Home Video Recording of The Evil of the Daleks repeat May 21, 2018 21:37:14 GMT
Post by thelost106 on May 21, 2018 21:37:14 GMT
May 20, 2018 21:59:24 GMT @thelost106 said:Hang on a minute, this school screening of Macra has never actually been proven to have taken place. From that outset it's been all words based on vague memories - stuff that can hardly be classified as evidence at this stage. Yet here we are, proposing detailed scenarios (names, places, dates etc.) as to how an event might have happened when that event might not have happened at all! This is totally bonkers stuff, but I love it. Like a Mad Hatter's tea party conversation, offering Alice wine when there isn't any on the table. Great stuff...
I agree but I read the previous threads and my initial scepticism turned to a grudging perhaps. What does impress me is the sheer tenacity and dedication of those investigating something from 40+ years ago.
Yes, it is a great example of dedication. There should be more investigations of this type, or at least a great deal of inspiration can be drawn from it. I still see this whole Macra showing as being hinged upon the sincere words of "I saw two episodes of the Macra Terror at school." I have no doubt that the person testifying to this is 100% sincere and is a thoroughly respectable person of integrity, but in my humble opinion, without evidence, childhood memories like this are frequently unreliable. A good example of this is a story my friend Steve related from late 1997 when was talking to his friend Ben in Devon about the Doctor Who 96 movie. Ben told him that at a birthday party in the mid-70s they were shown various old films (probably super-8 as was common then) by the birthday child's father and one of these films showed Daleks melting in a sandstorm, which scared the bejesus out of him at the time. Ben was (and I believe still is) no less than a Practice Doctor by profession, so his integrity and sincerity stands, and while Steve didn't doubt his sincerity at the time, the accuracy and evidence for his friend's story always leaves us both sceptical. We think Ben was probably recounting seeing the Walton Super 8 Dalek movie film - if even that. Like the Macra story, the Evil Mississippi transmission, all of these 'stories of words' seem to come long after the event, when it is impossible to prove them and the vital contacts involved are either no longer alive or have moved on to pastures new.