More Missing DOCTOR WHO Episodes Will Return via Animation
There was a period of time there, close to 2013, when it looked like the unthinkable would happen. Hundreds of episodes of Doctor Who from the 1960s were missing, presumed lost forever. And then, like a TARDIS groan in the darkest hour, archivists found nine episodes. From the far-flung parts of the world, episodes of TV thought destroyed came back. Just in time for the 50th anniversary, we had one complete story and one nearly complete. Maybe they’d find ALL the missing episodes!
“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
Personally, the most fascinating thing about The Faceless Ones being next in line is that, going in logical order after Macra Terror and Faceless Ones, the next release should be Evil Of The Daleks, regarded by many as an all-time classic. One live action episode exists (I think it’s part two), and was restored some time back for DVD, so unless you’re just insisting on animating everything, there are only six that have to be animated.
Two weeks from now, at London Film & Comic Con, another animated recreation of a lost 1960s story will be announced, along with an already-completed clip. Considering that it literally picks up moments after the already-announced Faceless Ones leaves off, my bet remains on Evil Of The Daleks.
That being said, I know that at least a little bit of work has been done on the Cybermen story The Wheel In Space as well.