The first 3 stories had the Troughon music, why was that as I've never found am explain why. Colony In Space episodes 1 & 2 blue intros even white not yellow titles, was this an original deliberate choice or is it just the how the returned NTSC tapes looked
Hacker: You said you'd heard this rumour, I said is it true, you said yes! Bernard: I said yes, it was true that it was a rumour. Hacker: You said you heard it was true! Bernard: No, I said it was true that I heard it!
Well of course they exist - the reason the episodes look so good on the blu ray is that they used the film prints as a basis for the restoration. There’s also an extended scene that was included because one of the film prints was actually an earlier edit.
An early edit survived also on Inferno, from the previous season, where the Australians were sent an edit of one episode on which Pertwee played the radio announcer who mentions the 'government drilling project at Eastchester', a scene which the Controller of Series and Serials at the BBC had Barry Letts remove before transmission, as it was so obviously Pertwee doing the voice.
It was Barry, as producer, who was responsible for the opening and closing title sequences. But he didn't do them himself! For instance, he asked the Radiophonic Workshop to modify the theme music, which now acquired a definite ending to the music on the closing titles. This led to all sorts of music modifications: my collection includes a Pertwee theme labelled 'Silurians variation' -- Barry took over as producer with effect from the 1st studio session on that serial, so he obviously got involved with the Workshop about the title music very early.
IIRC, on 'Green Death' Barry inverted the closing title visuals on all of the final three episodes, as a final variation, as it was the last ever use of that piece of film before it was replaced on Season 11 with split-scan.
I've been watching colony in space on DVD recently and I wasn't very impressed with the quality of episode one! It seemed a bit flicky and over grainy. The images on the doco were worse but I expected that to be honest but was colony even cleaned up at all? It looked better on the planet but the studio scenes were pretty ropey especially the UNIT bits! Mind of Evil I'd heard so much about too but found the first episode very faint and the increase in colour during the first part was very noticeable! JB
The Inferno color recoding with the extra scene was sold to US PBS stations starting in 1972. I wonder if the actual master had been wiped by then or they simply grabbed the wrong tape off the shelf at the time.