News Peter Purves: UCLAN students remake "Mission to the Unknown"

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  1. Chaos Descending

    Chaos Descending Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Do you think they will try to do further recreations?
     
  2. Turtletrekker

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    When I first got into Doctor Who, after decades of Star Trek fandom and the fan films that came with it, I was shocked to discover that no one had thought to recreate missing stories in this manner before. I know about Devious and Levine's stuff and a few other things, but I'm not aware of anybody recreating lost episodes.
     
  3. Mr Awe

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    I can see why they chose this story though. No Doctor, which means no agonizing over whether mimic the role or only capture its essence. Plus, that could be hard with less experienced actors.

    Also, this story required few speaking roles and few sets. Perfect for a student production. Not many special effects either.

    As for the story, I thought it did what it need to--setup the nature of Dalek's masterplan. It setup and hyped the upcoming epic story. It effectively served that function.

    The authenticity of the production was excellent. I'll agree that was the highlight but I can see why they chose this episode to recreate.

    The only downside is that now I'm the mood for catching the next episode!
     
  4. Pindar

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    Wow that was excellent. Very authentic and the Varger plants were really well done.
    More please!
     
  5. Redfern

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    It's funny, with the "preview" video that went online last week, some commenters noted the footage was "too clear" that it was far sharper than what a television receiver could display in 1965. Someone provided an amusingly simple, yet elegant solution, select the lowest resolution playback for the YouTube clip. I tried that and sure enough, it looked far more like the "final" stage image quality of that era. (The only thing missing was a "scanline" effect.)

    For the official "episode", I see they could that into account and did not offer a "hi-def" playback option, keeping it at just 480. Again, on "scanlines", but otherwise VERY authentic!
     
  6. diankra

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    Reportedly the producer would like to do The Destroyers, the pilot of the Daleks series, which is also by Nation and would again avoid casting the Doctor, but whether it will happen is anyone's guess.
     
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  7. Haggis and tatties

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    That was just brilliant, this could have been filmed in the 1960s if you did not know any better, great work by all involved.
     
  8. Chaos Descending

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    That would be fantastic!
     
  9. Mr Awe

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    I second that. I know almost nothing else about it than it was a proposed series. Was the pilot shot back in the past but wiped?
     
  10. Chaos Descending

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    I believe it was never shot.
     
  11. Kaos

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    Big Finish did adapt The Destroyers as part of the Lost Stories range (Second Doctor boxset).
     
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