The discovery of thought to be lost Doctor Who episodes has been in the forefront of Who related news in the last year or so, no doubt in part due to the persistent #omnirumor.
However, finding these treasures is only half of the battle. In the same manor that older movies and albums are rereleased under the moniker of “remastered,” these lost episodes that find their way back to the BBC on timeworn reels have to be shown an appropriate amount of TLC.
Key member of the Doctor Who Restoration Team, Paul Vanezis, has posted a must-see video to YouTube documenting some of the steps that have to be taken to save and restore these missing stories. The process is rather fascinating and the video is most definitely worth a look, if only to shed light on just why these things take so much time to release.
Watch above and let us know what you think, won’t you?
(With thanks to Gareth, Joe)