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 of the Daleks) even making it into the DWM top … Continue reading Doctor Who – The Web of Fear (Missing Episodes) + Speculation on Future Finds.
It came with great relief that the Doctor Who missing episodes rumour that had been circulating fan forums for several months (as well as inner circles for a number of years) finally began to produce material on the 10th of October. Two stories have been released for the first time, allowing viewers and fans to watch them since their original broadcast 45 years ago. The … Continue reading Doctor Who – The Enemy of the World (Missing Episodes).
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 there is sadly no visual stimulus left to enjoy at … Continue reading The Mind Of Evil Colour Restored – BFI (Doctor Who)
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 on the typical visual media format and at most a … Continue reading Becoming YouTube – Aesthetics And Reception of Video Blogging.
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; can a colour association be made with a story that … Continue reading Synaesthesia and Doctor Who – Part 3 (Missing Stories and the Black and White Era)
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 VHS was given an array of colour that suggested a … Continue reading Synaesthesia and Doctor Who – Part 2 (Terror of the Autons, The Daemons +30th Anniversary Releases)
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 something like music into colour has been around for centuries. … Continue reading Synaesthesia and Doctor Who – Part 1 (Early VHS, The Five Doctors and The Robots of Death)