Retro Remake of a Missing Doctor Who Episode. Mission to the Unknown stands as a minor story within the single episode as an introduction to: The Dalek Masterplan
The original Doctor Who story of Mission to the Unknown was an introduction episode to the 13 part Dalek story - The Dalek Masterplan with William Hartnell playing the first Doctor. I can remember many parts of the story from my childhood but sadly most of the episodes are now lost from the BBC archives. There are clips from the original Mission to the Unknown, but these only last for a few seconds. I was rather sad about the loss of the early William Hartnell Doctor Who stories and the Patrick Troughton ones too. Every now and then a lost episode is discovered abroad which causes much excitement.
This particular single episode is of strong importance because it was the only episode not to have the Doctor in. It was an introduction teaser to the twelve episodes that would follow and stands as a story on its own. It concerns group of human space marines who land on a remote planet on a spying mission to find out about the Dalek's devious plans.
This is a remake of that very special episode by a group of students and, I have to say, it is very good indeed. Any Doctor Who fan would be pleased by this. It is on YouTube and in this Blog. I hope you enjoy...