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It Sounds Like More Missing Serials Will Be Animated after The Macra Terror

We’re about a week away from getting to enjoy the animated release of Second Doctor classic, The Macra Terror – and it seems like further missing stories will get the same treatment soon.

In the screening of the 1967 story, director and producer, Charles Norton revealed that the team had to decide whether to pour their efforts into either Macra or The Highlanders, the first serial featuring Frazer Hines’ Jamie McCrimmon. However, the latter was deemed too difficult to realise with its excess of tartan and cast members; the same reason ruled out Marco Polo and The Crusade, two First Doctor tales.

But the Radio Times also teases that:

“[I]t sounds like further lost serials from the 60s are on their way…”

Norton emphasised that they wanted to focus on a story completely missing from the archives (which also exempts The Crusade).

Other completely missing serials include: Mission to the Unknown; The Myth Makers; The Massacre of St. Bartholomew’s Eve; The Savages; The Smugglers; and Fury From The Deep.

So, dear DWC readers, which other stories would you like to see animated for DVD and Blu-ray?

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

It Sounds Like More Missing Serials Will Be Animated after The Macra Terror

by Philip Bates time to read: 1 min
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