Archive for October, 2010

Day of the Daleks DVD Special trailer

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Well, it’s certainly ambitious…

Great music, voices sound cool. An ABBA lyric? Ending with the Pert firing a gun? Hmm…

Fast Return – September 2010

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

What, already? Where is this year GOING to?

Here’s the September-October skinny from the scene that dares not generate much news…


A-ha o-ho! TWO series next year – not a series of specials, or a gap year (although that’s some gap in there), but two bijou series in sized positively RETRO in design, albeit with the Noosurries narrative impetus of an overarching story. Maybe. Or a cliff-hanger betwixt them. Possibly. Hmm. Actually, we like this idea, and even if there’s no World Cup, Olympics or Eurovision (does anyone watch this post-Wogan anyway?) dividing things up or scaring the ratings, it seems like a fair enough experiment. Who is strong  and flexible – bring it on!


Not such good news for the new Dalek Paradigm (insert Teletubbies/i-Daleks/Mini Cooper/Lardeks substitute here, if you insist). A telling Moff interview in The Brilliant Book of Doctor Who Bumpers or whatever it’s called seems now to be relegating 2010’s bonded polychromatic enfants terrible to figurehead status and presumably opting for a quick paint-job of their predecessors, Rusty’s dumpy bots. It might be that cursed credit queeze putting word in the Grand One’s mouth, but any way you read it, this seems like a fair compromise. So we could be looking at genuinely red near-Classic looking Daleks for 2011. Cool! A-ha o-ho, but how will they be able to see one another, we ask?

Crooked Dice Game’s miniatures division have released shots of their new ‘green’, a template figure for their cult telefantasy line.

CasualMayKillanUnpainted she’s a beauty, and an enterprising modeller could no doubt turn her into a model citizen, video shop owner, kissogrammer, or even Time Lady. Where to begin?

So what’s it all about then, this ‘new Dimension’ Classic DVD release hyped in this trailer? We ought to know by tonight. It looks Daleky (or Greek – maybe it’s Mythmakers? Nah). 3-D? Animation? Surely not – too expensive. A Special Edition for sure… is that a spaceship exterior the teaser’s crawling over? Resurrection, maybe?

Oh, this is Christmas! A trailer for this year’s Yuletide Special. But it isn’t, of course. It’s a well-made fake. How well-made? Head on over to the delightfully-named Dirty Whoers blog to see the simple genius behind it all. (Thanks to Dave for the link!)

And finally…

Our Al Hughes is nothing of the sort (simple, we mean), but has provided a rather genius Who-related illustration in his time. Here, in case you missed it in the Fairfax TV Week supplement, is his Cardiff section of the big TV land location map, where Torchwood’s sandpit nestled wickedly among such spooky neighbours as Bon Temps, Summer Bay and, er, Shortland Street.


We particularly like the pterodactyl, Al. K-k-klak!