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Post Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:19 am 
 

I have a friend who is a big Dr. Who fan, and is looking for some older VHS(?) releases:

The Reign Of Terror (Hartnell)
The Tenth Planet (Hartnell)

The Ice Warriors (Troughton)

They need to be the official BBC releases, as home recordings generally degrade at a much faster rate than the official releases.  also, these are incomplete serials and i doubt they were ever aired on PBS anyway.

And he told me this story about a few lost or incomplete episodes that some company tried to splice together from a bunch of old clips. Maybe someone on the other side of the pond could shed some light on this for me.


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:36 am 
 

Hi,

the big list of dr who adventures is here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Doctor_Who_serials

click on them to get their release status.

Reign of Terror - missing 2 eps, did come out on VHS in the USA and the UK (remember the PAL and CCAM difference)

Tenth Planet - Missing last episode, did come out on VHS both in the USA and UK

Ice Warriors - missing 2 episodes, did come out on VHS both in the USA and UK

The BBC used to reuse all its tapes, as they were quite expensive in those days, and the missing episodes were recorded over.

Funnily enough, I am part way thru transferring all my VHS tapes to dvd, but I havent done my Dr Whos yet. I will see whether or not I have them.

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:57 am 
 

I have a ton of old Dr Who VHS tapes too.  When Chapters and Indigo first started websites, they had lots of reusable discount coupons and free shipping on any order, etc.  I must have bought a lot of Dr Who VHS tapes to complete my collection.  I have been trying to figure out what to do with them.

I think the box is buried in my closet though so may take some time digging out.

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:23 pm 
 

Mars wrote:I have a ton of old Dr Who VHS tapes too...I have been trying to figure out what to do with them.


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:41 pm 
 

Tom Baker the fourth Doctor is the one I watched as a kid. Was on at 11:00 on saturday nights. I thought it was a neat show since it was different. Was actually disappointed when he was replaced.

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:47 pm 
 

Mars wrote:I have been trying to figure out what to do with them.


Same problem here.  I also have a handful of the Blake's 7 VHS tapes and hate to just throw them out.  :(


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:01 pm 
 

Hi,

Blakes 7 is all out on DVD now.

Not all of Dr Who is - some episodes that came out on VHS have never been released on DVD.

New Blakes 7 movie sposed to be on the cards.

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:27 pm 
 

bbarsh wrote:
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People still buy VHS tapes (especially the ones that never made the jump to DVD).  I sold almost all of mine (over 400) for about a buck apiece a couple of years ago at a yard sale.  Half-Price Books and other similar stores will buy them, albeit for pennies on the dollar.  You could also donate them to Goodwill.  And it never hurts to check Ebay.  Some of those VHS tapes are kinda rare.  Just ask Badmike about that one.

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:46 am 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:VHS tapes (especially the ones that never made the jump to DVD:


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