Thursday, April 27, 2006

Missing Episodes in Colour

After some comments that the light grey text of the existing version was a bit hard to read, I've started updating the missing-episodes site to use a rather bright and garish template like this.

I think it works reasonably well, even if personally I prefer pretty sparse web pages with lots of white space but any feedback would be gratefully received...
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Blogger TimeWarden said...

The layout and colour look fine to me.

I notice the ITV children's series "Sexton Blake", starring Laurence Payne, isn't on the missing list. Unfortunately, none of it survives save the first episode without opening and closing credits. Largely forgotten now, it was up there with "Ace of Wands", "Timeslip" etc. during my formative years!


11:12 pm  
Blogger Stuart Douglas said...

I'll add Sexton Blake to the site today then :)

As it stands what's there depends on what specific programmes various people are interested in, since only fans really have decent info on what's missing and what's not.

8:28 am  
Blogger Stuart Douglas said...

There you go : Sexton Blake

No-one can say I'm not obliging...

7:17 pm  
Blogger TimeWarden said...

Thanks Stuart. Nice job, promptly done! :)

The "Sexton Blake" story I have most vivid memories of is the last. I remember "The Puff Adder" having a very creepy atmosphere, bearing in mind I was 11 at the time!


PS Don't know if you caught it, Thursday morning on "Breakfast", but Lis Sladen defended original "Who" very courteously when the presenters broached the subject of wobbly sets! She told them, in truth, they very rarely wobbled!! Another myth debunked!!!

11:59 pm  
Blogger SAF said...

Yay for Lis! :) It is another myth, like the 'cheap man-in-the-suit monsters' - some of the man-in-a-suit monsters were terrific, no matter how much or little they cost.

And that's another example of that 'susceptible to their charm, the illusion holds together' sort of thing. (Sorry, quoting myself from another discussion - very bad form!) So many folks are easily dazzled by big fx and CGI monsters etc, but I'd rather have an old DW where I can look past the cheap fx and see something great than a new DW where I can see through the expensive gloss and find something lacking.
Of course, it's nice when you can have your expensive CGI cake and find something to eat underneath it as well. Er, so to speak.
PS. I wonder why it is, I remember "Sexton Blake" (vaguely), but nothing of "Timeslip" or "Ace of Wands".

8:18 am  
Blogger Stuart Douglas said...

I didn't see Lis on Breakfast as it turns out, but I'm now downloading it. I did see MOnster of Peladon this morning on UK Gold though and, if it's not heresy to say this, I enjoyed more than nearly all of the new episode sof Who I've seen so far. It suffers from as many plotting flaws as the new series, but events evolve naturally rather than being imposed by authorial fiat because they only have 45 minutes to get the entire story in.

Plus Lis is gorgeous in Seventies Who...

4:51 pm  
Blogger TimeWarden said...

Especially gorgeous in "Planet of Evil"!


4:45 am  
Blogger SAF said...

Curiously enough, neither of you will get any argument from me on any of those scores :)

10:33 am  

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