All power to Ian, as far as I'm concerned. I would much rather have Ian's animation than some of the offensive and inaccurate "documentaries" that have plagued the DVDs. Even if Ian's animation isn't deemed to be main-feature-worthy, I would far prefer that as ane xtra than some of the "special features" we HAVE had.
All power to Ian, as far as I'm concerned. I would much rather have Ian's animation than some of the offensive and inaccurate "documentaries" that have plagued the DVDs
The single most inaccurate documentary on the DVDs is the one about Edge of Destruction, which perpetuated the thoroughly-debunked fan myth that it was written as a last-minute stopgap when the sets for Marco Polo weren't ready.
Can I play the devils' advocate and ask what's so great about "The Dalek Masterplan", anyway? What I've seen looks fairly cheap, the really dramatic moments are mostly missing, comments from the time tend towards "too drawn out, difficult to follow", and the BBC failed to make a sale on it, though that wasn't entirely a reflection on the story's quality.
TDMP is really wonderful even in audio only-really gallops along and has great sound affects and atmospheric music.The survivng episodes have great energy and creativity.An all-round classic!I'm really getting into ALL the missing audios at the moment-the Faceless Ones was a revelation.This is one I'd love to see as a restored,animated release.I know we've been talking about the restored Claws SE recently,but even the new Feast of Axos by Big Finish is brilliant.Listening to it really reminded of Saturday evenings in the 70's and 80's when Dr Who was shown,it has that excitement and energy to it!
Yeah after the Shada fiasco I'm not holding my breath we'll ever see it (or if it's any good). But more power to him.
I kind of hold out hope that someday the BBC might be able to do three animated episodes per release and release the story as a three disc box set ala Trial of a Timelord. Heck they can even use Levine's Mission to Unknown animation.
I remember when DWM's Time Team reviewed TDMP they were impressed by how well the story held up over 12 parts, better than some some other reviewers had made out.
I listened to the audio a month ago and I think it's actually one of the better paced Hartnell stories despite it's length.
I copied the CDs to mp3 and listen to it quite a lot. You'd think the length would be the killer, but somehow it's got a real sence of danger, you believe in the daleks and that they have to be stopped. For once it does feel big and epic. Well that's my piece said.
We're you aware that both Mission and all 12 episodes of Master Plan are on the disc as MP3s anyway?
I don't think so matey, unless its some tech thing I don't need to know about. My 5 disc set came out first. Of course if I'm wrong feel free to come round and whip me with back copies of Nothing at the End of the lane.
The MP3s are all on the Mission to the Unknown disc from the original set. You'll need to put the CD in your computer drive and look at the files on the disc to access them.
As noted above though, they are narrationless.
O,ooooo now I'm very pleased I've got something to listen to. It dosent say anything on the box, I know I don't have the little track listing book inside because it came from a friend who couldn't find it at the time. Would you like my full details to arrange the whipping? I more than deserve it for never having found something right under my nose.