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4/28/2004 02:25:00 am - Reported by Shaun Lyon

The Sci Fi Online site, picking up the ball with our news story from earlier in this week about the late-year release in North America of two "The Missing Years" DVD releases, has their own story (merely rumored until we hear otherwise) about the contents of the box set coming out in late 2004 from BBC Worldwide in the UK. The report suggests that there will be a single set (split in two for some reason in the US, as we reported here), which will include the existing standalone episodes from the first two Doctors' eras: episodes 1 and 3 of "The Crusade," episodes 2 and 4 of "The Moonbase," episodes 3 and 6 of "The Wheel in Space," episode 2 of "The Evil of the Daleks," episode 2 of "The Space Pirates," episode 3 of "The Underwater Menace," episode 1 of "The Web of Fear," episode 2 of "The Abominable Snowmen" and episodes 1, 2 and 3 of "The Tenth Planet", as well as three episodes of "The Daleks' Master Plan," episodes 5 and 10 and the recently-recovered episode 2. Says the article, "Missing from the release will be The Ice Warriors, Invasion and Reign of Terror, presumably as all three titles could justify a release in their own right despite them being incomplete. ... All the material will of course be fully restored and most likely linked by newly shot documentary footage explaining why episodes were junk in the first place. A large photo archive is available as is a large number of short clips from lost adventures, principally the Australian censor footage. Expect a lavish three disc production - just in time for the programme's return to our screens." Update: The site did not previously include episodes 1 & 3 of "The Faceless Ones," episode 4 of "The Celestial Toymaker" and episode 3 of "Enemy of the World" in the package, but now does. As always, treat this as just a rumor until you hear it confirmed by BBC Worldwide. (Thanks to sci-fi online, Rich Kirkpatrick, Jeff Roehner)