Doctor Who missing episodes

I’m re-watching all the classic Doctor Who episodes now that the ‘Whoniverse’ has been added to BBC iPlayer. However, there are still 97 episodes that are offically classed as missing - and that is where my problem is. There is no way that I can watch these episodes at all, but if I simply skip over them then the progress and upcoming lists get all confused. At the moment it is possible to hide whole seasons, but as far as I’m aware I can’t hide individual episodes. Marking them as watched doesn’t feel right either to me. What is everyone else doing for these? Or should I be requesting a feature to hide episodes?

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Just click on that episode in up next and navigate to the next one you did see. If you have up next set up like u have, it’ll show the episode after that one you just watched the next time you check it. (Up next based on latest watched)

Yeah, I know I can do that and the Up Next works okay, but the completionist in me struggles with seeing seasons at anything less than 100% complete. And it still feels wrong to mark an episode as watched, when in fact I haven’t (in this case - can’t) watch it at all as it simply isn’t available anywhere.

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@moggoly I have instances similar to yours and what I have done to overcome this (rightly or wrongly) is created a list for those episodes titled “TV Shows - Missing Episodes Not Seen” with a description of “TV Show episodes not seen and cannot find so added to a list to keep track of missing episodes”
This way I can mark the show as watched (with a date of 01-01-1950 and timed at 00:00).
This gives me two ways to track this:
1 - History will show all these episodes last
2 - A complete list of all episodes not seen (easily downloadable if needed).
And this will allow you to update your “up next” to reflect what you have actually coming up.
Just a thought for you to consider.

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Thank you, this seems like it’s the best option for the moment so that I can still have seasons showing as 100% watched despite the missing episodes. I’d still like to have the ability to hide episodes, I might raise a feature request.

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I simply watched the animated reconstructions or telesnap reconstructions for the missing episodes and logged the corresponding episodes as watched. That’s the closest thing to watching the episodes we have right now.

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Look up the Loose Cannon telesnap reconstructions. Better than nothing, it’s what I did when I did my classic Who binge a few years ago.

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Wait until you get to non-season episodes in the revival series. Trakt keeps them sequestered in with 200 other “Speicals,” so it’s impossible to track them chronologically with the seasons they aired between. “Doctor Who” and “Futurama” are a train wreck on Trakt.

In case you don’t know, you can see the episodes listed in a chronological order. There is an alternate order for that: Doctor Who: Chronological - Trakt
Also, you can just click to see all episodes. That will show all episodes in a chronological order: Doctor Who: All Episodes - Trakt

Futurama also has alternate orders, for example: Futurama: Digital Order - Trakt
These orders help a lot when shows don’t air in the intended order or when there are a lot of specials in between.