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I'm working on a film restoration, expensively. With a few people. We've been meaning to do this for awhile. (Well, a couple of film restorations but this one in particular.)

An earlier (dirtier) restoration of it leaked (which also contains footage from a much earlier version we did)

There was a comment somewhere, in a community which hates me for made-up reasons,

along the lines of:

"This is crazy and amazing, thank you to whichever one of you did this, you've done more for this film than Garret Gilchrist ever could"

This is pretty much how things go for me on the internet these days.
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Joss Hoskie writes:
There can be some grey area on cases, but I really feel like the lost media community needs to have a distinction between truly lost media (London After Midnight) and media that just isn't accessible to the public ("Snuffy's Parents Get a Divorce").

Garrett Gilchrist writes:
Unfortunately to them, Lost Media just means "something I saw on Youtube ten years ago when I was four, and am now having trouble Googling."

I can somewhat empathize with this, as much of my restoration work involves material that I saw when I was a kid in the 80s, which certainly still exists somewhere. But still, it's hard to get them to understand the difference or why they should care.

There are so many old films and TV shows which are genuinely considered LOST.
"Lost" does not mean "not currently on Youtube."
The discourse is pushed by teenagers who have very little interest in older media, and an outsized interest in the work of gaming Youtubers and the like.

They have a tendency to treat everything as a creepypasta, and are only interested in stuff they "sort of watched as a kid," which was probably about ten years ago or less. Everything is considered cursed and haunted, or some kind of scary story.

A 60s TV series like Adam Adamant Lives!, where all the episodes were wiped and about half are known to survive now, deserves more discussion than, say, a Youtube gaming channel who removed some guest star videos recently after that guest's allegations of sexual assault.

There's a Lost Media Discord. I posted a rare short film that a well known VHS archivist had found, which a poster on Facebook was able to identify thankfully.

They called the VHS archivist a "retard" and yelled angrily about watermarks for awhile and that was it.

They legitimately act like common, recent sitcoms, including ones that had DVD/VHS releases, are "lost" if they're not on Youtube right now. As if content claims aren't a thing!

They only seem to get interested in finding something if they've turned it into an urban legend, as a haunted piece of media - because someone watched it as an impressionable kid when the world was weird and scary to them.

It doesn't count to them that something very obviously still exists and is on the shelf in some archive, if it's difficult to source via a quick Google. And they're not interested in media older than 15 years or so, regardless.

And if you are a film/video restorationist uncovering rare material, they're either not interested, or they freak out that you haven't made something available yet, and start attacking.
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Generally speaking (and obviously with exceptions), films made before 1980 are not available on streaming services, and have passed out of cultural memory. Something should be done about that.
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"Why are people cruel on purpose?" is one of the big questions of our time.

I find that people who are being cruel on purpose often back down completely when called on it, but it's probably not worth the risk.

You just have to say, I have value as a person, and this was a test this person purposely failed, and they do not get to be any part of my life.

And it's their loss.
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Quantum Leap theme with lyrics:

[scientific sounding music]
[scientific sounding music]

Hi, I'm Scott Bakula and I'm traveling in time
But I've left my own body behind
So if you do see Scott Bakula please let me know
Cos I'd like my body back by the end of this show

...
It's mostly just nostalgia
We'll win the war this time, you'll see
I'm gonna get my rocks off
Even if I'm using Nixon's body
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No one sells like Gaston
N'er-do-wells like Gaston
Has unwanted, point-missing preQUELS like GASTON
No protagonist for his antagonating
What is the point?
Gaston!
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