This article is duplicated in the Masterplan section by the way. Anyway, just been looking through images to perk up the website and decided to see what was knocking around for October 2007. A lot it seems. Plenty of construction and dress rehearsal images from this excellent production. And so they are presented here...
news and news archive from the production
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).
Thanks to everyone who came and saw our exhibit at the Brighton Modelworld 2015. Great stuff. We had a great time and enjoyed people's reactions to the sets and props. Rather than the sets and props languishing in store we want people to experience walking around the console that was used in Curse of Fatal Death and see some daleks that have had some mileage over the years. They're only fan-made (to see the real ones you should go to Cardiff!) but they have been around a bit, as it were!
In a few weeks there will be a select gathering at one of our houses to commemorate 20years since we filmed "that scene" with Jon Pertwee. Something at the time that seemed amazing to us, something we hadn't ever dreamt could happen. Still, it did, due to a chain of interconnecting events we hadn't expected when we started Devious all those years ago.
So, we will reassemble at Stephen's new house and raise a glass to the memory of a great day.
And who knows, we may upload something to the interweb after our evening!
Last minute stuff now in progress for the annual display of Devious props and sets etc. This year the display is slightly different with a notable addition. Hope to see some of you there. The Brighton Modelworld show is on from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd 10am until 5ish at the Brighton centre on the seafront. Great venue, great fun.
And to celebrate we've started a new section on the site called DALEKWORLD. Also please note we have had to combine the stage plays into one menu item for now until the new web design comes on stream. "Bear with".
Yes, you read that correctly. We've finally released something! Well, strictly its the slightly different team at The Never Was rather than Devious per se. Not that there's a lot of difference in the teams!!! Anyway, get yourselves over to theneverwas.org to catch the new video, and maybe you'll spot some Devious connections...
... starts NOW. Yep, finally! Here's what we said today on the Never Was site for the start of the countdown...