Some excellent classic Doctor Who news – two episodes of the classic series, episode 3 of Galaxy Four (the first of the serial found of four) and episode 2 of The Underwater Meanace (second of four found) have been uncovered! According to Doctor Who Online, the announcement came at the “Missing Believed Wiped” event in London, sponsored by the British Film Institute and dedicated to the recovery and screening of previously lost programming. Terry Burnett, a former engineer TVS in Southampton, had the two episodes.
There are still many, many episodes of the First and Second Doctor still remain missing (some Third Doctor episodes only exist in black and white). At the time, the BBC often re-used tapes and often disposed of film for cost reasons.
Also announced recently was Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock, the first in several video games being produced by Supermassive Games, for the Playstation 3, Playstation Vita and PC platforms, and should be out early in 2012. No word if it will be available in the U.S.
Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock will immerse gamers in the universe of Doctor Who, allowing them to take on the role of the Doctor and River Song as they travel across time and space to save the Earth. Gamers must learn to master the complexities of time travel with exceptional time based game play, changes made in one time will impact another creating multiple possibilities and challenging players to solve puzzles across the centuries.
A wholly new storyline has been developed especially for this new Doctor Who console game franchise, written in collaboration with the BBC Wales team. Photo-real graphics, television quality scenes and highly realistic characters will bring the world of Doctor Who to life immersing fans completely in the twists and turns of an action filled plot. The stars of the series Matt Smith (the Doctor) and Alex Kingston (River Song) have recorded full voiceovers for their characters in Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock and motion capture has been used to create in-game characters that are incredibly realistic providing the ultimate Doctor Who gaming experience.