By Mark O’Neill
Contributing Writer, [GAS]
One of the programmes that I was extremely fond of as a child was “Doctor Who”. Every Sunday evening, I would sit and watch the Doctor travel through space and time and do battle with the Daleks, the Cybermen or whatever adversary he happened to come up against that week.
“Doctor Who” is the world’s longest running science-fiction show (having started in 1963) and the current Doctor is David Tennant. But back in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, some stupid cretin who worked at the BBC made the unbelievable decision to make some storage space by destroying 108 episodes! Luckily for the fans, the audio and photographs still survives but the actual film is gone due to that crass blunder.
But now, some fans are determined to resurrect these lost episodes by bringing out their own versions. Careful not to get on the wrong side of the BBC legally, they are using things such as computer animation :
Or this fan is using the original photographs and audio and manipulates them :
It’s really amazing to see devoted fans trying to bring these lost episodes back. A lot of people have dismissed this as silly, stupid and a waste of time. But I guess you need to be a fan and to love the series to understand how important this is to them.
Fans Reconstruct Doctor Who’s Trashed Past – Via Wired