Doctor Who Discussion Forum for Who North America customers
 
HomeFAQSearchRegisterMemberlistUsergroupsLog inThe Who North America Online Store
Share | 
 

 Lost episode's discovered?

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ... 11, 12, 13  Next
AuthorMessage
digby
RANK: Brigadier


Number of posts : 475
Age : 43
Registration date : 2007-09-28

PostSubject: Re: Lost episode's discovered?    Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:18 pm

Steve Of Destruction wrote:
That is a good point, Digby.  DVDs are on the decline, I believe Blu-Ray will be the last "physical" format.  I would agree that most DVDs I buy, I don't typically watch the extras, EXCEPT for the Doctor Who releases!  But I'm hopeful that these stories will see a DVD release.  At the very least, they might try a couple to see how the sales are, to see if its worth continuing them.  
I'm with you on the Doctor Who DVDs ... that's all I buy anymore, and a lot of times it's because I know the extras will be outstanding!

I honestly don't know how well the classic DVD sales are. Maybe the powers that be are looking at them, and not seeing a lot of "new" fans buying enough of the old ones, and then deeming them not worth the effort anymore? Again, gawd I hope not!!! Just thinking out loud here!

And on an unrelated note, I've still not bought a Blu-Ray player. I still just get DVDs! Maybe I'm a weird anomaly in all of the marketing scenarios ... I probably don't buy things like I"m supposed to according to demographics!
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.toweroftechnobabble.com
digby
RANK: Brigadier


Number of posts : 475
Age : 43
Registration date : 2007-09-28

PostSubject: Re: Lost episode's discovered?    Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:27 pm

Now the Mirror is saying the press conference is being moved to the end of the week...
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.toweroftechnobabble.com
The Gene Lantern
RANK: Prime Minister


Number of posts : 995
Age : 57
Registration date : 2013-07-03

PostSubject: Re: Lost episode's discovered?    Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:29 pm

digby wrote:
Now the Mirror is saying the press conference is being moved to the end of the week...

http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/doctor-who-lost-episodes-update-2347529

Man, I am feeling a bit jerked around. I hope this isn't a load of fetid dingo's kidneys...
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.scifijapan.com/forum/index.php
SJA
RANK: Prime Minister


Number of posts : 619
Registration date : 2013-08-16

PostSubject: Re: Lost episode's discovered?    Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:02 pm

Listen to this !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VGp372vQT_0#t=145
Back to top Go down
View user profile
digby
RANK: Brigadier


Number of posts : 475
Age : 43
Registration date : 2007-09-28

PostSubject: Re: Lost episode's discovered?    Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:04 pm

SJA wrote:
Listen to this !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VGp372vQT_0#t=145
I"m at work and can't listen to it ... can you give us the gist of what it's reporting?
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.toweroftechnobabble.com
SJA
RANK: Prime Minister


Number of posts : 619
Registration date : 2013-08-16

PostSubject: Re: Lost episode's discovered?    Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:14 pm

digby wrote:
SJA wrote:
Listen to this !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VGp372vQT_0#t=145
I"m at work and can't listen to it ... can you give us the gist of what it's reporting?
Its a video blog that condenses all the information...

My feelings are something had been found.. what... where... when... how much... NO IDEA we will have to wait and see.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
hitman hart
RANK: Time Lord Commoner


Number of posts : 1150
Age : 39
Registration date : 2009-01-24

PostSubject: Re: Lost episode's discovered?    Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:13 pm

http://boingboing.net/2013/10/06/106-long-lost-doctor-who-episo.html


friend posted this to my facebook, I don't know the site that well or how to fact check, any truth to this? anybody already looked into it.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
SJA
RANK: Prime Minister


Number of posts : 619
Registration date : 2013-08-16

PostSubject: Re: Lost episode's discovered?    Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:15 pm

"But after months of ­detective work the tapes have been unearthed at the Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency."

Months??? How about decades haha
Back to top Go down
View user profile
hitman hart
RANK: Time Lord Commoner


Number of posts : 1150
Age : 39
Registration date : 2009-01-24

PostSubject: Re: Lost episode's discovered?    Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:34 pm

SJA wrote:
"But after months of ­detective work the tapes have been unearthed at the Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency."

Months??? How about decades haha

I know im always so skeptical everytime this happens and it seems to good to be true, my friend who posted this to me said that it was confirmed by an archivest friend of his and he himself is a film major, but like I said, always skeptical until I see it confirmed.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Ianotimelord
RANK: Time Lord Commoner


Number of posts : 1444
Registration date : 2009-01-29

PostSubject: Re: Lost episode's discovered?    Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:51 pm

Latest news. Press conference postponed until Thursday or Friday. Possibly nine episodes found. Online speculation has been rife, with many rumours circulating that the two stories to be - released will be 'The Web Of Fear' and 'The Enemy Of The World' - both featuring Patrick Troughton as The Doctor. There are also reports that the First Doctor adventure, 'Marco Polo' could also be announced.
It is also widely believed that beyond the imminent announcement, that further episodes have been recovered and will be announced at a later date.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://doctorwhotoys.forumshome.com/
Rust
RANK: Time Lord Commoner


Number of posts : 1557
Age : 33
Registration date : 2010-06-26

PostSubject: Re: Lost episode's discovered?    Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:52 pm

The Gene Lantern wrote:
I hope this isn't a load of fetid dingo's kidneys...
Speak for yourself.

I've got a buyer in San Paulo that'll give us fifty cents on the dollar for fetid dingo kidneys...
Back to top Go down
View user profile
digby
RANK: Brigadier


Number of posts : 475
Age : 43
Registration date : 2007-09-28

PostSubject: Re: Lost episode's discovered?    Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:54 pm

Ianotimelord wrote:
Latest news. Press conference postponed until Thursday or Friday. Possibly nine episodes found. Online speculation has been rife, with many rumours circulating that the two stories to be - released will be 'The Web Of Fear' and 'The Enemy Of The World' - both featuring Patrick Troughton as The Doctor. There are also reports that the First Doctor adventure, 'Marco Polo' could also be announced.
It is also widely believed that beyond the imminent announcement, that further episodes have been recovered and will be announced at a later date.
That would be spectacular if true!!
Was there any talk of DVD release in all the rumor mongering, and if the Restoration Team is involved in any way?
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.toweroftechnobabble.com
Ianotimelord
RANK: Time Lord Commoner


Number of posts : 1444
Registration date : 2009-01-29

PostSubject: Re: Lost episode's discovered?    Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:59 pm

Paul Vanezis from the Doctor Who Restoration Team wrote on his Twitter: “I would love it to be true. But it isn’t.”
Either he is lying or he genuinely is in the dark?
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://doctorwhotoys.forumshome.com/
digby
RANK: Brigadier


Number of posts : 475
Age : 43
Registration date : 2007-09-28

PostSubject: Re: Lost episode's discovered?    Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:03 pm

Ianotimelord wrote:
Paul Vanezis from the Doctor Who Restoration Team wrote on his Twitter: “I would love it to be true. But it isn’t.”
Either he is lying or he genuinely is in the dark?
That's what's worrying me ... the RT guys don't seem to be the type who play games.

If he's genuinely in the dark, I do wonder if the BBC is trying to launch some special "web only" thing. Which really bothers me.

Of course there's no solid news to be bothered by at this point!
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.toweroftechnobabble.com
SJA
RANK: Prime Minister


Number of posts : 619
Registration date : 2013-08-16

PostSubject: Re: Lost episode's discovered?    Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:07 pm

Ianotimelord wrote:
Paul Vanezis from the Doctor Who Restoration Team wrote on his Twitter: “I would love it to be true. But it isn’t.”
Either he is lying or he genuinely is in the dark?
The restoration team are not being included in this.... BFI is doing all the restoration as far as I have read.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
jonwes
RANK: Time Lord, Gold Usher


Number of posts : 4625
Registration date : 2007-02-01

PostSubject: Re: Lost episode's discovered?    Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:32 pm

I'll believe it when I see the official announcement.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
digby
RANK: Brigadier


Number of posts : 475
Age : 43
Registration date : 2007-09-28

PostSubject: Re: Lost episode's discovered?    Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:48 pm

SJA wrote:
Ianotimelord wrote:
Paul Vanezis from the Doctor Who Restoration Team wrote on his Twitter: “I would love it to be true. But it isn’t.”
Either he is lying or he genuinely is in the dark?
The restoration team are not being included in this.... BFI is doing all the restoration as far as I have read.
Is there a precedent for that, for BFI to do restoration? Could the BBC be not in this deal?

As I recall, Underwater Menace 2 and Galaxy Four 3 were revealed at the BFI, and yet they were given to the Restoration Team to work on for BBC releases.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.toweroftechnobabble.com
Ianotimelord
RANK: Time Lord Commoner


Number of posts : 1444
Registration date : 2009-01-29

PostSubject: Re: Lost episode's discovered?    Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:08 pm

The BFI would be the ones to handle any negotiations and are in a position to get back old programmes such as Dr Who. The Restoration team did just that, restore. But they have been disbanded by the BBC, finishing off Underwater Menace at the moment.
Perhaps the BBC should re-hire them!
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://doctorwhotoys.forumshome.com/
digby
RANK: Brigadier


Number of posts : 475
Age : 43
Registration date : 2007-09-28

PostSubject: Re: Lost episode's discovered?    Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:17 pm

Maybe I don't understand what the BFI actually is then ... I always thought it was the BBC who were in negotiation since it was technically their property. I've always heard things like "Let the BBC know if you find anything" ... I've never heard the call to arms for the BFI!
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.toweroftechnobabble.com
Ianotimelord
RANK: Time Lord Commoner


Number of posts : 1444
Registration date : 2009-01-29

PostSubject: Re: Lost episode's discovered?    Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:27 pm

Ah I'm wrong about BFI. More information here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missing_Believed_Wiped
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://doctorwhotoys.forumshome.com/
Ronpur
RANK: The Doctor


Number of posts : 9504
Age : 53
Registration date : 2008-08-29

PostSubject: Re: Lost episode's discovered?    Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:08 pm

jonwes wrote:
I'll believe it when I see the official announcement.
^This. The rumor has been floating around for so long. And in the anniversary year, the BBC must be loving the attention.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
SJA
RANK: Prime Minister


Number of posts : 619
Registration date : 2013-08-16

PostSubject: Re: Lost episode's discovered?    Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:02 am

Ronpur wrote:
jonwes wrote:
I'll believe it when I see the official announcement.
^This.  The rumor has been floating around for so long.  And in the anniversary year, the BBC must be loving the attention.
They will love it even more when the lost episodes are announced because then they can start making money off them or should I say us haha
Back to top Go down
View user profile
SJA
RANK: Prime Minister


Number of posts : 619
Registration date : 2013-08-16

PostSubject: Re: Lost episode's discovered?    Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:45 am

A group of dedicated Doctor Who fans tracked down at least 100 long-lost episodes of the show gathering dust more than 3,000 miles away in Ethiopia.

It was feared the BBC programmes from the 1960s – featuring the first two doctors William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton – had vanished for all time after the Beeb flogged off a load of old footage. But after months of detective work the tapes have been unearthed at the Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency.

If the tapes are returned in time the BBC hopes to announce the news during ‐celebrations to mark Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary next month.

The recovered episodes from the 60s include much-loved scenes from The Crusade, The Enemy of the World and The Ice Warriors series.

After each airing only once between 1964 and 1969, copies were sold to the Ethiopian Agency and the BBC then lost or wiped the originals.

Doctor Who expert Stuart Kelly revealed news of the discovery at the Wigtown Book Festival in Scotland last week.

When contacted by the Sunday People he said: “I was told by a friend that the ‐episodes have been found in Ethiopia. The BBC is negotiating to get them back right now. I really can’t say any more than that.”

Rumours emerged of the lost shows earlier this year when tapes and 16in films of 90 episodes were thought to have been handed to a TV historian after turning up in a container loaded on a ship from Zambia.

It is best to treat this one with a lot of caution especially given the source and lack of BBC confirmation, but the prospect is tantalising.

UPDATE:

As expected, there have been conflicting reactions to this story throughout Sunday, with no official statement from BBC at the time of writing. Certain sources closely connected to the show have been vocal on Twitter though.

Doctor Who’s brand manager Edward Russell said: “It’s Sunday. The weather’s gray and the papers are full of rubbish…” Asked if he was referring to the above story, he replied, “What do you think?!”

Paul Vanezis from the Doctor Who Restoration Team wrote on his Twitter: “I would love it to be true. But it isn’t.”

Tom Spilsbury, editor of Doctor Who Magazine, said: “It’s nonsense, I’m afraid.”

However, Doctor Who Online claimed: “There is definitely some misinformation with the #DoctorWho Missing Episode rumours in todays @DailyMirror. We will finally break our silence on subject by saying missing episodes HAVE been found and some official news will be released within the next month. Can’t say anything further, but it seems various outlets are reporting this now. As far as we’ve been told, it’s not as many as 100.”

Our original thought remains and we’ll wait until official BBC confirmation before celebrating. Some sources claim an announcement could be coming as soon as mid-week, but again this is presently unverified. As ever, we’ll have to wait and see.

UPDATE 2: From the Radio Times:


Missing episodes of Doctor Who will be made available for sale to the public this week.

BBC Worldwide will put the previously lost episodes from different stories – both believed to be from the Patrick Troughton era – for sale on digital platforms such as iTunes from Wednesday, RadioTimes.com understands.

They are believed to originate from a haul discovered in Africa and have been digitally remastered for sale, although exact details remain sketchy.

A BBC Worldwide spokesman refused to officially confirm the discovery or the “speculation” around further missing episodes.

It is understood that other episodes have also been found, although it is not yet known whether these will be made available.

UPDATE 3: From The Mirror:

BBC Worldwide has now called a press conference and screening on Tuesday in a London hotel.

The invitation sent out had he event details written inside the screen of a old-fashioned sixties style television set, complete with a dial to tune in the channels, seeming to hint at the type of news to come.

Journalists will be told exactly which old footage has been recovered, with some of it then broadcast on screen to watch.

A senior BBC source said: “There will be big news this Tuesday regarding lost Doctor Who episodes.

“It is great that in the show’s 50th year, fans will now be able to look back with classic episodes as well as looking to the future with the new film-length episode in November.

“For some fans watching their lost episodes will be like going back in time.”

A BBC spokesman played down the reports that more than 100 of the old episodes had been found.

However, when asked if there were some episodes to announce this week, he admitted: “There is a connection.”

Asked for a further official comment, he said he could not say anything more before Tuesday’s press screening.

UPDATE 4: From The Mirror:

BBC worldwide were hoping to announce details of the exact lost episodes that have been found to the press tomorrow with a view to them being available to watch on Wednesday.

But a BBC spokesman admitted today they were “not quite ready” and the press conference has now been rescheduled for the end of the week.

A BBC insider added: “With all the excitement in the last few days about the lost episodes we are really keen to get the information out, but there are a few delays.

“We want everything to be ready and for this announcement to excite fans so they will have to wait a few days longer.

“They have been waiting nearly 50 years for this, so a couple of days shouldn’t make any difference.”

The BBC has asked the Mirror not to reveal the new details of the London press conference, but fans should find out which episodes have been discovered by the end of the week.

UPDATE 5: From The Guardian:

BBC Worldwide, the corporation’s commercial arm, will hold a press conference on Thursday when an announcement about the lost episodes is expected. The BBC declined to provide more details, athough it is understood it will make some of episodes available for fans to purchase.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Ianotimelord
RANK: Time Lord Commoner


Number of posts : 1444
Registration date : 2009-01-29

PostSubject: Re: Lost episode's discovered?    Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:19 am

SJA you keep reposting what I posted LOL.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://doctorwhotoys.forumshome.com/
MattG
RANK: UNIT Sergeant


Number of posts : 222
Age : 40
Registration date : 2010-02-12

PostSubject: Re: Lost episode's discovered?    Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:17 am

This was posted this morning on the BBC News site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24448063

A number of early episodes of Doctor Who, which were believed to have been permanently lost, have been returned to the BBC.

BBC Worldwide is expected to confirm the find at a press conference in London later this week.


Of course you can read the entire article at the above link.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://awesometoyblog.com
 
Lost episode's discovered?
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 5 of 13Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ... 11, 12, 13  Next

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Who North America Forum :: Doctor Who Fan Section :: Doctor Who Discussion-
Jump to: