Wiped Episode Discoveries

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

  1. Candlelight

    Candlelight Admiral Admiral

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    Morris has since jumped on twitter and launched a (friendly) barrage against you-know-who:

    So, um... yeah...
     
  2. sidious618

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    Anything that brings Ian Levine down a peg is good with me.
     
  3. Candlelight

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    If anything this will make him more irate, and I can imagine there being a demand for Morris to reveal his sources. I hear conflicting stories as to who found the long lost pilot episode (some say Sue Malden, some say Ian Levine) so it will be interesting to see how Levine reacts once he peels himself off the ceiling.
     
  4. NightJim

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    That's promising news, but I can't help but worry that it's going to go the way of the omni-rumour. Some fans clearly see things as "Found/not found" but Morris doesn't want to get hopes up. Those statements could easily be "we've found something but we're still in the process of figuring out how recoverable" to "we've got a very promising lead".

    As much as I'm intrigued by the whole process, I'd rather not know until we're almost at release stage. IT'd do more harm than good to come out and say "We've got Power of the Daleks" to only turn around three months later and say "Well only one episode was recoverable."
     
  5. StCoop

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    So to me it sounds like...

    More episodes: Yes

    Released in the Short Term: No

    Omnirumor: Bollocks. (Obviously.)
     
  6. Christopher

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    Morris's statement about not wanting to jeopardize the project implies, maybe, that he's in delicate negotiations to acquire something from somebody (private collector, perhaps) and doesn't want to blow the deal by revealing too much too soon. Although of course that's just as speculative as anything else people will be guessing about this.

    But the very fact that it's not a "no" would seem to indicate that there is still at least a real possibility of more recovered episodes.
     
  7. Mr Awe

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    Overall, it's minimally good news. Not an outright no, as Christopher says. But, not sure which programs, and not sure which episodes, if any. But, it sounds like he has a lead at least. That's better than no lead. But, then again, it's not necessarily related to Doctor Who, which is what I'm most interested in.

    Glad he posted that though.

    Mr Awe
     
  8. Candlelight

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    More likely a film store in a foreign country.

    Phil has been going over paperwork provided by Paul, Jon, Richard and the like, and is following the path of overseas sales. Just this evening he was posting on Facebook from "inside a dirty film archive" though in an undisclosed location. It would be great if there's several missing episodes just sitting somewhere waiting to be discovered but we'll see. Remember he's not just following Dr Who sales but ALL BBC sales, so if he finds a batch of Out of the Unknown there might be Dr Who episodes there too.

    Time will tell.
     
  9. Candlelight

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    It's a good thing the media didn't take Phil's optimist comments and make a story out of it.

    Oh no wait...
     
  10. Sindatur

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    Oh, goody, more ammo to set Ian Levine into a tail spin about :eek:
     
  11. diankra

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    To be fair on this, journalists are under relentless pressure to deliver pieces, their bosses know what they're interested in (and ask if there's anything new there),, and Mark is one of us and an ok guy.
     
  12. Emh

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    The story is actually fairly good because it's not over-sensualized or presumptuous, nor does it take Phil out of context. It merely restates what he said in his post with some background history on the search in general.
     
  13. Lonemagpie

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    The typo that turned "more missing episodes" into "most missing episodes" will get Levine and the omnirumour bunch going.
     
  14. Mr Awe

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    Actually, I thought the story was very good in that it made it clear that nothing else is in their hands and there is no impending announcement or release. Nothing in the pipeline. So, all of the announcement on such and such date rumors are just wrong.

    Mr Awe
     
  15. Candlelight

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    ^ That gives me hope!

    Funny story, I actualy spoke with both Deborah Watling and Frazer at the 50th celeberations and Deb said that she knew about the previous finds but was specifically told by the BBC not to tell Frazer because he'd give it away!!

    Now, if there are new finds, he's showing remarkable restraint!

    But, I suppose it could be about something else.

    Mr Awe
     
  17. Candlelight

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    People are saying either:

    - Missing episodes
    - Christmas episode appearance alongside Capaldi
    - Something entirely unrelated to Who/ personal etc
     
  18. StCoop

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    Only if you realise 75% of his followers on twitter are solely for that tv show he did in the 1960s. :)
     
  20. Allyn Gibson

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    I would love the second. :)

    Now I'm imagining a riff on "The World Shapers" with Capaldi instead of Colin Baker.