Re-viewing my reviews 1 – The Rescue

I will forever associate this story with Sachertorte. Not the most obvious connection, but in my case I first watched it while I was attempting to whisk cream (by hand!) to make a Sachertorte. My dismal failure may have accounted for why I never gave the story a fair viewing, and enjoyed the following serial, The Romans, much more.

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Recreating the lost episodes of The Celestial Toymaker

In a recent blog I made the case to remake missing Season One adventure Marco Polo using a brand new cast. Since that post, I began to ponder what other stories could be recreated using a new cast to re-shoot the lost content. Considering every story currently lacking an animation will take some time, given that one must necessary weigh up some very important questions: how many cast members would you need? Does the story feature location shots? How long is it? Some stories will obviously be much easier than others to reproduce. 

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Functionally lost: The End of Doctor Who missing episodes recovery

Seven years have passed since Doctor Who fans learned that nine previously missing episodes from Season 5 had been rescued from a TV relay station in Nigeria. At the time, speculation was rife that this was just the beginning; it was said that 90 or more episodes had been recovered, and would soon be released.

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Recreating the lost episodes of Marco Polo

Over the past fortnight I have been enjoying the latest lost episodes animation to hit our screens – Season 5 classic Fury From The Deep. I still maintain that in the absence of freshly recovered material, this is the next best thing – although I know some readers prefer listening to the audio and allowing their imaginations to fill in the gaps. 

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