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Doctor Who Companions

Last week I went to a small Doctor Who event in Bedford (UK) – Bedford Who Charity Con -where Three Former Companions of The Doctor from the 1960s – Patrick Troughton’s Doctor, the 1970s – Jon Pertwee’s Doctor and the 1980’s – Sylvester McCoy’s Doctor, were appearing along side John Leeson the voice of K9  The tickets were a little pricey but it was a Charity Event for the Bedford Food Bank which is providing emergency food for 500 children and adults a month.

It was also the day that they announced the name of the actress to play the new companion to Peter Capaldi’s Doctor.  There was lost of laughter when  Sophie Aldred, Katy Manning and Deborah Watling discussed the merits of the different type of shoes they wore whilst a companion. (Doc Martins, Hobnail boots and high heels (platform).

Sophie Katy and Deborah taking questions from the audience

Sophie, Katy and Deborah taking questions from the audience

What also was interesting was on my journey to the convention a Dalek (with helper)  was trundling alongside a fairly main road and nobody was batting an eyelid as it used a zebra crossing.

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All in all it was a great day out.

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A Washed Out Bank Holiday

Its been raining most of this Bank Holiday, a few years ago this would have bothered me. Now it just allows me to ‘do’ other things. Catch up with my reading, sort through photographs, listen to the radio. The list is endless. At the moment the film Star Trek The Voyage Home is on the Sci Fi Channel (I don’t like the term syfy)  in the background – classic one liners.

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Looking through my recent pics I found this one.

No Tardis Needed

Along with the rest of the country I ‘Time Travelled’ when the clocks went back an hour from BST to GMT – As a child I was fascinated by this event and when I found out about the international dateline the fascination with ‘Time’ grew.  I read everything I could – fiction and non fiction (oh how I wish the internet was around then!)

TARDIS

TARDIS

I still like the idea of travelling in the Tardis- The places and the ‘times’ it could take you to. However what I would enjoy would be exploring all the rooms in it. Some big, some small and some positively never ending. The possibilities are endless. Continue reading

UFO or Not A UFO?

I like ‘odd’ photos, you know the ones. Where something appears in shot that you did not see at first.  Or in this case, I saw this……..whilst trying to capture a shot of the rainbow.

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Even though I immediately realised what the ‘UFO’ was, I still had just for a moment that ‘Gerry Anderson UFO sci fi show spaceship’ in mind…… and as I walked by the river I would not have been too surprised to have heard that eerie 60-70s sound that was so favoured to announce the arrival of a spaceship.

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Maybe I will let you in on the secret……..

Counting Down Until

The New Doctor appears on our screens.

I have tried not to view any spoilers, as it’s a bit like when you were a child and found out you were getting for Christmas. So I am counting down until the new episodes.

Friends and Foes

Friends and Foes

Meeting The Doctors……..

I was at Collectormania last weekend at the MK Dons Stadium (along with several thousand others) and as usual Doctor Who was well supported with former Doctors and Companions signing autographs and meeting people. What I like about this event is the way a lot of people ‘dress up’ You can walk along the concourse and pass two Planet of the Apes sweeping up, a Wookie or two, plenty incarnations of ‘The Doctor’ from babies in pushchairs to people who are old enough to have watched Doctor Who in 1963
I had the pleasure of meeting Paul McGann, Colin Baker and Louise Jamieson, in past years (when it was held in Central MK) I had the pleasure of meeting Sylvester McCoy

Planet of The Apes

Planet of The Apes

Wookie

Wookie

Classic Doctor Who is Back

On the Horror Channel at Easter. I am looking to get re-acquainted with the original cybermen, Ograns, The Wirren, The Thals, The Kaleds, The Green Death, The Sontaruns, to name but a few. And as for companions- Jo Grant, Sarah Jane Smith, Tegan, Nissa, Adric. Ace who loved her Nitro Nine and attacking Daleks with a baseball bat and called the Doctor ‘Professor’

Ouch!

Ouch!


Looking for Ringside Seats

Looking for Ringside Seats