Doctor Who lost Dalek episode has been recreated and will be released after 54 years
A new version of 1965 episode Mission to the Unknown will premiere on the Doctor Who YouTube channel
Ring the cloister bell, it’s finally happened: lost Doctor Who episode Mission to the Unknown will finally be seen on screens.
Well, sort of. Although original footage of the 1965 episode featuring the Daleks is still lost to the time vortex, a team of students, graduates and staff from the University of Central Lancashire have reconstructed the lost instalment.
“All parts should go together without forcing. You must remember that the parts you are reassembling were disassembled by you. Therefore, if you can’t get them together again, there must be a reason. By all means, do not use a hammer.” —IBM Manual, 1925
Here it is, 54 years to the day after it premiered. It’s kind of lovely.
I really like the Dalek who asks if the humans are to be taken in for interrogation. “It’s your first day as a Dalek, isn’t it, Jim? Word of advice: that’s not what we do. Interrogate humans when you’re punched out, but when we’re on the clock, we exterminate.“