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DWW Readers Sound Off on Remaking Missing Doctor Who Classics
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Following the immensely positive reaction to BBC Four’s remaking of the lost 1957 Hancock’s Half Hour episode The New Neighbour, which stars Kevin McNally as the Lad Himself, we asked our followers whether they’d ever consider accepting similar remakes of the missing episodes from Doctor Who‘s history.

The reaction was generally positive from fans, with many saying the approach is something they’d be keen to see.

Many readers were keen to see David Bradley, star of 2013’s An Adventure in Space and Time, return to the fold as the First Doctor in particular.

Other’s however weren’t so positive, preferring animation or extra money for the Ongoing Series.

For our own take, we’d love to see remakes of the lost classics but would hope they would remain faithful to the original episodes in terms of both script and set design, should they ever happen. The recent success of the Star Trek franchise, where iconic characters such as William Shatner’s Captain Kirk and Leonard Nimoy’s Mr Spock have been recast has shown appetite is there, but for us they maybe shy too far away from the original source material, the BBC’s recent Lost Sitcoms being far closer to what we’d like to see.

But if it came to having a choice between animation or remakes, it’d be a much more difficult choice to make… why not let us know your thoughts on social media or via the comments?

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Michael East is the founder of Doctor Who Worldwide. Best selling author, great statesmen, Ambassador to the Netherlands… Michael is none of these things. He was however named TIME Person of the Year in 2006 and 2011, is an award winning web designer and a comedy Marxist. He enjoys beards, retrogaming and classic TV. He is not a hipster.