I don't know - none of it makes much sense, really.
I think we just have to assume that PM would have told us if all hopes of Web 3 being recovered were lost.
The very fact that no news of a WOF Special Edition DVD release has even being mentioned, mooted, planned or released prior to any animations of other stories is to me a strong indicator that PM is still in negotiation with the individual(s) who took episode 3,and that there is a good chance it will be returned. Animating a single episode wouldn't be hard and put the story to bed but that hasn't and that makes me very hopeful that PM is as he has always said that 'he's on top of the situation ' as far as getting it back is concerned.
I think it's more likely binned than saved. Hope im wrong but to me it's much more likely that the curator was more concerned with PM taking something than the actual episode.
Hope more show up, but with 6 years passing I think most search areas have been explored.
I just don't see a collector chucking it because the BBC have essentially granted amnesty for possession of missing episodes. We collectors don't just pitch things that we know are valuable. In fact, virtually every collector I know goes out of his/her way to preserve the rare items. I can easily see someone sitting on it and thumbing her/his nose at everyone just because s/he can.
What I worry about more is someone who just gave an episode some legs and took it home to his kids, who decided that they didn't like the episode, and then *that* got pitched or forgotten.
Here’s my festive ditty ‘though it may not be very witty. By way of explanation I was soon stuck for inspiration …
Good Phil Morris looked about For the Feast of Steven. Had he found it then the ME-count Would now be even. Brightly shone our hopes alright The omnirumour adding fuel. The ME-count still being 97 Is so-o cru-u-el.
Post by stephen macpherson on Dec 11, 2020 10:37:26 GMT
Marco Polo, Myth Makers, Master Plan, a wish, will we ever see them again man? Massacre, Savages, Smugglers, like Christmas pudding, loved or thought cobblers, Power, Highlanders, Macra Terror, Mistletoe! we need lucky white heather, Fury From The Deep, for now, the animation we keep.
Almost 7 years since the original Christmas wish , hmm? Makes you hope Santa's taking his time because he's too busy finding ever more episodes that he's all gonna hand back at once. Merry Christmas, everyone.
VIRGINIA, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men’s or children’s, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge. Yes, VIRGINIA, those episodes exist as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were none yet to find. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished. Nobody sees these shows, but that is no sign that there are none. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen in the world.
No undiscovered Marcos?, no Master Plans?, no Feast of Steven? A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, they will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.
(With apologies to Francis Pharcellus Church and Santa).
Last Edit: Dec 12, 2020 22:44:32 GMT by John Green