Surviving DMP question? Jan 13, 2019 0:19:10 GMT
Post by John Wall on Jan 13, 2019 0:19:10 GMT
The theory does not come from mere unresearched idle speculation as some would lead people to believe.
From what I understand of it all,
The DMP print returns lack certain physical details that other Australia returns have that distinguish them. Stickers, leaders etc. Not definitive proof, but enough to ask the legitamite question of why are they different than other Australian returns? Perhaps because they are not?
A: If the DMP prints are different prints than the Australian prints, which would explain the differences, why make two?
The best reason for a second set, also, as stated above in the quote; anticipation of sales. What was not mentioned in the quote is there was a very short turnaround for certain season two countries, as they were broadcasting the same episodes within weeks of each other. If Australia approved DMP, and the BBC had no reason to believe they wouldn't, a second set would be needed quickly to prevent broadcast delays if they were picked up in those countries. With Australia's rejection it pretty much condemned DMP to never be broadcasted outside the UK. And without the Daleks being a hook for Season three sales, it could be a factor why it wasn't bought in those respected countries.
B: The differences in the DMP prints is; Australia Rejected it outright, and just sent it back as is, and didn't bother with changing leaders or lables...
Also a valid arguement. I hope some evidence will come forward to confirm it either way. If we knew for sure that there was only one set, then Damian's search ,mentioned here, could be simplified drasticlly.
Do I personally believe that the surviving prints of DMP are from the Australia returns, or not? Truth is, I do not know either way. However I'm not going to close my mind to the possibility as there is evidence enough to ask the question "could there be two different sets?" If Damian finds them in Australia, then that would be fantastic proof. I personally would not hold my breath though.
We’ve seen this sort of argument on many occasions.
It’s important to remember that DW was a very small percentage of Enterprises overseas sales, it wasn’t seen as in any way “special”.
A 16mm print in a can is probably about 3/4 inch (about 19mm) wide. DMP, including MTTU but excluding FOS, is twelve episodes so that’s about eight inches (400mm) of shelf space - if stored vertically.
If prints of DW are being struck in anticipation of sales then other prints must also be being struck - and each takes up 3/4 inch (19mm) of shelf space.
It doesn’t really matter whether they’re stored vertically or horizontally, they take up a certain amount of storage space.
Differences between the DMP prints and other prints from Australia actually support them being Australian. This is because they were sent to Australia, viewed and rejected - and then presumably returned. It would not be expected that they would have the accoutrements of prints that had been broadcast and then returned to Auntie.
To me the best explanation for the DMP prints is that they were returned from Australia.