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2013-06-17 08:16:38 PM
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some_beer_drinker: it really was, and still is, some of the crappiest crap on TV.

2.bp.blogspot.com

Let's be a good chap and not say things that can't be unsaid.
2013-06-17 09:50:38 PM
2 votes:
Just saw this for the first time today.

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This needs to happen. I don't care how, just someone get it done.
2013-06-18 11:14:09 AM
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Titanius Anglesmith: Abner Doon: PizzaJedi81: yukichigai: Way easier to watch than Loose Cannon reconstructions and such.

Ugh, I HATE those. It's the primary thing that's keeping me from enjoying the First Doctor's stories.

Yeah, I just skipped those, they're too painful.  At least there's a few First Doc stories available in full.  I wish more of Troughton's had survived, I liked what little I saw of him.  He has what, like one full story?  Sucks.

Marco Polo was done pretty well, but yea some are awful to try and get through.

I hope whoever made the call to wipe the tapes in the first place lived just long enough to realize what a gigantic fark up he made.


There was no one mustache-twirling guy holding a giant magnet and cackling with glee, this was just policy.

At that time, the BBC could only repeat a show 2 or 3 times before having to renegotiate with everyone involved to pay more royalties. So, that made the films worthless after that amount of repeats was up. Also, when the BBC went color in 1969, Black and White shows were now, essentially, worthless to them because the people were paying for color TV licenses, so why would they want to see B&W programming? And on top  of that, videotapes were expensive, and it was cheaper to wipe and reuse them than to buy a new one because they were saving some worthless show with no rerun value, and very little overseas sales value.

So, the BBC wiped shows up to and including the beginning of the Tom Baker run, and didn't establish an archive until the late-70s.

And they weren't alone. American networks also wiped tapes of daytime shows until the late-70s, and ABC did a horrible thing when they acquired the entire DuMont Network library, they loaded it into trucks and dumped the tapes into the East river so they would have some extra warehouse space.

Compared to ABC, the BBC were thoughtful.
2013-06-18 04:39:54 AM
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Abner Doon: PizzaJedi81: yukichigai: Way easier to watch than Loose Cannon reconstructions and such.

Ugh, I HATE those. It's the primary thing that's keeping me from enjoying the First Doctor's stories.

Yeah, I just skipped those, they're too painful.  At least there's a few First Doc stories available in full.  I wish more of Troughton's had survived, I liked what little I saw of him.  He has what, like one full story?  Sucks.


IIRC, there are 5 or 6 Troughton serials completely intact, with 3 or 4 more either completed or being completed with animation.

Of course, that still leaves roughly half his run missing.
2013-06-18 03:06:35 AM
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Baron Harkonnen: Another thing that's not helping the BBC is they've never offered any reward for the missing episodes. If they offered up 10K for each episode, that would really help recover more, especially from African countries.


I thought they offered a full size Dalek prop to anyone who found a lost episode. Which probably won't help get someone to go searching through warehouses in Windhoek but might work on a collector who has an episode that they're not sharing because they feel special having something no one else has. Which is probably a very small, if non existent group, so yeah, cash would be good.
2013-06-18 02:56:06 AM
1 votes:

ArcadianRefugee: [farm8.staticflickr.com image 490x416]

Seems legit.


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2013-06-18 12:18:08 AM
1 votes:
farm8.staticflickr.com

Seems legit.
2013-06-17 09:51:26 PM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com

/has a sad
2013-06-17 06:57:06 PM
1 votes:
I realized the other day that John Hurt has now played the Doctor AND Jesus. Coincidence?

/why do humans look like Timelords?
2013-06-17 06:14:51 PM
1 votes:

TheOmni: poot_rootbeer: I'm no expert on copyright law as it was practiced by the British Commonwealth forty years ago, but it seems pretty natural to me that if recordings of BBC-owned programmes were distributed overseas and subsequently lost, they would remain the rightful property of the BBC once rediscovered.

The talk of "negotiating" with the alleged possessor of the tapes tells me that the story isn't true.

Copyright doesn't mean that they can just magically summon the film from across the sea. It's still in the physical possession of someone else. And the ownership of a physical piece of media versus the copyright on the media itself can get complicated.


Well, except that according to the article it may just be a massive hoax and the original tapes simply don't exist.
2013-06-17 05:05:49 PM
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I'm no expert on copyright law as it was practiced by the British Commonwealth forty years ago, but it seems pretty natural to me that if recordings of BBC-owned programmes were distributed overseas and subsequently lost, they would remain the rightful property of the BBC once rediscovered.

The talk of "negotiating" with the alleged possessor of the tapes tells me that the story isn't true.
 
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