Better than you can ever imagine! Like many fans of Doctor Who, I have waited with bated breath this week for the announcement of exactly which episodes of WHO were back at the Beeb. The Web of Fear has always been at the top of my list of episodes that I wanted to see, so to discover (admittedly before the embargo was lifted at midnight) that all bar one of these episodes was recovered was the biggest thrill I think I have ever experienced (and I’ve had a few!!!)Naturally I immediately headed to iTunes at a minute after midnight and downloaded all 6 eps of Web as well as all 6 eps of The Enemy of the World, and believe me when this hits the DVD release day you will not be disappointed.The remastering is phenomenal – the picture is crystal clear, the sound is sharp and clear, and the action is truly wonderous to behold.Pat, Fraser & Deborah are on sparkling form, and the supporting cast are simply fantastic.But for me, a huge reason I had to see this story was for the arrival of a certain Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart. I had the privilege of meeting Nick Courtney on many occasions – and getting very drunk with him on most of them. With his performance here in Web you can totally understand why he was asked back to reprise the role the following season in The Invasion.I’m not going to waffle on – I’m just going to suggest you get this ASAP. Then sit back, relax, and marvel at how brilliant 60’s Doctor Who was and cross your fingers that there are more missing episodes on their way back home…………….
Classic Troughton Adventure Discovered At Last. Positive.Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines & Deborah Watling all deliver superb performances.Its U.N.I.T first adventure featuring the superb Nicholas Courtney as Colonel Alistair Gordon Lethbridge Stewart.Negitive.Episode 3 still missing, Well its only a minor niggle.Trivia.Doctor Who production were refused permission to film in Londons subways resulting in set designers producing this ultra realistic sets so convincing that London Underground contacted the BBC to voice a complaint for unauthorised filming.Nicholas Courtney got the role of Lethbridge Stewart when original cast actor David Langton pulled out during rehearsals.Jack Watling(Professor Travers)is father of Deborah Watling.Professor Travis also featured in The Abominable Snowman adventure.Review.Missing episodes are like buses you wait years for a episode to turn up then 9 turn up at once.This 38 year old Whovian was so excited at 12am Friday morning he leapt with excitement waking up his family due to my Whovian fanboy loving.This story missing from series 5 is at last returned home to the BBC archives 46 years after original transmission thought lost forever.The plot involving Yeti’s in the underground subway & The great intelligence threaten the earths inhabitants & it’s up to the Doctor, Jamie, Victoria & U.N.I.T to put a stop to the great intelligences plans once & for all or do they?.This is the Yeti’s second apperance having first appeared in The Abominable Snowman.Great Direction from the exellent Douglas Camfield who was one of Doctor Who’s greatest director’s whom handle the action scenes & the scary elements of this adventure.This is also the begining of one of the Doctor’s most trusted allies U.N.I.T led by the infamous Colonel Lethbridge Stewart played superbly by Nicholas Courtney, This was a pilot for future series of Doctor Who set on earth perhaps?.This is your classic Second Doctor type story invading monsters a being of great intelligence & this is one of Troughtons best Doctor Who storys & he is in top form as ever.All the elements are here for classic Doctor Who which now us fans can settle down to see after 46 long years.We as fans should thank the talents of Phillip Morris who’s hard work locating these storys cannot go unrewarded without a huge Thank You from us as you’ve returned to us Two classic adventures we never thought we’d see again.
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