Amateur Animation Takes TARDIS Crew Back To The Moon

If you judge aesthetically, it’s pretty shoddy, but regardless of the quality, one YouTuber’s admirable attempt to animate a whole missing episode of Doctor Who is worthy in two respects.

Firstly, Martin Scotchmore’s amateur recreation of “The Moonbase” episode one (tx 11/2/67)  is highly watchable in its own right.

OK, Martin’s “borrowed” heavily from Cosgrove Hall’s superlative animations of episodes one and four of 1969’s “The Invasion” – released on DVD by 2|entertain in 2006 – with the amusing consequence that a lot of characters share faces (such as all the women looking like TARDIS companion Zoe).

But never-the-less, it’s still an A* for effort, considering that 2|entertain have yet to commission any more animations despite their being a considerable demand for them among the Who community.

That brings me to the second point concerning it’s value: Ropey as it is, it still enjoys the distinction of being the ONLY fully animated fan-produced episode to date.

So thanks Martin for doing this, and I hope we get to see missing episode three some time soon.

and secondly, it has the distinction of being the only fully animated fan-produced episode to date.
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4 responses to “Amateur Animation Takes TARDIS Crew Back To The Moon

  1. joe

    its not the only fan based complete episode. Episode of The Daleks Masterplan have also been done

  2. Martin

    Hi. Thanks for your review. I am working on Episode 3 at the moment and hope to have it done by Christmas.
    By the way another fan animated ‘Marco Polo’ Episode 1 before even the Invasion was done.
    Thanks again for watching :-)

  3. Marcus Dilloni

    Hi, Yes it was very good. But recently there has been some rather good animations done with the telesnaps by carmelleful on youtube. They really must be seen There’s both lost episodes of the moonbase and a very good animation of power of the daleks episode 1. Enjoy

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