Monthly Archives: March 2013

Bells of St John – Continuity Error!

when the Doctor comes out of the Tardis on his Anti-Gravity Bike, obv the doors are open, otherwise he wouldn`t be able to drive out would he…

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…as Clara gets on the back of the bike it`s one continuous shot, with no cutaways, right up until she gets her own crash helmet and the Doctor gives the fez away…

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but when they`re ready to drive off, the doors have magically closed themselves!

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[perhaps it was that bird in the corner of this last shot – she`s looking very pleased with herself, as well a Featured Extra might on £60+ a day…]

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Sapphire Returns!

okay, totally Non-Who post [apart from the fact that it concerns the lovely Loanna Jumbley, who was in Curse of Fatal Death]

saw this pic of Loanna Jumbley in the upcoming Jonathan Creek

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..looking like an older version of Sapphire from Sapphire and Steel… and immediately felt compelled to go and do this…

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see what I mean?

and as for her S&S co-star, well I reckon he would have made a good Fifth Doctor

Dr Who in “The Amateur”!

from the pages of TV Comic…

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BLOOPER! – The Curse of Peladon

Only spotted one blooper during the Fan Edit of this story, which I completed a couple of days ago…

you see that line above Pertwee`s head? That`s the studio lights catching the nylon thread attached to the door…

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The Sun Makers Slip Up!

There`s a nice little continuity error at the start of The Sun Makers that you`ve probably missed…

In this shot, the Doctor has closed the Tardis door…

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But in this shot, it`s open again…

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Doctor Who And The Recyclers #1

If you`re going to go to all the trouble and expense of making a specialist prop or costume, it makes economic sense to hang onto it and re-use it again in another show. Here are a few examples of how you can make your Classic Who budget stretch that little bit further…

Almost everyone know how the troopers` helmets from Earthshock were re-used in Trial of a Timelord…

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But here`s one you may not have spotted –

in The Sun Makers, look at the thing the Doctor is resting his chessboard on.
Does it look familiar?

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It should, `cos it looks like he nicked it from the Sandminer in The Robots of Death as a souvenir!

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But it`s not just props that can get recycled, it can be sets too, or at least parts of them. For instance, there`s this one door that turns up in three different Hartnell stories, one of them as part of the Tardis!

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BLOOPERS! – The Sun Makers

currently Fan Editing this story, my last Graham Williams one, and spotted the following bloopers…

First, here`s our old friend the console cable – on this occassion they haven`t even bothered to cover it up with white Gaffa Tape…

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Next, here`s a cameo appearance by that other old stalwart, the boom mic shadow…
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In part two, although you can`t see it terribly clearly in this screengrab, when the Doctor leaves Hade with the 1000 Talmars, look out for the boom mic shadow that crosses Hade`s desk…

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At the start of part three, look out for the mysterious vanishing cable that`s only in this one shot…

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Little Henry Woolf`s bald cap is pretty convincing throughout the show, until you see it from this angle…
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Back to the Tardis for these last two – first, there`s that console cable again…
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And finally, when they tilt the camera at the end, you can see the top of the set!
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