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This review is from: Doctor Who: The Aztecs - Special Edition (Story 006) (DVD)
I already owned "The Aztecs" Doctor Who adventure and have seen it more times than I can remember, but what led me to re-purchase this DVD for a 2nd time (and I must say I am VERY glad I did) was getting the ENTIRE "Galaxy 4" story with it.
Just so you know, a little more then half of this story is done with, "Telesnaps." Basically, Telesnaps are still photos of the picture as it was being filmed during TV production. The BBC produced an entirely remade version of Doctor Who's, "Marco Polo" using entirely just Telesnaps. What makes this so awesome is how the BBC recently obtained footage of long lost segments of the original "Galaxy 4" story and combined them with previously owned Telesnaps to pull together the scenes still lost to time. They also included some CGI and animations to complete the story and make it flow even better. Basically, you end up with a pretty good interpretation of the WHOLE STORY!
The audio of Doctor Who's "Galaxy 4" already existed and so by putting everything together it is as close to watching the complete story (once thought lost for good). The original taping of "Galaxy 4" was scrapped about 10 years after the story was released, back in the 60's or early 70's, and this was unfortunately the usual way shows were handled during the 60's. The producers of Doctor Who could have had no way of knowing that Doctor Who was going to become such a big hit and remain on air for another 50 years, which is why they destroyed many of these shows to the great loss of those that love everything "Who'ish!"
It is a shame that as time marches on the possibilities of continuing to find these lost episodes or intact stories gets worse and worse. Therefore having the ability at hand to recreate entire stories like "Galaxy 4" are indeed such an unexpected treat for all of us.
Thanks for reading my review.