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Doctor Who VII.12-18: The Ambassadors of Death - colour recovery

October 2nd, 2012 (10:30 am)

What was already going to be a Doctor Who-ish day for me has been made more so by the arrival of The Ambassadors of Death on DVD. I went straight to episode two to see how the colour recovery process has worked. I'm impressed by the results; whereas the full colour spectrum isn't always present, it often results in an eerieness which complements the story's atmosphere, such as here, where the blue-grey shadows contrast with the variably reddish-brown-yellow of the cell walls and the Brigadier's uniform.

It's also intriguing to see that the story has been credited to "David Whitaker, Malcolm Hulke and Trevor Ray" on the sleeve. While the involvement of Hulke and Ray with the final script has long been known, it's been usual for the BBC DVD range to reflect the writing credit as seen on the broadcast episodes.

Also in the post was the latest issue of scurrilous fanzine FANWNAK; on first glance it seems to have dramatically raised its game both in production and writing terms, and though its sense of humour remains not always to my taste, there are a good few critical articles which may well reward a read.

Also posted at http://sir-guinglain.dreamwidth.org/545039.html.


Posted by: daniel_saunders (daniel_saunders)
Posted at: October 2nd, 2012 07:17 pm (UTC)
Eleventh Doctor

Looking forward to this (Ambassadors is incredibly under-rated), although I may wait a while until Amazon drops the price - impecunious student etc.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: October 2nd, 2012 07:53 pm (UTC)

I have been casting financial caution to the winds too much recently!

Posted by: widsidh (widsidh)
Posted at: October 2nd, 2012 10:31 pm (UTC)
Liz & Pertwee

Must. See. :-)

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: October 2nd, 2012 11:04 pm (UTC)

Some colour-recovered Liz:




Posted by: widsidh (widsidh)
Posted at: October 3rd, 2012 10:02 pm (UTC)
Liz & Pertwee


Thank you.