And the plot thickens!
As I said here
, I had problems finding the certification for Objective Moon
, so I made enquiries of the BBFC about it.
I got the following, interesting, reply from the BBFC today:Looking through our records, it would appear a video work entitled DESTINATION MOON was submitted for classification by Virgin Video in 1987. This was a Tintin animation and had a running time of approx 43 minutes. However, the work was never formally classified. It would seem the distributor failed to complete the paperwork, and the video was subsequently withdrawn.
It would appear then, on the face of it, that this title was released unclassified. Thence its absence on our database.
So there we go - the word is that, had it been classified, the title would have been Destination Moon
, not Objective Moon
or Objective Moon Espionage
. However, the fact that the tape was then illegally released is possibly even more fascinating - what does that
do for our hero’s reputation? ;-)
The BBFC do go on to say that they see no reason to pursue the matter with Virgin Video, as they no longer trade.
They also say that the tape later did get a classification, but my suspicion is that as there is nothing on the database other than the Ellipse-Nelvana cartoon, that they are mistaking the two as being the same thing.
It does make for an interesting foot-note to the saga…
I have been collating the information gathered so far, and soon hope to be able to provide a better time-line of releases and labels than this site has had previously.