Well, we're still on at the forthcoming Dimensions On Tyne Doctor Who Convention in Newcastle this November 2001. We're in good company, as there are loads of celebrity guests, including two Doctor Who's and rather a lot of companions. Let's hope we can give you a show in the time we have allotted! We've decided to split the video presentation into four segments, with a few words betwen the clips. We're promised a question and answer session and/or interview after our final segment, so get your questions ready.
news and news archive from the production
We were lucky enough to have been "called-up" by the BBC for their Comic Relief Doctor Who sketch.
Initially we were to provide the tardis set (the console and walls) although three of our daleks soon muscled in on the act, and before long had found their way onto the BBC juggernaught bound for Pinewood Studios.
Stephen and Ashley went up on day one for the build, whilst they were joined during the shoot by David, and on one day by Chris. On of Chris' prize possessions is his photo taken with Hugh Grant, whilst each of us have very good memories of our time there.
If you recall years ago we lent a couple of our daleks to a local school in Brighton as part of a project to help with childrens literacy. They were placed in the library at Patcham School and were very successful in increasing awareness of science fiction reading - so much so that they even made the inside cover of the school brochure the following year as well as appearing on BBC South's South Today magazine show as part of a week long series of Dr Who - themed items. The teacher responsible - Mr Rowlie Darby was interviewed by Sylvester McCoy for that feature.
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Well, Ashley is determined to get the modelwork completed so we can get all the shots finished for Devious. Here's a couple of recent shots showing the intricate nature of some of the work...
We've just heard from the author of the piece who tells us...
"I just wanted to let you know that the magazine article on Doctor Who fan videos is currently scheduled to appear in issue 48 of Sci Fi Now Magazine. It should be out in a few weeks (toward the end of this month)."
Thanks Charles for this - we hope you won't mind being quoted on the website!!
Also we are able to report on the current state of the edit in advance of this Friday's ADR session ...
Yep - we've bought our copy and already the glass case is being built to house it in! A superb article featuring many of the fan film versions of Doctor Who that have caught the attention of the media. We are very pleased and proud to have been featured and hope you like the piece.
Thanks to Charles Norton for his portrayal!
Well, we've got our copy of the magazine and we love it - but then we're biased ! Anyway, buy your own and make your own mind up!!! It's great to be featured - to fly the flag for the countless number of enthusiasts of amateur film-making the world over. Devious is an "homage" as we've always said.
Well, we're into the last minute preparations now and it all seems to be coming together! We have a main exhibit plus a number of daleks to show you.
We have some small daleks and some new very creative daleks for you to see!
It's going to be a mad Thursday for us as we get everything into the hall and assembled.
We hope you will enjoy it - come along and say hello and let us know if you follow us on the website!
For those of you who want to buy things, our friends at Type 40 Toys have their own stand not far from our exhibition area...