For the past couple weeks, the internet has been ablaze with rumors that 90 of the 106 deleted episodes of Doctor Who had been recovered. Sadly, Philip Morris, the man who was rumored to have found the episodes, has denied it outright.
And superfan Ian Levine, who breathed new life into the rumor by announcing that he had "been given proof" that it was true, has also backtracked. It turned out Levine's "proof" was Morris' shipping manifest from 2011 from Africa, labeled as being three tons of film — which didn't contain any details about just what was on that film.
Meanwhile, Bleeding Cool has kept fleshing out the rumor, while also clarifying that they can't prove it's true. The latest wrinkle: negotiations supposedly broke down with the man who has the films after Doctor Who producer Caroline Skinner, who had been chief negotiator, left the program. But the BBC still allegedly got back three stories, "Marco Polo," "Enemy of the World" and "Web of Fear," and we'll supposedly see a trailer for "Enemy of the World" on the "Terror of the Zygons" DVD set.
This is probably the last time I'll write about this rumor, unless I actually see some footage from the missing episodes, on the "Zygons" DVD or otherwise...