Good news is coming in from the BBC, where two missing episodes have been returned to the archives. It seems that film collector Terry Burnett purchased canisters containing Episode 3 of the William Hartnell adventure “Galaxy 4″ and Episode 2 of Patrick Troughton’s “The Underwater Menace” in the 1980s.
The two episodes in Burnett’s possession previously belonged to Australia’s ABC Channel. Parts of The Underwater Menace were censored, leaving the episode a bit incomplete. Details for commercial release of these episodes will be announced sometime in 2012.
For now, BBC has released two clips of the newly discovered episodes. Click here for a clip from Galaxy 4, Episode 3 and here for a clip from The Underwater Menace, Episode 2.
Unfortunately, over 100 other episodes remain missing. You can watch most of what is available on Netflix (you’ll need the streaming + DVD option if you want to see most of the “old” Doctor Who). Check out my guide to watching Doctor Who in order on Netflix.
via io9 and @ActionChick