Published on May 19th, 2014 | by Nick Kitchen

Behind the Scenes: Doctor Who Restoration Video

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)

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“That’s bacon! Are you trying to poison me?” And from that line on, I’ve been unable to stop watching, reading, musing about the Doctor. As a recent transplant to the Whoniverse, I’ve been trying to soak up as much Who-related knowledge as possible. That journey has taken me from the Tenth Planet to the Fields of Trenzalore and gently set me at the edge of my seat for what’s next. It’s an honor to be here and I plan to bring a unique perspective. I hope you’ll enjoy the journey alongside me.



2 Responses to Behind the Scenes: Doctor Who Restoration Video

  1. avatar Francis Cave says:

    Very sadly I found that fascinating to watch.

    Especially the bit where Paul peels off that bit of tape holding the film together.

    I really do need to get out more!

  2. avatar EdwardianCricketer says:

    I wish I had the technical background to have worked with these guys. A true labor if love.

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