Doctor Who – The Web of Fear (Missing Episodes) + Speculation on Future Finds.

Unlike the other recovered story from the haul of 11 complete episodes found by Phillip Morris (of which 9 were missing), The Web of Fear (1968) does have a reputation to live up to.  The story has always been high up on people's lists to see (up there with Fury from the Deep and Power … Continue reading Doctor Who – The Web of Fear (Missing Episodes) + Speculation on Future Finds.

The Mind Of Evil Colour Restored – BFI (Doctor Who)

This March sees the screening of a Doctor Who story that sits in a small number of anomalies when it comes to looking at the colour relationships built around the program.  When discussing the stories from the 1960s, it seemed that the most difficult aspect of this topic had been covered (especially with stories where … Continue reading The Mind Of Evil Colour Restored – BFI (Doctor Who)

Becoming YouTube – Aesthetics And Reception of Video Blogging.

In terms of aesthetics, reception and general ethnography, YouTube is extremely fertile ground for academic examination.   Unlike the critical analysis of a film or the relationship between sound and vision, a critical analysis of the practices of YouTube require a far more tactile method of analysis; it is at the very least a massive variation … Continue reading Becoming YouTube – Aesthetics And Reception of Video Blogging.

Synaesthesia and Doctor Who – Part 3 (Missing Stories and the Black and White Era)

Click for Part 2. One aspect of the all the stories covered so far in this series of articles is that they have all been produced past 1970.  Moving away from this and to the true early years of Doctor Who opens up an interesting point in context of synaesthetic relations to the stories involved; … Continue reading Synaesthesia and Doctor Who – Part 3 (Missing Stories and the Black and White Era)

Synaesthesia and Doctor Who – Part 2 (Terror of the Autons, The Daemons +30th Anniversary Releases)

Click for Part 1. Other photo edit covers are slightly more intriguing (at least early on).  Fan consciousness has lead to a positive outlook when watching The Ark In Space (1975), yet it is a story rarely visited by this writer.  Its occasional green but otherwise white colour pallet was taken full advantage of for its DVD cover.  However its … Continue reading Synaesthesia and Doctor Who – Part 2 (Terror of the Autons, The Daemons +30th Anniversary Releases)

Synaesthesia and Doctor Who – Part 1 (Early VHS, The Five Doctors and The Robots of Death)

Though synaesthesia can be something of a gift or hindrance to people who are born with, it is also possible to see it as a psychological option when categorising elements of everyday life. Perhaps unconsciously aware that an object or thing is producing a stimulus associated with another sense entirely, the phenomena of people rationalising … Continue reading Synaesthesia and Doctor Who – Part 1 (Early VHS, The Five Doctors and The Robots of Death)