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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:02 am    Post subject: Dan Hall at the convention Reply with quote

This is quoted verbatim from Andora over at GB.

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Right, my report from Dan Halls appearance at todays convention!

The headlines, as reported above, Day of the Daleks, still being worked upon at the moment, due around this time next year...possibly a bit sooner.

Revisitations 2 will include Carnival of Monsters and Resurrection of the Daleks, plus one other. In total there are 7 Revisitations to come, so three in box set 2, 3 in box set 3, and one other, outside of that. Dan spent some time talking to fans, and I heard him say that the 'odd' title would be revealed in a few months, as it's set for release next year. Speculation on my part, but as he'd just been talking about Terror of the Autons, I imagine an Auton set will appear next year.... Further speculation, if Seeds of Death is, as rumoured, the last story in Revisitations 2, then surely the last box set must consist of Tomb, Robots of Death and Varos..?

The titles in Revisitations 2 are inspired by the themes of the Doctor Who Live Show.

A 'Coming Soon' for Planet of the Spiders exists (although they are done way in advance now, so it's not a sign of an imminent release.) It's done by the guy who did The War Machines one, and is very sad.

The Daemons will be formerly commisioned to enter pre production on Monday, and, also as mentioned above, should see release in around 18 months.

Dan knows the date the range will end. He is going to try his hardest to release all the Pertwees in colour, and 2entertain is still funding work towards this end. He also spends 4 or 5 hours a week working on ways to realise the missing episodes. I asked if there was a danger, if colourisation and animations aren't available by the time the range ends, that the DVD's could end on an anti-climax, but Dan said if the range did end that way, he'd be sure to fill the discs up with some great extras. He wants the last year to be brilliant.

On Invasion of the Dinosaurs, Dan said that he thought it was highly unlikely there would be CGI dinos, but that he couldn't rule it out completely.

Finally, I also managed to chat with Dan after the talk and he told me that Shada is very much on his schedule, and will come out in a boxset with another story.... He couldn't say which of course...

I have to say, he gets a bad press on here from some quarters, but having met Dan, and listened to his talk, he's a top guy. He cares about the range passionately, and he wants to talk to fans and hear what they have to say. I'm strongly reassured about the range after today.


Glad to get first hand confirmation about Shada and that effort is going into colourisation and the missing episodes in some way. The worry remains that we will just get added extras in placement of recons or animations, but I suppose all we can do now is hope.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't like it when people talk about the range ending, because it always sounds like they'll just drop everything and fuck off home at the end of 2013, no matter how many Pertwees remain to be colourised or how many lost episodes are left to be animated or reconstructed.

Really, the range shouldn't truly 'end' until we have all of the Pertwees in colour and the 'mostly completes' released with animations or professional reconstructions.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know this is going to sound controversial, but I don't care about colourising the now black and white Pertwee stories. Only a few million people saw them in colour when they were new and most of the special effects are more realistic when viewed in black and white.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tash wrote:
I know this is going to sound controversial, but I don't care about colourising the now black and white Pertwee stories. Only a few million people saw them in colour when they were new and most of the special effects are more realistic when viewed in black and white.


That's a fair opinion, I suppose, but does that mean they shouldn't try? It is the RT's remit to get the episodes as close to original broadcast quality as possible, after all.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frazmataz wrote:
That's a fair opinion, I suppose, but does that mean they shouldn't try? It is the RT's remit to get the episodes as close to original broadcast quality as possible, after all.


I admit they did pretty well with Planet of the Daleks part 3, but I'd rather see animations of completely non-existant episodes rather than have The Mind of Evil in colour.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unlikely to be cgi Dinos in Invasion of the Dinosaurs.

Now this one is a shame, in all the classic stories, this is the only one where the effects really fall down, although they can't be blamed for that at the time, and where cgi could really enhance the story rather than being an unnecessary distraction. We're not looking for Jurassic Park quality, Primeval quality would be great.

So why is practically every other release getting cgi, but nothing left for Dinosaurs?

Other than that, I'm relatively happy with this report.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Professor wrote:
Unlikely to be cgi Dinos in Invasion of the Dinosaurs.

Now this one is a shame, in all the classic stories, this is the only one where the effects really fall down, although they can't be blamed for that at the time, and where cgi could really enhance the story rather than being an unnecessary distraction. We're not looking for Jurassic Park quality, Primeval quality would be great.

So why is practically every other release getting cgi, but nothing left for Dinosaurs?


None of the releases should have ever had fucking CGI anyway, so I couldn't care less if Dinosaurs doesn't. It's not respectful to the programme or the viewer, it just sends the message that classic television can't be enjoyed without giving it a superficial, 21-st century sheen.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dan's a good bloke
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mistress Rani wrote:
Dan's a good bloke


Try tell that to Levine.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm.

I've just bought The Seeds of Death.

Now I'll be buying it again.

Fuck.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You don't have to, Mike. I've no intention of buying any of the rereleases.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Professor wrote:
Unlikely to be cgi Dinos in Invasion of the Dinosaurs.

Now this one is a shame, in all the classic stories, this is the only one where the effects really fall down, although they can't be blamed for that at the time, and where cgi could really enhance the story rather than being an unnecessary distraction. We're not looking for Jurassic Park quality, Primeval quality would be great.

So why is practically every other release getting cgi, but nothing left for Dinosaurs?

Other than that, I'm relatively happy with this report.


I believe the reason that the dinos aren't going to be CGI is because the footage without the "dino effects" doesn't exist. All that exists is the film as it was transmitted. There are too many scenes with Dinosaurs in shot to effectively CGI the bastard.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frazmataz wrote:
None of the releases should have ever had fucking CGI anyway, so I couldn't care less if Dinosaurs doesn't. It's not respectful to the programme or the viewer, it just sends the message that classic television can't be enjoyed without giving it a superficial, 21-st century sheen.


Agreed.
Although i do think the new Dalek saucer in DIOE was alright.
But other than that......
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ludders wrote:

Agreed.
Although i do think the new Dalek saucer in DIOE was alright.
But other than that......


I liked that shot too.

But I think it would be good if they corrected the mask shot in Carnival... that Barry Letts cut out of the Five Faces repeat because he thought the make-up showed... and the shots in Tomb... where the last "restoration" involved dissolves to cover damaged frames.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ludders wrote:
Agreed.
Although i do think the new Dalek saucer in DIOE was alright.
But other than that......


It's the exception that proves the rule Wink
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