Beneath the Surface

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Dear Blog,

Being the Doctor Who tragic that I am, I’m excitedly watching the three stories from the Beneath the Surface box-set. Included are: Doctor Who and the Silurians, the Sea Devils, and Warriors of the Deep. Like much of the material from the 1960s and 1970s era of Doctor Who, Silurians and Sea Devils both needed quite a lot of work from the wonderful Restoration Team (read this article on the restoration process, if you get a chance). I reckon they both stand up as good stories – particularly Silurians. Warriors of the Deep, from the 1980s, is often known in fan circles as “Warriors on the Cheap”, and it shows a little. Not a classic!

The Restoration Team had the technically challenging task of restoring the colour to Silurians. They did this in 1992, which resulted in a VHS release. Digital technology has moved on, and the process was revised. The result is much clearer and cleaner.

Well worth a watch!

C


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