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Lost Douglas Adams ‘Doctor Who’ Episode Finally Released!

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams wrote the finale to the 17th season of Doctor Who titled ‘Shada.’ It’s been lost to history…until now!


The episode, set in Cambridge, was almost finished shooting when there was a massive staffer strike. Unfortunately, filming was scrapped. BBC News has announced that the episode will now see the light of day, even featuring then-current Doctor Tom Baker!


It’ll be animated. Check out a teaser trailer here!



Since footage of the episode does exist, it seems like parts will be live action, but the rest will be filled in with animated clips. Adams’s story has the Fourth Doctor (Baker) going to Cambridge where he works with a retired Time Lord to battle a malevolent alien.


Baker’s companion at the time was Romana, played by Lalla Ward, who will be returning as well. Fans can download the episode November 24th or purchase it on DVD and Blu-ray December 4th.


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