Well, we won't really know until we see some footage back or some rough edits, but so far as I sit here at home after a day's filming allI can see it seemed to go well. We got a lot in the can and we're ready to go for the next two days - whatever the weather may hold for the Bank Holiday Weekend we won't have a clue what it soes - we'll be inside in our Sussex filmset trying to get it all in the can! Until I get some pics back here's a few from our previous session on the 8th and 9th of May.
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Well, we did it! Over 5 hours to get the set together and then a weekend with 9 daleks. Hard work but worth it! More news later when I've time (Ashley) - but here's a couple of shots to give you an idea of the footage...
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).
Congratulations to the Restoration Team who've just had an old believed-missing episode returned. There'll be dancing in the streets tonight I'm sure of that!
- 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.
Today sees the launch of the new Devious website - it will be linked to www.doctorwho-devious.com in due course...
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...
Radio control work has been achieved by Ian Watts from the successful Robot Wars Team "Big Brother", (with some help from Ashley from Devious Team!) - this weekend it has been using a new motor controller wigh a better turn of speed and better control!
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?????