at least spared Letts poor CSO usage, he still managed to sneak in the monochrome equivalent with a poorly back projected garden. But bloody hell, Patrick Troughton really is brilliant and elevates the whole thing beyond how it comes across in audio/recons. As good as what Loose Cannon do is, nothing can actually equal him running along the beach in his long johns clicking his heels together with joy. Nor his priceless face of glee when he's told by Astrid what a brilliant man he is and how it falls into a grump after she says he'll probably die.
Nice to have the long standing vagueness over when the story is set firmly solved by a big close up of a sign with the year on it as well (2018 rather than the more often guessed 2017).
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Old October 11 2013, 06:45 PM   #915
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^ Probably best to put comments like these in the review grading threads. That way we can all watch unspoiled. Not that your post contained huge spoilers but, IMO, it would be nice to keep all of these comments there.
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