Lost Episodes: Doctor Who: The Enemy of the WorldClosed Captioning
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Recovered missing episodes of Doctor Who, the world’s longest running sci-fi drama are being revealed and available to view and own for the first time in over 40 years. Ten Doctor Who episodes were discovered through the tracking records of shipments made by the BBC to Africa that contained tapes for transmission. A restoration team has re-mastered each episode from the original black and white 1960s film and subsequently gone through a frame by frame restoration to the fantastic quality that audiences expect from Doctor Who. The first recovered story is The Enemy of the World, the fourth tale of Series 5 which first aired on the BBC in December 1967. The story features Patrick Troughton as both the Second Doctor and his antagonist (Ramon Salamander), alongside companions Jamie (Frazer Hines) and Victoria (Deborah Watling). On Earth in the near future, the Doctor and his companions are enmeshed in a deadly web of intrigue thanks to his uncanny resemblance to would-be 21st century dictator Salamander. He is hailed as the ""shopkeeper of the world"" for his efforts to relieve global famine, but why do his rivals keep disappearing? How can he predict so many natural disasters? The Doctor must expose Salamander's schemes before he takes over the world.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoEpisode 1||The TARDIS lands on a barren beach, where it is immediately fired upon by a hovercraft. Rescued by helicopter pilot Astrid, the Doctor (Patrick Troughton) discovers that he has arrived on Earth the year 2017 A.D. and that he is the exact double of a would-be dictator called Salamander.||23:47||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoEpisode 2||The Doctor has arrived on earth in the year 2017 A.D. Rescued from certain death by helicopter pilot Astrid, the Doctor is informed by Astrid's boss, Kent, that the world is on the verge of domination by a charismatic scientist/politician named Salamander. The fact that the Doctor is a dead ringer for Salamander leads to several even more perplexing plot developments: Who among Kerr's staff can be trusted not to betray their comrades to Salamander's minions, and is Salamander truly the despotic villain that he is made out to be?||23:52||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoEpisode 3||The Doctor impersonates his lookalike, would-be dictator Salamander. He does this to penetrate a research station controlled by Salamander's minions, the better to find out if the villain truly is a villain - and if so, who his most fervent (and dangerous) followers may be. This has a trickle-down effect on the Doctor's travelling companions, Jamie and Victoria.||23:09||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoEpisode 4||Giles Kent is revealed to be a traitor, in league with would-be 21st century dictator Salamander. Meanwhile, the Doctor - who happens to bear a striking resemblance to Salamander - has infiltrated the dictator's research station. Alas, the station is blown up, with the Doctor apparently still inside. Conspicuous by their absence throughout the proceedings are the Doctor's companions, Jamie and Victoria.||23:48||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoEpisode 5||Traitorous scientist Kent has blown up the research station infiltrated by the Doctor. Not long afterward, 21st century dictator Salamander, who bears a startling resemblance to the Doctor, makes an appearance. But is Salamander really the Doctor - or is it the other way around?||24:24||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoEpisode 6||Having been thwarted in his plans to rule the world, Salamander tries to make a quick getaway by posing as the Doctor. Manning the controls of the TARDIS, Salamander tries to escape – but will he be successful?||21:40||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|101||Closed CaptioningVideoTrailer||A ruthlessly ambitious dictator and a case of mistaken identity cause trouble for the Doctor in this classic story.||2:13||Free||View in iTunes|
I have always wanted to see this story, and now that it's back just in time for the 50th anniversary is perfect!
Awesome Classic WHO!!!
A fantastic glimpse into the early days of one of the best written and longest running sci-fi shows in the world. Great to see a story that had been lost for so many years, buy it you won't regret it!
Who says there is no buried treasure?
It is the benefit to the world that this missing serial has been recovered. And there is every reason to hope that there could be more out there waiting for restoration. This is a treat for a new generation.