Wherein Someone Does a Bit of a Mitzvah


Regard this.

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The other day an anonymous reader of this blog sent me an email. He said that he was a fan of my blog and a fan of Doctor Who, but was getting out of fandom in general. He had a large cache of things he didn’t need anymore, and said I was welcome to them for free. He included a list, which I shall reproduce in part, because that’s easier than typing out everything.

Missing episode soundtracks on CD:

Marco Polo
The Reign of Terror
The Crusade
Galaxy 4
The Myth Makers
The Daleks’ Master Plan (includes Mission to the Unknown)
The Massacre
The Celestial Toymaker
The Savages
The Smugglers
The Tenth Planet
The Power of the Daleks
The Highlanders
The Underwater Menace
The Moonbase
The Macra Terror
The Faceless Ones
The Evil of the Daleks
The Abominable Snowmen (part of Yeti Attack! box set)
The Ice Warriors
The Enemy of the World
The Web of Fear (part of Yeti Attack! box set)
Fury from the Deep
The Wheel in Space
The Invasion

Books:

Doctor Who: The Writer’s Tale by Russell T. Davies (1st edition HC)
Doctor Who: The Writer’s Tale by Russell T. Davies (expanded 2nd edition SC)
Doctor Who: The Inside Story by Gary Russell (HC)
Doctor Who: The Visual Dictionary (1st and 2nd editions from Dorling-Kindersley)
The Discontinuity Guide by Paul Cornell, Martin Day and Keith Topping (MonkeyBrain Books edition, SC)
Doctor Who: The Legend by Justin Richards (HC; 40th anniversary)
Doctor Who: A Celebration by Peter Haining (HC)
Doctor Who: The Key to Time by Peter Haining (HC)
Doctor Who: The Doctor Who File by Peter Haining (HC; Section by JN-T is autographed)
JN-T: The Life and Scandalous Times of John Nathan-Turner by Richard Marson (SC by Miwk Publishing)
Doctor Who: The Unfolding Text by John Tulloch and Manuel Alvarado (SC)
Damaged Goods by Russell T. Davies
Lungbarrow by Marc Platt

DVDs (region 2 mostly)

The Key to Time (Limited ed. box set)
The Complete Davros Collection (Includes all Big Finish Davros audio stories)
Kameleon Tales (UK edition includes a documentary missing on the US release due to a music licensing issue)
Doctor Who: The Movie (original UK release)
Doctor Who Collection (Long out of print US release of the Peter Cushing movies)

Well, my jaw about hit the floor, especially as some of these items are out of print and fetch a fair amount of cash on the secondary market. But did he want paying? He did not. He said a bit to cover two of the most expensive items (a pair of out of print books that fetch a total of…well, a lot on the secondary markets), would be nice, but not required.

Rob and I went to meet him today. In the box were all the above, plus a few other things, including coffee mugs and coasters, and a DVD of the UK version of Queer as Folk. It is a truly wonderful collection, and one that I shall cherish.

So thank you, anonymous donor, for this wonderful gift. I really appreciate it, and I assure you, these items will be loved and cared for.

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