Doctor Who: Edge of Destruction

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Tagline:
Our traveling companions face an enemy within.....
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Original Release Date:
1963
Original Running Time:
46
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
40
Time Cut:
6
Subtitles Available?
Brief Synopsis:
With this being an episode dealing with the TARDIS as the enemy, I chose to use music more electronic sounding, so Forbidden Planet seemed like a nice addition. I also felt like there were some plot holes on why Susan went nuts earlier on in the episode.
Intention:
This was a WEAK episode, so I tried to eliminate some of the plot holes and make more interesting and eerie with the use of electronic music from Forbidden Planet.
Other Sources:
Forbidden Planet Soundtrack
Special Thanks:
BionicBob and LastSurvivor
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
Big change is that Susan doesn't go completely nuts until we understand that they are suspecting Barbara and Ian as tampering with the TARDIS.
Cuts and Additions:
Too many to remember, but lots trims here and there

User reviews

1 review
Overall rating
 
8.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0(1)
Visual Editing
 
10.0(1)
Audio Editing
 
10.0(1)
Narrative
 
7.0(1)
Enjoyment
 
8.0(1)
Overall rating
 
8.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0
It's nice to see someone giving some love to The Edge of Destruction. I have a soft spot for this messy, shoehorned story.

For the most part, I think the added incidental music was appropriate and supplements the stock music well, although there were spots where quieter dialogue becomes harder to understand in the mix, since the source audio isn't great to begin with.

The edits are well done, maintaining the pacing of the story while still managing to tighten it a bit. Video quality is probably as good as can be expected given it's a 720 upscale of 1960s television and I didn't notice any artifacts.

That said, I'm not in full agreement with the cuts made. I guess I'm a fan of unhinged, overdramatic Susan too much that I miss some continuity.

This one is still a slow burn, even after editing down.

I have a great appreciation for what MusicEd is attempting here, and I will be watching more of the series as they come out.

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Yes
Format Watched?
Digital
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