At the recent Gallifrey con Radio Free Skaro interviewed Steve Roberts whose work as a lead on the Doctor Who Restoration Team is well known, even if his name isn’t.
Concerning the release of The Mind of Evil it is extremely likely that all episodes will be in full colour, which is obviously marvellous news as it means that mining the colour from the video-to-film black and white copies has been successful. Additionally, colour recovery – courtesy of the chromadot process – is better than that of Planet of the Daleks. Ambassadors of Death has also been given the chromadot restoration treatment, so we can look forward to that too!
You can find out more in Radio Free Skaro #296 – Cleaning Up The Corn Field.
However of almost equal importance comes the news that episode one of The Mind of Evil has no chromadots, and has therefore been colourized by YouTube’s Babelcolor, the genius who has worked on many classic black and white episodes.
Babelcolor’s usual method is to colour frames by hand, although on this occasion only specific frames have ben coloured, with software used to colour those in between.
It’s exciting news and we hope to have more soon…