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Marco Polo marches again
Thursday 27th August, 2009Posted by on
I’ve been converting the Series 1 episodes of Doctor Who for iPod/iPhone and when I hit the fourth story, Marco Polo, I decided it just wasn’t good enough.
When DWM printed the telesnaps of this story a few years back I went to the Loose Cannon website to see if they’d be upgrading their rather-poor Marco Polo recon and they just downright said No. So I decided to make my own. Using the telesnaps, all the magazine articles I could find and every mention in the hardback books I scanned like a man possessed. Seven months later I had assembled it into a story I could be proud of. I’d even managed to get some motion into Episode 5, thanks to Octopussy.
The first time I did it, I figured it would be a placeholder. I knew at some stage I’d come back and do it better. And now the time has come, I have to do that.
I’ve got as far as episode 5, which is almost done, and decided to check again from the start and I’m glad I did. During the process somehow episode 1 got knocked out of sync, so I have to re-edit it.
So I’ve loaded episode 1 in and now it’s ready for tweaking. Hopefully it’ll go smoothly and I can return to finishing episode 5.
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