Tag Archives: sci fi

Guesss Who is Coming to Bedford

Just a few photos from last years event

Daleks

 

Costumes

Sketches

Weeping Angels in Disguise

Never mind the Zygons

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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.

Sunday Walks

And the things you see……..

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A Scarecrow, A Weeping Angel, An Auton.

As well as ……

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A Coot.

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.

It’s a funny Old World

Driving home today, the DJ was talking to a guy about the International Space Station and how it would be visible in the night sky around my area.  I remembered reading a book many years ago by Arthur C Clarke which was set in the future about a boy lost at sea looking up at one of the space stations circling the planet and hoping for rescue. At the time of reading it  I don’t think Skylab was even thought of.

What was science fiction has often become fact, all be it in a different time scale, though time is relative etc. etc.

So If I see a Blue Box I just pop inside and take a look!

TARDIS

 

 

Asking The Question

People (me included) often do not ask the right question.
Take Dr Who for example (The Classic and nu who) – Why does the Tardis now go where The Doctor wants it to go (all the time) I would love an episode where right in the middle The Doctor and companion(s) would jump a story so he (they) are fighting (escaping) two enemies at once.

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Or back to real life and the Hero of every story who encounters Two Guardians by a Fork in the road, one leads to the Treasure the other to Danger. The catch (there is always a catch) One Guardian speaks only Truth, The other only Lies. Oh and the Hero can only ask 2 Questions

So What Are The Questions?

Asking The Question

Asking The Question

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……..