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Old August 1 2013, 03:47 AM   #361
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Re: Wiped Episode Discoveries

They said a couple of years ago they were trying to get out of Who and do other restoration work. Looks like they succeeded!
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Old August 1 2013, 08:16 AM   #362
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They said a couple of years ago they were trying to get out of Who and do other restoration work. Looks like they succeeded!
Thats a possibility as is more special edition re-releases of existing stories. The Two Doctors, The War Machines and The Horror of Fang Rock are just a few that spring to mind.
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Old August 1 2013, 08:28 AM   #363
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I just can't imagine the BBC releasing a statement saying 'You know all those rumours about missing episodes that we've been denying ? Well, we DO have them. We just wouldn't admit it.'
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Old August 1 2013, 11:39 AM   #364
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I saw the link to this at Gallifrey Base and, if true, it's certainly puzzling.

The Restoration Team has had their contract extended through 2016.

If true, why? If nothing has been recovered, then the DVD range is done this year. So what would they be doing the next three years?

Curious.
Ideally, Blake's 7, Quatermass, etc...

Or they may have figured out something to do with Blu-Ray or online streaming.
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Old August 2 2013, 12:01 AM   #365
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I think Blake's needs rather more than restoring. I rewatched some not so long ago and many of the effects and model shots are truly shocking.

It needs a TOS style do-over.
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Old August 2 2013, 01:36 AM   #366
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I think Blake's needs rather more than restoring. I rewatched some not so long ago and many of the effects and model shots are truly shocking.

It needs a TOS style do-over.
Yea, they looked at Doctor Who's Budget and drooled, LOL. It's part of the show's charm, though. But, yea, I've seen a couple minutes trailer of someone upping the effects with CGI and it looked really nice.
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Old August 2 2013, 04:00 AM   #367
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B7 was a science fiction series, but it inherited the budget (and schedule) of a recently ended police series (not, as sometimes reported, Z Cars, which didn't end till later that year, but its spin-off Softly Softly, which did end a year before B7 started). Added to which the BBC special effects department wasn't given any extra money or staff, even though B7 meant it had to do an extra 13 'hours' of SF a year .
Still, I can't think of much the Restoration Team could really do to Blake's 7, aside from cleaning up film inserts (which were probably a bit grotty on the original transmission, so sorting them out changes the original episode).
But I would love to see a DVD-option redo of the start to season three, which makes the Intergalactic War look like a proper space battle, not a random assembly of old model footage.
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Old August 5 2013, 08:53 PM   #368
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Every single space shot and most of the live action effects need redoing and the Doctor Who Restoration Team need to clean up the rest.

Its not worth the money to the BBC to do it, but if they gave the effects shots to the fans who are already producing good results...
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Old August 5 2013, 09:27 PM   #369
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Does anyone think that if there was anything to this whole wiped episodes being recovered rumour they would have taken the opportunity to have made an announcement on yesterday's Doctor Who special? Or do you think if true it would trump the revelation that Peter Capaldi is the new Doctor?
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Old August 5 2013, 09:36 PM   #370
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Does anyone think that if there was anything to this whole wiped episodes being recovered rumour they would have taken the opportunity to have made an announcement on yesterday's Doctor Who special? Or do you think if true it would trump the revelation that Peter Capaldi is the new Doctor?
Nah, if there is anything to the episode recovery rumor, they are holding the information secret for now (Most likely reason would be negotiations or an Anniversary surprise of some sort), so, announcing the New Doctor wouldn't up their urgency to get the news out. And, as you said, no need to ruin the Media Hype of the New Doctor by throwing more news out there.
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Old August 5 2013, 09:49 PM   #371
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I saw the link to this at Gallifrey Base and, if true, it's certainly puzzling.

The Restoration Team has had their contract extended through 2016.

If true, why? If nothing has been recovered, then the DVD range is done this year. So what would they be doing the next three years?

Curious.
Ideally, Blake's 7, Quatermass, etc...
They did Quatermass.

http://www.purpleville.pwp.blueyonde...ss-article.htm
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Old August 5 2013, 10:06 PM   #372
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I saw the link to this at Gallifrey Base and, if true, it's certainly puzzling.

The Restoration Team has had their contract extended through 2016.

If true, why? If nothing has been recovered, then the DVD range is done this year. So what would they be doing the next three years?

Curious.
Ideally, Blake's 7, Quatermass, etc...
They did Quatermass.

http://www.purpleville.pwp.blueyonde...ss-article.htm
Which I should have remembered, cos I've got that set!
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Old August 5 2013, 11:05 PM   #373
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Btw.. rumour is Moonbase has been postponed. But it's hold ups on the extras, not clearing a slot for secret missing eps, etc.
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Old August 6 2013, 09:54 AM   #374
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Does anyone think that if there was anything to this whole wiped episodes being recovered rumour they would have taken the opportunity to have made an announcement on yesterday's Doctor Who special? Or do you think if true it would trump the revelation that Peter Capaldi is the new Doctor?
The whole anniversary thing aside, very rarely do they mix new series and old series material together. IF something was to be announced - and I really don't think there will be - they wouldn't have stolen Capaldi's thunder.

Paul Vanezis has said time and again that he would announce a missing episode recovery once it was safely back at the BBC, and not hold anything back for the anniversary.
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Old August 6 2013, 12:23 PM   #375
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The issue is less trumping the Capaldi revelation, and more wasting any missing episode announcement on people who wouldn't care. There's a reason that the 2011 returns were announced at a pre-existing missing TV event rather than becoming an event in themselves. The number of people who would react to even a sizable find with anything other than a bored "Oh, that's nice" is a fraction of those who will pay attention to big new series news.

If there's anything to announce, which I still doubt but you never know, it'll be done in comparatively low-key fashion, at Missing Believed Wiped or with an ordinary press release.
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