Check the Gate

maltrab

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#1
When they were filming and before they moved to a digital camera I often heard them say check the gate, not sure what this meant so I asked Pat O'Shea and it meant to check there was no debris at the rear of the lense, a clear example of this being visible is the episode The Woolen Mills of your mind, from the start until around 45 seconds, if you watch the top left corner what looks like fluff or similar very clear
 

Adrian Morris

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#4
When they were filming and before they moved to a digital camera I often heard them say check the gate, not sure what this meant so I asked Pat O'Shea and it meant to check there was no debris at the rear of the lense, a clear example of this being visible is the episode The Woolen Mills of your mind, from the start until around 45 seconds, if you watch the top left corner what looks like fluff or similar very clear
Could have been bits of wool. Hence the title of the episode.
 
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