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** Chronotis originally perished in Episode Two, but Creator/DouglasAdams had become fond of the character and decided to bring him back.

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** Chronotis was originally perished KilledOffForReal in Episode Two, but Creator/DouglasAdams had become fond of the character and decided to bring him back.


* DevelopmentGag: The Creator/BigFinish version stars the Eighth Doctor instead of the Fourth. The story starts when he gets an invitation from Professor Chronotis he remembers that when he was "all teeth and curls" and he and Romana went punting on the Cam, they were [[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors taken out by a time scoop, kept confined between dimensions for just over two hours]], and delivered back onto the Cam once the crisis was over. But they were supposed to visit Professor Chronotis that day, and neither he nor Romana, now Lady President of Gallifrey, remember why they never visited their friend. This means that in the AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho continuity, the original version of "Shada" never happened.

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* DevelopmentGag: The Creator/BigFinish version stars the Eighth Doctor instead of the Fourth. The story starts when he gets an invitation from Professor Chronotis he remembers that when he was "all teeth and curls" and he and Romana went punting on the Cam, they were [[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors taken out by a time scoop, kept confined between dimensions for just over two hours]], and delivered back onto the Cam once the crisis was over. But they were supposed to visit Professor Chronotis that day, and neither he nor Romana, now Lady President of Gallifrey, remember why they never visited their friend. This means that in the AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' continuity, the original version of "Shada" never happened.



* TroubledProduction: A minor case for the 2017 release - according to [[http://www.endofthelane.co.uk/Shada-Blog-4.html this crew commentary]], due to technical errors part of the Ship's dialogue during a conversation with the Doctor was lost, requiring director Charles Norton to reconstruct the Ship's side of the scene with alternate lines pulled from elsewhere in the story.
* PosthumousCredit: Denis Carey (Professor Chronotis) and David Brierley (K9) both died several years prior to the 2017 animated reconstruction. Both appear in the animated segments via recycled dialogue from other episodes (K9 only makes short responses to other characters, and Chronotis has a single line taken from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E6TheKeeperOfTraken The Keeper of Traken]]", which Carey played the Keeper in; this was the only unfilmed scene Carey would have had dialogue in, and the rest of Chronotis' lines are given to the Doctor).
** Additionally, due to K9's recycled audio, several conversations involving him required rewrites to give most of his dialogue to other characters.

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* TroubledProduction: A minor case for the 2017 release - according to [[http://www.endofthelane.co.uk/Shada-Blog-4.html this crew commentary]], due to technical errors part of the Ship's dialogue during a conversation with the Doctor was lost, requiring director Charles Norton to reconstruct the Ship's side of the scene with alternate lines pulled from elsewhere in the story.
* PosthumousCredit: Denis Carey (Professor Chronotis) and David Brierley (K9) both died several years prior to the 2017 animated reconstruction. Both appear in the animated segments via recycled dialogue from other episodes (K9 only makes short responses to other characters, and Chronotis has a single line taken from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E6TheKeeperOfTraken The Keeper of Traken]]", which Carey played the Keeper in; this was the only unfilmed scene Carey would have had dialogue in, and the rest of Chronotis' lines are given to the Doctor).
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Doctor). Additionally, due to K9's recycled audio, several conversations involving him required rewrites to give most of his dialogue to other characters.



* UnfinishedEpisode: One of the most famous examples. After industrial action killed the serial, leading to a premature end to Season 17, incoming producer Creator/JohnNathanTurner ordered the footage preserved with an eye toward remounting the story and broadcasting it as part of Season 18. This plan was vetoed by his superiors at the BBC, partly owing to the changes in tone to the programme made by Nathan-Turner himself, and cast changes at the end of Season 18 made a remount impossible after that point. Even so, Nathan-Turner stored the footage, and was eventually able to create the direct-to-video version with Baker's narration, an early instance of JNT leveraging archive material to make ''Doctor Who'' video merchandise.
** After three close attempts to get the story to viewers (the narrated version, the webcast and the novelization), the BBC were, after 38 years, able to get Creator/TomBaker, Creator/LallaWard and all the surviving cast members to reprise their roles in animated sequences to fill in the unfinished scenes.

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* TroubledProduction: A minor case for the 2017 release -- according to [[http://www.endofthelane.co.uk/Shada-Blog-4.html this crew commentary]], due to technical errors part of the Ship's dialogue during a conversation with the Doctor was lost, requiring director Charles Norton to reconstruct the Ship's side of the scene with alternate lines pulled from elsewhere in the story.
* UnfinishedEpisode: One of the most famous examples. After industrial action killed the serial, leading to a premature end to Season 17, incoming producer Creator/JohnNathanTurner ordered the footage preserved with an eye toward remounting the story and broadcasting it as part of Season 18. This plan was vetoed by his superiors at the BBC, partly owing to the changes in tone to the programme made by Nathan-Turner himself, and cast changes at the end of Season 18 made a remount impossible after that point. Even so, Nathan-Turner stored the footage, and was eventually able to create the direct-to-video version with Baker's narration, an early instance of JNT leveraging archive material to make ''Doctor Who'' video merchandise.
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merchandise. Eventually, after three close attempts to get the story to viewers (the narrated version, the webcast and the novelization), the BBC were, after 38 years, able to get Creator/TomBaker, Creator/LallaWard and all the surviving cast members to reprise their roles in animated sequences to fill in the unfinished scenes. scenes.



** The union strike that scuppered the original 1979 production was ''really'' bad timing -- it was resolved less than two weeks later, but many of the other programmes affected by it were key parts of Creator/TheBBC's Christmas schedule and were thus afforded higher priority. When Creator/JohnNathanTurner took over as producer shortly after it was decided by the previous production team that there was no hope of getting "Shada" completed, he considered re-editing it as a Christmas special consisting of two double-length episodes, but this proved to be impossible with the available footage. Before the 1992 VHS release, Nathan-Turner also considered one in 1985 with then-incumbent Doctor Colin Baker providing the links, but nothing came of this.

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** The union strike that scuppered the original 1979 production was ''really'' bad timing -- it was resolved less than two weeks later, but many of the other programmes affected by it were key parts of Creator/TheBBC's Christmas schedule and were thus afforded higher priority. When Creator/JohnNathanTurner took over as producer shortly after it was decided by the previous production team that there was no hope of getting "Shada" completed, he considered re-editing it as a Christmas special consisting of two double-length episodes, but this proved to be impossible with the available footage. Before the 1992 VHS release, Nathan-Turner also considered one in 1985 with then-incumbent Doctor Colin Baker Creator/ColinBaker providing the links, but nothing came of this.


* GenreKiller: More like episode format killer, but the fact that this is the last serial to have 6 episodes may have coincided with the failed production of this episode. All future serials after season 17 would either be 4, 2, or 3 episodes long.

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* GenreKiller: More like episode format killer, but the fact that this is the last serial to have 6 episodes may have coincided with the failed production of this episode. All future serials after season 17 would either be 4, 2, or 3 episodes long.

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* BuryYourArt: Creator/DouglasAdams attempted to do this with the serial. Adams disliked the story, refused to license it for novelization (it eventually got one in 2012, over a decade after his death), and nearly would've had the serial buried completely (barring some clips being recycled for [[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors "The Five Doctors"]]) had he not absentmindedly signed an agreement in 1992 that allowed the BBC to release a reconstruction of it.[[note]]A version of the ''Shada'' story was re-used by Adams in his novel ''Literature/DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'', recycling the main characters and aspects of the plot. The Tom Baker role was re-written as eccentric private detective Dirk Gently.[[/note]]


** According to [[http://www.endofthelane.co.uk/Shada-Blog-1.html Nothing At The End Of The Lane's commentary article]] on the production of the 2017 release, after the idea for a double-length two-parter fell through, Turner reconfigured his Christmas special idea and made plans to make "Shada" a standard four-parter for the 1981 holiday season (this being just after six-part serials were completely abolished), featuring newly-written material to compensate for the required cuts. However, it too was cancelled.

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** According to [[http://www.endofthelane.co.uk/Shada-Blog-1.html Nothing At The End Of The Lane's commentary article]] on the production of the 2017 release, after the idea for a double-length two-parter fell through, Turner Nathan-Turner reconfigured his Christmas special idea and made plans to make "Shada" a standard four-parter for the 1981 holiday season (this being just after six-part serials were completely abolished), featuring newly-written material to compensate for the required cuts. However, it too was cancelled.


** According to [[http://www.endofthelane.co.uk/Shada-Blog-1.html Nothing At The End Of The Lane's commentary article]] on the production of the 2017 release, after the idea for a double-length two-parter fell through, Turner reconfigured his Christmas special idea and made plans to make "Shada" a standard four-parter for the 1981 holiday season (this being just after six-part serials were completely abolished), featuring newly-written material to compensate for the required cuts. However, it too was cancelled.



** According to [[http://www.endofthelane.co.uk/Shada-Blog-1.html Nothing At The End Of The Lane's commentary article]] on the production of the 2017 release, there had been plans to turn "Shada" into a four-part adventure to air over the 1981 holiday season (this being just after six-part serials were completely abolished), featuring newly-written material to compensate for the required cuts, but it too was cancelled.


** According to [[http://www.endofthelane.co.uk/Shada-Blog-1.html Nothing At The End Of The Lane's commentary article]] on the production of the 2017 release, there had been plans to turn "Shada" into a four-part adventure to air over the 1981 holiday season, but it too was cancelled.

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** According to [[http://www.endofthelane.co.uk/Shada-Blog-1.html Nothing At The End Of The Lane's commentary article]] on the production of the 2017 release, there had been plans to turn "Shada" into a four-part adventure to air over the 1981 holiday season, season (this being just after six-part serials were completely abolished), featuring newly-written material to compensate for the required cuts, but it too was cancelled.

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* TroubledProduction: A minor case for the 2017 release - according to [[http://www.endofthelane.co.uk/Shada-Blog-4.html this crew commentary]], due to technical errors part of the Ship's dialogue during a conversation with the Doctor was lost, requiring director Charles Norton to reconstruct the Ship's side of the scene with alternate lines pulled from elsewhere in the story.


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** Additionally, due to K9's recycled audio, several conversations involving him required rewrites to give most of his dialogue to other characters.


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** According to [[http://www.endofthelane.co.uk/Shada-Blog-1.html Nothing At The End Of The Lane's commentary article]] on the production of the 2017 release, there had been plans to turn "Shada" into a four-part adventure to air over the 1981 holiday season, but it too was cancelled.


* PosthumousCredit: Denis Carey (Professor Chronotis) and David Brierley (K9) both died several years prior to the 2017 animated reconstruction. Both appear in the animated segments via recycled dialogue from other episodes (K9 only makes short responses to other characters, and Chronotis has a single line).

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* PosthumousCredit: Denis Carey (Professor Chronotis) and David Brierley (K9) both died several years prior to the 2017 animated reconstruction. Both appear in the animated segments via recycled dialogue from other episodes (K9 only makes short responses to other characters, and Chronotis has a single line).line taken from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E6TheKeeperOfTraken The Keeper of Traken]]", which Carey played the Keeper in; this was the only unfilmed scene Carey would have had dialogue in, and the rest of Chronotis' lines are given to the Doctor).


** Chronotis originally perished in episode two, but Creator/DouglasAdams had become fond of the character and decided to bring him back.

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** Chronotis originally perished in episode two, Episode Two, but Creator/DouglasAdams had become fond of the character and decided to bring him back.


* DoingItForTheArt: The 2017 version had the new dialogue for the animated sections recorded and the new model shots all made using original [=1970s=] equipment to ensure the newly filmed material looked and sounded as authentic as possible.


* TheOriginalDarrin: The Creator/BigFinish version replaces David Brierley with John Leeson as K9; Leeson was the original voice and had returned as K9 from 1980 onward.

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* TheOriginalDarrin: The Creator/BigFinish version replaces David Brierley with John Leeson Creator/JohnLeeson as K9; Leeson was the original voice and had returned as K9 from 1980 onward.


* UnfinishedEpisode: One of the most famous examples. After three close attempts to get the story to viewers (the narrated version, the webcast and the novelization), the BBC were, after 38 years, able to get Creator/TomBaker, Creator/LallaWard and all the surviving cast members to reprise their roles in animated sequences to fill in the unfinished scenes.

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* UnfinishedEpisode: One of the most famous examples. After industrial action killed the serial, leading to a premature end to Season 17, incoming producer Creator/JohnNathanTurner ordered the footage preserved with an eye toward remounting the story and broadcasting it as part of Season 18. This plan was vetoed by his superiors at the BBC, partly owing to the changes in tone to the programme made by Nathan-Turner himself, and cast changes at the end of Season 18 made a remount impossible after that point. Even so, Nathan-Turner stored the footage, and was eventually able to create the direct-to-video version with Baker's narration, an early instance of JNT leveraging archive material to make ''Doctor Who'' video merchandise.
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After three close attempts to get the story to viewers (the narrated version, the webcast and the novelization), the BBC were, after 38 years, able to get Creator/TomBaker, Creator/LallaWard and all the surviving cast members to reprise their roles in animated sequences to fill in the unfinished scenes.


* UnfinishedEpisode: One of the most famous examples. After three close attempts to get the story to viewers (the narrated version, the webcast and the novelization), the BBC were, after 38 years, able to get Tom Baker, Lalla Ward and all the surviving cast members to reprise their roles in animated sequences to fill in the unfinished scenes.

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* UnfinishedEpisode: One of the most famous examples. After three close attempts to get the story to viewers (the narrated version, the webcast and the novelization), the BBC were, after 38 years, able to get Tom Baker, Lalla Ward Creator/TomBaker, Creator/LallaWard and all the surviving cast members to reprise their roles in animated sequences to fill in the unfinished scenes.

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