Wiped Episode Discoveries

Discussion in 'Doctor Who' started by Allyn Gibson, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. DalekJim

    DalekJim Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Re: Rumors of a Special Surprise for the Anniversary

    I've watched a recon of Evil of the Daleks three times. It's so fucking good I'd cry tears of joy if it were discovered, so I'm not gonna get too excited or I'll be upset when it turns out to be another duff rumour.

    The fact that Dalek story is missing while Journey's End still exists is incredibly depressing. Probably one of the key reasons which led to me being a nihilistic atheist.
     
  2. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    Re: Rumors of a Special Surprise for the Anniversary

    ^By coincidence, I just read a review of "The Web Planet" that ended with a lament that it still exists while stories like "Fury From the Deep" and "Marco Polo" don't.
     
  3. MickJo1701

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    Re: Rumors of a Special Surprise for the Anniversary

    Nothing would please me more than having all 7 episodes of this particular Troughton serial returned in one piece in place of that wretched series finale.
     
  4. DalekJim

    DalekJim Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Love most Hartnell but The Web Planet is really boring and a tough watch. Marco Polo recon was gripping though, no doubt it'd be a Top 10 classic if it were still around.
     
  5. Emh

    Emh The Doctor Premium Member

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    Alas, I remain the one fan of The Web Planet. :lol:
     
  6. DalekJim

    DalekJim Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I'd get rid of it with no reward of returned missing episodes ;).

    Parting of the Ways, The Big Bang and The Name of The Doctor are the only good New Who finales probably.
     
  7. diankra

    diankra Commodore Commodore

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    The seas on 3 sales package would be Full Hartnell bar 21 eps...
     
  8. Sindatur

    Sindatur The Grey Owl Wizard Premium Member

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    Re: Rumors of a Special Surprise for the Anniversary

    I like it well enough, not a favorite, but, I don't dislike watching it

    If I was gonna give up surviving episodes in exchange for lost ones, I'd give up the 4 of Reign of Terror and The Gunfighters 4 episodes
     
  9. Andrew_Kearley

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    ^But The Gunfighters is magnificent.

    I've been here so many times before, that I'm deliberately not getting my hopes up. But if it does turn out to be true, then I'll be over the moon obviously.
     
  10. diankra

    diankra Commodore Commodore

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    But Reign isnt existing, its Recovered! I remember when it was missing and how I schemed to get copies when those 4 eps turned up!
     
  11. Sindatur

    Sindatur The Grey Owl Wizard Premium Member

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    Re: Rumors of a Special Surprise for the Anniversary

    Oh, I don't discriminate. If it exists, I call it surviving, wether it survived the purge or turned up after the purge (I don't have brain space to keep track of the details other than what's still missing, LOL). I should have said "existing", I forgot the level of knowledge I am dealing with her :alienblush:
     
  12. Chaos Descending

    Chaos Descending Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Ahem, you mean you remain the OTHER fan of The Web Planet.
     
  13. tomalak301

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    Re: Rumors of a Special Surprise for the Anniversary

    I guess for me, the only thing that will surprise me is seeing Christopher Eccleston on the screen as the 9th Doctor. Anything else I can take or leave, considering the only Doctor Who I watched is the new one.
     
  14. diankra

    diankra Commodore Commodore

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    The irritating thing is that Reign of Terror 3 & 6 are among the dozen or so episodes (taking 1980 as Year Zero, and restricting it to Hartnell and Troughton, as a lot of Pertwees that existed in B&W then turned up in colour) that have been double-recovered. The Web Planet makes another six of them (but the existing copies of 1 & 6 were edited, so we at least got something back when the dupes turned up)...
     
  15. Rarewolf

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    Re: Rumors of a Special Surprise for the Anniversary

    I'm rather fond of it myself. I can only wonder what the recons for Gunfighters would have been like!

    I have been aware of this rumour for a year or so. Evil wasn't part of the haul when I heard it, but I suppose that could have changed. Time will tell if there's any truth to any of it.
     
  16. sidious618

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    Some Evil of the Daleks discoveries would be awesome!
     
  17. The Mirrorball Man

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    I love The Web Planet.
     
  18. Emh

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    Good to see there are a few fans of The Web Planet still kicking around. :D
     
  19. diankra

    diankra Commodore Commodore

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    Re: Rumors of a Special Surprise for the Anniversary

    There are three views on The Web Planet:
    1) "It's brilliant!" This was usually said by people who were eight in 1965, and they kept saying it until the 1980s, when they got to see it again.
    2) "It's awful." This was said by people who'd grown up taking the word of group one, and then saw it for themselves in the 1980s.
    3) "It doesn't work, but it was worth trying" This is now said by sensible people, including those from group one, group two, and group born later. (Some people also add "And it might just have worked if it had had a different director. Like Douggie Camfield. Or Derek Martinus. Or...")
     
  20. Mr Awe

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    Re: Rumors of a Special Surprise for the Anniversary

    Cool if true. However, I think it's more likely that they'll announce that they'll be animating all of the missing stories in question.

    Mr Awe