Post by Steve Hamilton on Jan 23, 2013 12:57:50 GMT
There are in fact 2 releases for DMP, the audio CD's over 5 discs and all the episodes on a single disc in MP3 format. I have both in my collection. The only other MP3 release was the 'Abominable Snowmen' and the 'Web of Fear' on one disc.
I give Douglas Camfield a lot of the credit for the success of DMP. Almost all the shows he directed were favorites of mine. I do think it could have been tighter in the middle but it holds up very well.
Perhaps the change of settings and loss of two leading characters in the course of the story isn't a good thing. Television serials had to be written in such a way that the story was comprehensible even if you missed a week's episode. I can watch the two-out-of-six episodes of "Wheel In Space" and still get the picture. That's pretty much how I saw Dr Who up to "Mind Robber". But "Master Plan" would have been much harder to follow if you couldn't catch it every week.
How is this project coming along? Of course, even if Ian does get the animation completed, Dan Hall may still reject it, as there isn't enough space on the DVD for both the animation AND that essential documentary about what some Z-list pseudo-celebrity thinks about DMP, and no matter how good Hartnell is, he'll never be a patch on Nu Who.
To go off at a tangent and try to answer the question in the thread title I'd suggest
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!
It does bring him joy,it's probably that he just never shows it in public.And I did like his comments about the 2011 discoveries having brightened what was 'a very dark year' in DWM which said a lot about the current state of Britain both politically and socially in just a few sentences.It shows he has a fair degree of depth to him.Top man.