Hi there peeps. Well, we're doing the Brighton ModelWorld again this year. A different display than last year when we had the full console room, TARDIS entrance, dalek emperor and many many daleks - we like to ring the changes! There is something new though. More on that later in a retrospective of the event. For those nearby the Brighton ModelWorld is at the Brighton Centre and runs from this Friday to Sunday - i.e. 21st to 23rd February 2014.
Well, it's only a few days now until the Day of the Doctor and we're all terribly excited. On the fan-celebration of the Fiftieth we are hoping that Mark's "The Never Was" is released soon after the anniversary date for you all to enjoy. More news on that as and when of course!
Well, as you may know, we've used the Emperor Dalek a number of times, notably for the stage play by "Our Friends in the West".
Now we also have a model version - to one-fifth scale which was built by Ashley from this parish back in 1989. It may well have been part of the trigger as to why we started filming Devious in the first place. We wanted to make some model daleks to go around it, and then we thought we could make a film too, and the rest just happened.
Courtesy of one Chris Kirk of this parish we have discovered some (new to us) photographs of the time we went filming in the quarry for our later episodes. We'll include a few pics for now on these pages but will mount them all in a gallery as soon as we are able. The colours are fantastic - very evocotive of the day.
About the same time as we heard about Mark Jones's "The Never Was" proposal we were given the chance to see the latest edit of "Blake's Legend" - the sister production to "Devious" in a way. We've shared actors and sets and crew so it was great after many years to see a final edit of the piece.
Last Thursday a contingent from "White Elephant" in Portsmouth came and borrowed some items of Devious sets and props for display at their establishment in Eastney. Formerly a market the place is now primarilya shop but with laudible aspirations. Every month they change their exhibits and try to promote local artists and talent. From August 9th for a month they have a sci-fi theme and are displaying a number of models and props from across the genre.