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Old 10-07-2013, 01:04 PM   #1
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100+ lost episodes of Dr. Who located. In Ethiopia!

http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/1...overed-2343474
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:25 PM   #2
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That's cool.

Now if they could only lose a couple of the newer episodes
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:31 PM   #3
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great news if it turns out to be true. But I have to say some of the old shows are hard to watch, at least for me.

At one time I have every available show and started to watch them from the first one on up. I didn't make it that far before I gave up.
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:35 PM   #4
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Still doing so and enjoying it. Gotta take the bad stories with the good.

About to say goodbye to Four next weekend.

And as always, WAIT AND SEE. I won't believe they found anywhere near 106 episodes until I see 'em.
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:42 PM   #5
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It's not true. Mostly. In fact, it's downright insane...there are 106 missing episodes, and only 77 of them were ever aired in Ethiopia.

This rumor has been floating around for months, and has been repeatedly debunked by the BBC. It seems that a small number of episodes HAS been found, and there will be an announcement tomorrow (our time; midnight UK).

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/10/...ing-this-week/

Oops, it now looks like the announcement has been delayed until the end of the week.

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/10/...ouple-of-days/
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:50 PM   #6
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I've never watched the modern version of Dr Who, but it was terrible in the 60s. A real stinker.
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:42 PM   #7
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I've never watched the modern version of Dr Who, but it was terrible in the 60s. A real stinker.
I never watched the new(er) ones either, because of the old ones. I gave them an honest try starting about a month ago, and they're half decent. I find other stuff to watch instead, mostly...but I'm about half-way through S02 (new) at this point.
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:57 PM   #8
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I've never watched the modern version of Dr Who, but it was terrible in the 60s. A real stinker.
Wouldn't this be the very definition of thread crapping?
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:56 PM   #9
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I've never watched the modern version of Dr Who, but it was terrible in the 60s. A real stinker.
You should watch it from the 1970s. Tom Baker was awesome.
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:04 PM   #10
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You should watch it from the 1970s. Tom Baker was awesome.
I think the very early ones had some charm. Captain Video on the Dumont network was clearly among the inspirations. I agree about Tom Baker, but it is an entirely different kind of awesome than appreciated by mainstream modern sensibilities.

The current runners do actually seem to understand the roots, and it shows. But modern viewers frequently say they like it DESPITE the "cheesy" elements, which are in fact the whole point.
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:33 AM   #11
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Maybe the lost tapes were in the Ark Of The Covenant which is supposedly in Ethiopia too.
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:32 AM   #12
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And now we know.

11 episodes of Troughton, nine of which were previously lost (I guess the other two are in better condition than the existing copies?).
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:35 AM   #13
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Aren't they being kept in that church with the Ark of the Covenant?
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:06 AM   #14
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Aren't they being kept in that church with the Ark of the Covenant?
They've got all of them there. With backup copies in Warehouse 13.

That doesn't help US, though...
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Old 10-13-2013, 02:02 AM   #15
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Even one Troughton episode would be a welcome find.

And everybody knows the Ark is buried in a giant warehouse in Washington.
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From 100+ down to 11! heh
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:17 AM   #17
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"The Web of Fear" is one a lot of Whovians have been wanting to see... and now we have 5/6 of it. It's the UNIT 'seed' story and the first showing of the "Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart" character.

"The Enemy of the World" was much better than I was expecting. It did not work well as a "stills" episode, but Patrick Troughton's dual role was superb, and it was a pretty interesting story.

I figure giving my $20 to iTunes is telling them to keep looking for more Lost Episodes. Here's hoping!
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:33 AM   #18
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"The Enemy of the World" was much better than I was expecting. It did not work well as a "stills" episode, but Patrick Troughton's dual role was superb, and it was a pretty interesting story.
Admittedly, I haven't seen much of the first two Doctors, but I dove into this... WOW, what a great episode, Troughton did an amazing job. I really enjoyed it!

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