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Underwater Menace Update

So, after everything that has been said this month regarding  Underwater Menace we get an article today from Doctor Who Magazine in which every party that might have their fingers in any missing episode pie strongly denies having ownership of any more missing episodes. Toward the bottom of the article they briefly mention UWM stating that it will be out later this year with the missing episodes reconstructed using production stills.

This of course has led to many questions like, is the omnirumour dead? If they are just putting out a reconstruction why do we have to wait so long? What about the animation that was rumoured to have been started and abandoned? And what about The Crusade? All very valid questions that aren’t answered in the pages of Doctor Who Magazine.

Kudos has to go to the Doctor Who and the tardis- Classic Years facebook page that broke this story a couple of weeks ago, even if they took it down quickly. All their info turned out to be right!

 

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The Wish Fulfillment Quiz

Quiz time again!

I won’t even call this an omni-quiz since there’s a lot of hard feelings and doubt going around at the moment. So instead let’s call this a wish fulfillment quiz! Which of the first six seasons would you most like to see completed?

Season 1- Missing Marco Polo (7 episodes) and Reign Of Terror 4 and 5

Season 2- Missing Crusade 2 and 4, a few bits and pieces from Time Meddler

Season 3- Missing Galaxy 4 episodes 1, 2 and 4, Mission To The Unknown, The Myth Makers (4 episodes), The Daleks’ Masterplan 1, 3, 4, 6-9, 11 and 12 (yes I’m including Feast Of Steven, this is wish fulfilment after all), The Massacrew of St. Bartholomew’s Eve ( 4 episodes), The Celestial Toymaker 1-3, The Savages (4 episodes) and a few bits and pieces from The War Machines

Season 4- Missing The Smugglers (4 episodes) The Tenth Planet 4, The Power Of The Daleks (6 episodes), The Highlanders (4 episodes) The Underwater Menace 1, 4, The Moonbase 1, 3, The Macra Terror (4 episodes) The Faceless Ones 2, 4-6, The Evil Of The Daleks 1, 3-7.

Season 5- The Abominable Snowmen 1, 3-6, The Ice Warriors 2, 3, The Web Of Fear 3, Fury From The Deep (6 episodes), The Wheel In Space 1, 2, 4, 5

Season 6- Invasion 1, 4, The Space Pirates 1, 3-6

So there you go. If you could have a wish fulfilled, which season would you most like to see complete?

UPDATE ON UNDERWATER MENACE

So yesterday there was a facebook statement regarding The Underwater Menace. The statement from “Doctor Who and the Tardis- Classic years” caused a lot of happiness, but it was quickly taken down. I sent a message to the group responsible for the post asking for clarification. Was it all just a wind up? Some sort of joke?

They got back to me earlier today with this:

Sorry about that, Dan. It wasn’t a wind up, but we were informed that our information may have been incorrect, so we’re investigating further

So there you go. I had always thought that they posted their information in good faith. The group has 45,000 likes and it seemed weird to jeopardize that fan base by pulling a stunt or wind up that might anger people.  Who knows, maybe after investigating they can give us more solid information? One can only hope. Until then…

UPDATE- Omni Bite – Underwater Menace

After all the rumours swirling about the animation of The Underwater Menace being cancelled or delayed, there has been an unofficial facebook announcement by Doctor Who and the Tardis-Classic Years claiming that they received word from 2Entertain that the DVD is expected to be released this Autumn. There is no firm date yet, but that we should expect an announcement  later this month.

Of course, this is still far from official. It’s just a fan facebook page, not an official source. But if what they say is true, it presents a couple of different options.

Number one, that the animation was really just delayed, not cancelled as many believed, and that the animation company Planet55, really did just need some extra time to get it finished. You can read more about the animation conspiracy. I, and many more like me, think that if UWM comes out fully animated, this could possibly be the final nail in the main omnirumour’s coffin. I do believe that Marco Polo has been found and will be released sometime, but beyond that? It is hard to say.

Number two, the announcement they mention later this month might, just possibly, maybe, oh please let it be true, a confirmation of the omnirumour, and as part of that announcement they will give us a preliminary release schedule for the rest of the year. Underwater Menace has been one of the most rumoured  stories because of its unknown status. Will it be the focal point of an omnirumour announcement in the next two weeks? I can only hope.

So there you have the latest speculation. As always, nothing in this article is official or can be confirmed, it is all just speculation. Only time will tell.

 

UPDATE- The facebook post that started all of this has been taken down. Was it all a wind up? Or were they not supposed to talk about it? It’s a page with nearly 50,000 likes so I’m not sure that they would post something just to wind people up, but who knows…

I have since sent a message to the group on facebook asking for clarification or an explanation. I will let you know if I hear anything.

Also some have pointed out that 2Entertain no longer exists, that the company goes by BBC DVD since 2012. I don’t think this necessarily means that the info they posted is false. It could be from someone that they knew through 2entertain or they may just said that instead of the proper BBC DVD, by accident.  I don’t know.