Mission to the Unknown lands on YouTube
Blogtor Who has been keeping you up to date for some time with the progress of remounting of lost classic story Mission to the Unknown by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN). But now he day has come at last. Fifty-four years exactly after the 1965 Doctor Who story first aired, the new version has premiered on the official Doctor Who YouTube channel.
The team set out with a mandate to recreate the episode as closely as possible to the original. They used genuine 1960s television production methods, and the result is an exciting window into a lost era.
The project was master-minded by Andrew Ireland, Pro-Vice Chancellor of Digital and Creative Industries at the University. He brought together a dedicated group of students from a wide range of disciplines. They drew not only on film and television, but also acting, fashion, music, design and dance. Together they recreated the episode from the original script as authentically as possible. Carefully research helping reproduce as faithfully as possible the original 1960s production techniques. The result, as we can all judge now, being a stunning capturing of the classic look of Doctor Who.
The full episode, starring Macro Simioni, Dan Gillian, Jacob Marisson, and Nicholas Briggs, is on the official Doctor Who YouTube channel now.
A special documentary about the making of Doctor Who: Mission to the Unknown is also available now. Presented by popular YouTuber Josh Snares, it covers the challenges faced by the dedicated team of students and graduates to bring the story back to life. It also features contributions by Peter Purves, who played the Doctor’s companion Steven, and Edward DeSouza, the original Marc Corey.
Mission to the Unknown
On the planet Kembel, Space Security Service agent Marc Cory is investigating a recent sighting of a Dalek spaceship. His suspicion that the creatures may have established a base here proves well-founded.