Well, we've set some dates for our filming in the control room set! The set is nearing completion and we're planning for the filming sessions. Although we are intending to film at the beginning of May we are also intending to film over the bank holiday weekend 29th - 31st, so if you are known to us and want to be in a dalek and are local to Sussex then please email us! The days where we need 8 dalek operators are the 30th and 31st - if we get too many volunteers then we can work shifts - we just don't want to do a "Death to the Daleks" where not all our casings are occupied!
Congratulations tothe team planning the new series of Doctor Who in their choice of acclaimed Shakespearean actor Christopher Eccleston to play the ninth incarnation of the Doctor. The "edge" has now been returned to the series.
Anyone expecting to see the remote-control dalek at this years Brighton Modelworld will have a long wait I'm afraid. Due to Ian Watts not attending this year the dalek won't be able to terrorise people throughout the various halls at the Brighton Centre next week. If you go to Ian's Big Brother Robot Wars website (see our links page) you'll see where he's off to next. rumour has it the dalek will be in the Yeovil area this summer (filming permitting).
Just a quick word to say thanks to all at 10th Planet for their hospitality in hosting a great celebration for the Doctor Who 40th! Thanks also to Big Finish for making a great series of audios that has kept the flame alive since the tv series and movie. Excellent! Here's a shot of Paul McGann trying to avoid celebrating the 41st anniversary !!!
Ooh err! Seriously though, we thought it best to end our crazy 'guess our guests' competition as we had such a flood of entries. One of you half got it right, and so to put you out of your misery we can reveal that last weekend we had the pleasure to work with Peter Tuddenham and Hugh Lloyd! In the next few weeks we shall add content to the 'filming' section so you can see some shots from the weekend. At present we're just putting a few stills taken during the filming, and the setup day the day before.
The Millais Gallery's exhibition by Roy Brown is now in full swing and there's now a web page giving more details and some interesting photos (if you like daleks, that is!). Click here for details. Here's one photo from the page (used without permission, so please someone exterminate me if I am not entitled to do so!). Now, isn't that Chico at the end of the row on the left?????
- or so they say ! Well, hopefully that's the case. As you may know I'm a bit superstitious and so I don't want to report on things until they've happened, so I suppose I can say with confidence that a lot of the corridor sets have been completed. The unique design is hopefully a lights and mirrors job, so the construction methods should be reasonably confusing. The trick, as with all sets, is the lighting. We hope to get an atmospheric quality about these scenes, and we think it may be possible.
At present there's only half the intended content - at least we'll be able to add stuff as we go on to keep you all interested while we gamely try to get this blinkin' epic finished! For example there'll be a 'faq' section and more news items will be added retrospectively to reflect our history...
The weekend of the 15th-17th of February 2002 saw the radio-controlled dalek make an appearance at the acclaimed ModelWorld show at the Brighton Centre. Moving amongst the crowds it caused quite a stir over the three day event...