History Recap / DoctorWhoS1E4MarcoPolo

26th Dec '15 7:02:09 AM JamesAustin
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[[caption-width-right:350:Polo sadly reacts to the news that his story was [[MissingEpisode junked]].[[note]]He should buck up, [[ScrewedByTheNetwork this isn't a rare occurrence in the Classic Era]]... but ''finding'' those missing episodes is another story.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Polo [[caption-width-right:300:Polo sadly reacts to the news that his story was [[MissingEpisode junked]].[[note]]He should buck up, [[ScrewedByTheNetwork this isn't a rare occurrence in the Classic Era]]... but ''finding'' those missing episodes is another story.[[/note]]]]



All seven episodes are missing. A colour reconstruction-- a fanmade attempt to "recreate" missing episodes using [[http://www.recons.com/glossary/telesnaps.htm telesnaps]] and other sources of visual material) -- with the full audio track exists. The serial's audio has also been released on CD by the BBC, with linking narration by William Russell (Ian). An abridged, 30-minute reconstruction is also available on the DVD set "The Beginning", on ''The Edge of Destruction'''s disc.

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All seven episodes are missing. A colour reconstruction-- a fanmade attempt to "recreate" missing episodes using [[http://www.recons.com/glossary/telesnaps.htm telesnaps]] and other sources of visual material) -- with the full audio track exists. The serial's audio has also been released on CD by the BBC, with linking narration by William Russell (Ian). An abridged, 30-minute reconstruction is also available on the DVD set "The Beginning", on ''The "The Edge of Destruction'''s Destruction"'s disc.



* LesYay: Ping-Cho and Susan. They're inseparable throughout the story, they sleep in the same room, they're both downright despondent when separated, and Ping-Cho is sick at the thought of Susan leaving in the TARDIS. Add that to Ping-Cho's abhorrence at her impending marriage, and, well...
19th Dec '15 4:34:34 AM JulietF2
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The heroes find themselves forced to accompany Marco and his caravan on the long, long trek through the desert. Susan befriends a teenaged girl named Ping-Cho, Marco's ward, who's on a journey to go marry a wealthy 70-something man, entirely against her will. Ian and Barbara get along well enough with Marco, although Marco reluctantly acts as their jailor. The Doctor isn't in the mood to play nice, and simply tries to repair the TARDIS and sneak off.

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The heroes find themselves forced to accompany Marco and his caravan on the long, long trek through the desert. Susan befriends a teenaged girl named Ping-Cho, Marco's ward, who's on a journey to go marry a wealthy 70-something man, entirely against her will. Ian and Barbara get along well enough with Marco, although Marco reluctantly acts as their jailor.jailer. The Doctor isn't in the mood to play nice, and simply tries to repair the TARDIS and sneak off.
12th Nov '15 8:57:46 PM kyeo
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* LesYay: Ping-Cho and Susan. They're inseparable throughout the story, they sleep in the same room, they're both downright despondent when separated, and Ping-Cho is sick at the thought of Susan leaving in the TARDIS. Add that to Ping-Cho's abhorrence at her impending marriage, and, well...



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* {{Yellowface}}{{Yellowface}}: Just about every actor in Khan's court except Zienia Merton, Ping-Cho's actress, who is half-Asian.
30th Jul '14 12:30:54 AM Tero
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[[caption-width-right:350:Polo sadly reacts to the news that his story was [[MissingEpisode junked]].[[note]]He should buck up, [[ScrewedByTheNetwork this isn't a rare occurrence in the Classic Era]]...[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Polo sadly reacts to the news that his story was [[MissingEpisode junked]].[[note]]He should buck up, [[ScrewedByTheNetwork this isn't a rare occurrence in the Classic Era]]... but ''finding'' those missing episodes is another story.[[/note]]]]
9th Jul '14 7:55:55 PM bobJohnson
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[[caption-width-right:350:Polo sadly reacts to the news that his story was [[MissingEpisode junked]].[[note]]He should buck up, [[ScrewedByTheNetwork this isn't a rare occurrence in the Classic Era]]...[[/note]]]]
25th Jun '14 9:03:01 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* MissingEpisode: The entire serial, and this is one of three stories with no surviving footage ''at all'', not even a short clip. "Marco Polo" is particularly annoying as it was one of '''the''' most widely-sold 1960s stories. In theory, there should be more copies out there than other missing episodes, but so far none have been found. There ''are'' a good number of telesnaps, though, so there's that.
25th Jun '14 9:02:37 PM TheWildWestPyro
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'''WARNING! THERE MAY BE UNMARKED SPOILERS!'''
25th Jun '14 3:49:54 AM TheWildWestPyro
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'''WARNING! THERE MAY BE UNMARKED SPOILERS!'''
17th Feb '14 12:59:42 PM foxley
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* PortraitPaintingPeephole: The Doctor and Susan enter "The Cave of Five Hundred Eyes" which has walls painted with two hundred and fifty men. Susan sees one set of eyes moving and screams.
26th Dec '13 6:16:19 PM Eagal
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* HilariousInHindsight: The characters wonder if a giant footprint might be from an Abominable Snowman. Patrick Troughton's doctor did in fact encounter the creatures.
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