We were honoured to be part of the organising committee for Strange New Worlds 1 - a one-day convention in Worthing in 2010. I went very well with nearly two thousand people through the doors of St Pauls in Worthing. On this page we will try to give a flavour of the event.
We are proud to continue our association wih local Sussex schools. We have to credit Rowlie Darby of Patcham High with starting all this off we think. We knew him around the time we filmed the big dalek scenes in Hove for our later episodes. He appeared as one of the daleks in 2004 and in fact later went with a troup of youngsters - and James Precious - to see the first Portsmouth play "The Evil of the Daleks" in 2006.
We were asked to supply the TARDIS for a BBC show featuring Alan Titchmarsh. Great we thought, we'll pop it round. Actually it was at Goonhilly Radio Telescope installation in deepest south Cornwall - and so the Beeb collected it themselves!
It's all a bit distant now time-wise - however we think it was for a collectopr's show covering antiques and collectibles. We didn't go down ourselves but we asked for someone to take a few pics, and we include a few here. One day we'll trawl youtube and see if there is any trace of the programme!
And in one of our strangest enquiries, we were contacted with a request for a dalek to appear on stage in Brighton for a schools event. Actually one of our daleks later appeared on a Brighton stage at another event around this time, but we have no images from the event. It was a play and the dalek appeared in one scene. Like all our appearances the dalek was lent out for free - with one of our team in attendance.
Just been reoganising the website ready for the 'phone friendly version and have been looking arounf the Devious photo archive and have found some photos from our convention appearance in Newcastle in 2001. This was for the Dimensions In Tyne inaugural event. A great event. One where we took the remote control dalek and the TARDIS. Also where we were sounded out re using the Pertwee audio footage for Big Finish. One where we filmed a cemeo scene!
Just a bit of fun really - whilst working through the old content for the latest site revamp the various stage play trailers were hard to find, and so here is a youtube clip from after the first stage play Evil of the Daleks. You can see the stage set with people milling around having been allowed up to take photos after the performance
Just a quick note to reassure you we are still meeting regularly - the new team being a bit more of a MAD grouping perhaps than a SAD one. However the M in the MAD (Mark) assures us he is not a replacement for Stephen, just someone to help us along with the project at the moment. Stephen is immensely busy appearing on radio and television unlike the rest of us in that respect !
Not a very exciting news item really, but just to say we have been progressing well on the sound for episode one, with Mark wading through the endless countryside, plane and main road noises - and removing them. It's amazing to hear the difference. He is also ensuring we have a good background noise which covers any blips and clicks etc. This isn't something like a background noise of a planet as per Star Trek (classic) or the noise in Destiny of the Daleks, but a very subtle blanket of sound.
We had decided when we were setting up the Pertwee evening - which was arranged a month before due to the difficulty of getting us all together - to try to get Anthony in to do his ADR.
Well, we finally got together to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of "The Pertwee Day" as we still call it. Sadly Ian and Arthur couldn't make it on the night and they were missed, but then life gets in the way as always (that's why we've been at this Devious malarkey for so long).