Mission to the unknown recon Nov 1, 2019 20:45:57 GMT
Post by lousingh on Nov 1, 2019 20:45:57 GMT
The recons are just amazing. I think that I get a great flavour of the story from them. Until I saw the animations and then the recreation of "Mission to the Unknown", I figured they would be the closest I might get to the originals if they were not recovered. IMHO, when you get a moment, give a "thank you" to everyone who has made those recons possible.
After writing that, I suddenly had several questions:
1. What was the cost of the recreation of "Mission to the Unknown"?
2. How did the cost of "Mission to the Unknown" compare to the money required to make 1 episode of the animations?
Basically, I am wondering if we have a fiscal criterion for when the BBC might prefer a live-action recreation over animation. Maybe a longer story with limited sets and actors would be cheaper than a corresponding animations.
3. If there is a case where the costs are comparable, are there any sets of missing episodes where you would prefer one over the other? Put another way, which ones would you want them to make a live-action recreation of?
In the last case, I can make an argument that historicals might be easier to do as live-action. I imagine that "The Savages" might work better as live-action rather than as animations because part of the denouement works better if the actor play Jano can mimic the appearance of the actor playing The Doctor. Also, given the relatively limited requirements for sets and actors for the length, I should think that "The Space Pirates" might be cheaper as a live-action re-enactment.