Monthly Archives: May 2012

Rude Who #4

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Rude Who #3

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Rude Who #2

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Jon Pertwee – Whodunnit?

Shortly after he stopped being Dr Who, Jon Pertwee took over as host of Whodunnit, a show that you will certainly remember if you`re of a certain age like myself.

I had no idea this was out on DVD until I came across it on Amazon just now…

I only used to watch this cos Jon was hosting it. As for solving the murders mysteries themselves, apparently Patrick Mower got it right every time…

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BLOOPERS! – The Invisible Enemy

Dr Who and the Cosmic Prawn is famous for three things – a rubbish monster, introducing us to a certain metal mutt and one of the best Target book covers ever. Tomorrow you can check out the new Fan Edit over at Whoflix or watch the TX version tonight and see if you can spot these bloopers…

First, here`s a boom shadow over the scanner screen…

Next, you can see one of the studio lights reflected in his hemlet[!]…

Now who the hell is this? It can only really be Lowe but he never mentions having seen the Tardis arrive…

Studio light in shot #1…

The shadow you can see here is from a camera that`s too close to the actors…

Studio lights in shot #2…

Oh look, Safran`s split his trousers…

Here, you can see the edge of the set and someone who`s clearly not Bi-Al staff…

The reflection you can see here is the cameraman taking this shot…

Who`s casting this shadow outside in the corridor? It can`t be Lowe & crew… maybe it`s that bloke in all the denim from earlier on… Tony Harding perhaps?

This is the famous – or infamous – pre-cut wall blooper. But if you look at earlier scenes around the shuttle crash, they clearly take place in this corridor so maybe it was the crash that cracked it and it`s not a blooper after all…

This is why you should never move the camera during an inlay shot…

Looks like Tony Harding is lifting K9 up just out of shot…

Crew member reflected in that cirular thing on her head…

I don`t know about you, but I can tell that`s a human arm in there…

Here you can see the back of the corridor set at the top of the booth…

Look and you can see the studio lights reflected in Leela`s balls…

That`s John Scott Martin in there, that is…

So how exactly do their helmets work in the vacuum of space if there`s a dirty great gap between them and their spacesuit?

Studio lights in shot #3…

And finally, here`s our old friend the Tardis console cable!

BLOOPERS! – Warriors of the Deep

Not only do the Silurians use the same tech as the Cybermen, you can see that their body armour is held together with clips!

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And those costumes aren’t exactly easy to see out of in a darkened studio…

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… but even so, you can still see that someone hasn`t tucked themselves in, the first of many…

Next, this isn`t the console cable, it`s the cable of the camera taking the shot of the scanner in this scene…

THIS is the console cable – looks like they`re still using the same white Gaffer Tape as they did on Pyramids

Next, here`s our first boom mic in shot…

And if you`ve ever wondered how that console cable gets connected up…

Now here’s one for you that I missed completely until recently. Not that you need an excuse, but if you keep an eye on Janet Fielding’s legs in the run up to the infamous wobbly set moment, you’ll notice that her tights change colour!

This is the wobbly set moment everybody knows about, but look to the left and you can see the top of the set. You can see it a couple more times in this scene too!

Boom Mic In Shot #2…

It`s not only Silurians who have trouble tucking themselves in it seems…

…and did you spot the other blooper in that shot? Well, just in case you didn`t, here`s a better look at the wonderful things you can do with Black Gaffer Tape!

so that`s white tape for console cables, black for Sea Devil kilts and Silver for the front and rear panels on their tunics…

Next, studio lights reflected the monitors on the set – also works for shiny Sea Devil helmets too!

anyone know that Mike Oldfield song Boom Mic Shadow On The Wall?

I feel sorry for those poor sods stuck inside the Myrka – here`s how you can tell they`re in there…

Whoa, check those flares! Silurians didn`t even have those back in the Seventies! And I really like the matching brown shoes, nice!

That boom mic shadow`s still there…

…and keep an eye on Maddox when he`s being brainwashed, there`s another one which doesn`t screengerab too well but trust me, it`s there all right!

Seems it`s not just the back of the neck that`s causing problems with these costumes – and this isn`t the only Sea Devil with a neck problem [I resisted the temptation to mention turtle necks – oh, until just now when I did. Bugger!]

FFS! Talk about a warbrobe malfunction!

well, that`s three reasons for not having brightly-lit sets with no shadows!

Seriously, was there no-one from wardrobe on set when this story was filmed? And this isn`t him splitting his trousers btw, this is a white tie cord – the same bright idea someone would use on the Vervoids later…

Boom Mic In Shot #3…

Everybody knows this is wet green paint from the Myrka costume being worked on right up until filming the bloody thing…

… but what you might not have spotted is another cameo appearance from the two poor buggers inside it!

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And here`s it`s shadow…

Wardrobe are never around when you need them…

… I mean, are you seriously trying to tell me absolutely nobody spotted this on a monitor?  I know they were pushed for time in studio but how long would it have taken to tuck him in?

I don`t know what I like more about this shot – the fact that we`ve got Boom Mic In Shot #6 or the fact that on Seabase they use bubblewrap instead of a duvet! WTF?

Boom Mic In Shot #7!

Looks like Pixar, sorry Icthar, hasn`t noticed his vortex manipulator thingy needs a bit more double sided sticky tape to hold it on… Wardrobe!

Wardrobe- You`re Fired!

even the shadows don`t help…

there`s that white cord again….

… did they never think of dying it?

And Finally…

it looks like the Hand Of Sutekh has fallen through a Time Corridor!

and that was Warriors On The Cheap – with Wardrobe Malfunctions by Judy Pepperdine