The Master, as originated by Roger Delgado

The Mind of Evil – in Full Colour?!

Here’s an interesting snippet we missed out on a few weeks back concerning the upcoming DVD release of The Mind of Evil, which is expected to be available to buy at some point before the end of 2013.

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…

(Thanks to the Prof)



Christian Cawley

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.


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