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    Default Planet of Giants - Reduced to Roughly the Size of a DVD Now!

    And this one has just gone up on Amazon, too!

    Linktastic hurrah!

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    Oh well. I can't remember much about this one.

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    This was the first story to be vid-fired, so it might be interesting to compare with the VHS version.
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    I think this might be the Doctor Who I've seen the least.

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    I wish it was missing and we had the first three episodes of "Marco Polo" instead.

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    Who doesn't?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiHart View Post
    Who doesn't?
    Me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caan View Post
    Me.

    that makes 2 of us be interesting to see what they have done with this re-constructed 4th episode.

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    And now we know that it was Caan, The Insane Dalek, who back in time, breaking the time-lock of the missing episodes, and switched those three episodes of Marco Polo for the three episodes of Planet of Giants. Much in the same way he rescued Davros from the Time War.

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    I don't mind this story that much sure its a bit cliched but the sets and small cast add to the imtimacy of it all.Doubtless it will be reassessed once it is released like many overlooked serials before it have been

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Williams View Post
    And now we know that it was Caan, The Insane Dalek, who back in time, breaking the time-lock of the missing episodes, and switched those three episodes of Marco Polo for the three episodes of Planet of Giants. Much in the same way he rescued Davros from the Time War.

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    Extras:
    Commentary by Clive Doig (vision mixer), Brian Hodgson (special sound), Sonia Markham (make-up), and David Tilley (floor assistant); moderated by Mark Ayres
    Originally a four-part story, producer Verity Lambert decided the storyline was too drawn out so re-edited the final two episodes into one. For this DVD release, those two episodes have been recreated, based on the original scripts and featuring newly recorded dialogue and animation!
    Rediscovering The Urge To Live, a feature on the recreation of episodes three and four, including contributions from William Russell (Ian), Carole Ann Ford (Susan), John Guilor, Toby Hadoke, Ian Levine (reconstruction director) and Ed Stradling (DVD producer)
    Doctor Who Stories - Suddenly Susan, with Carole Ann Ford discussing her role as the Doctor's granddaughter
    The Verity Lambert Tapes, the second part of Verity Lambert's look back on being the first producer of the series
    Prop Design Plans (DVD-ROM)
    Radio Times Listings (DVD-ROM)
    Programme Subtitles
    Production Information Subtitles
    Photo Gallery
    Coming Soon Trailer

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    And cover!


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    Ooh! Close, but we need more covers showing companions looking demented.

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    That's a rather nice cover, and I'm looking forward to hearing what they've done with the reconstruction of the original parts 3 & 4....

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    I like it too but after the way she moaned about the mocked up picture of her on one of the Gallifrey IV CD covers I'll bet Carol Anne will hate it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Brinck-Johnsen View Post
    I like it too but after the way she moaned about the mocked up picture of her on one of the Gallifrey IV CD covers I'll bet Carol Anne will hate it...
    The odd thing is, I think it's quite a sexy picture of Carol Anne! I'd ask if the DVD comes with a poster of it, but that might give the game away.

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    Actually I can see what you mean but that facial expression does make her seem a bit [insert politically incorrect term here]...

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    "Different from her usual self" would be a good term for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Williams View Post
    That's a rather nice cover, a

    i'ed go so far as to say it's one of the best covers we've had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Williams View Post
    That's a rather nice cover, and I'm looking forward to hearing what they've done with the reconstruction of the original parts 3 & 4....
    From what I've gathered, in addition to recording a replacement soundtrack with Russell and Ford as well as impersonators to cover the other cast members, the reconstruction is a mish-mash of re-used (and reversed in places) footage, refilmed footage and newly-created CGI footage. And according to Ian Levine, it is of course the greatest thing ever created and as far as he is concerned Planet of Giants is again a 4-part story. Of course.

    It doesn't sound too dissimilar to the old Tenth Planet reconstruction they did back in the late 90's...
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    I'll be very impressed if the new CGI, older voices and what-not don't mean that the revised Ep3/4 of Planet of Giants is a complete mess.
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    But an interesting mess, nevertheless!

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    The problem is, the original story is turgid, let alone expanding Episode 3 back out into two episodes. I wonder if the production team could ever have imagined, 45 years ago, that the story so dull it had to be sliced down by 30 minutes would one day be painstakingly reconstructed so that people would eventually have to be put through an even worse version despite everything. What next, CGI to make all the effects in old stories MORE cheap and unrealistic?

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    It's a very good point Si. Sometimes things are done for the best of reasons at the time and reconstructing something that was shit to begin with isn't going to be any better by being done 50 years later.

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