Well, couple of things - firstly just to say those of us from Devious who went to the World Premiere of 'Griffin' thoroughly enjoyed the evening. A great film and worthy of more showings - in a cinema near you!
Well, after the latest batch of filming we've been able to dispose of some sets - the archway door has seen it's last materialisation, and the last parts of the control room sets used last May will be junked very soon once they have been measured and photographed ready for the model versions to be built.
The headline says it all! Hugh Lloyd MBE ! We were delighted to hear that Hugh has received an MBE in the New Year Honours list and would like to offer our warmest congratulations. A worthy recipient -a great actor.
Being superstitious, Ashley has dated this news item for tomorrow!. And superstition played a part in the build up to this latest filming session - i.e. tempting fate - and so we didn't want to show too much of the sets and stuff before we had got footage in the can. We've managed to get within a hairsbreadth now of finishing all live action filming - there's a couple of minutes worth to do perhaps in February (or later this year when it's warmer as the final piece may well be shot outside!!)
Here's a few pics to show you a bit of what we filmed this last weekend...
No time to lose, no time to spare, it's all systems go on the set build ready for our filming...tomorrow! Yes, this weekend coming (this note written Friday 7th Jan) we hope to complete a marathon schedule. As soon as we have some pictures to add to the site they'll be here. Fingers crossed all goes well - we're nervous and feel terribly unprepared - but what's new - we're always like that... Let's hope we're not tempting fate by even mentioning all this to the web...eek...More soon (hopefully)...
Well before we go on we'd like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas - that's to everyone who's worked with us over the year as well as those who've supported us, and also those who've wandered by this humble website once in a while.
[pictures - Colin & Christopher Vincent prepare for their roles earlier this year]
Well, we thought we ought to have something on the site on the anniversary date! Our planned filming for Oct/Nov this year has been put back to just after Christmas (or thereabouts) - although this is nothing to do with Ashley needing to wait til all his Christmas fairy lights have all been used before they go back into the tardis console. Rather our location needs a few finishing touches - like a roof !!! More news as and when.
NEW SERIES DALEKS SPOILERS - the following text was originally hidden for viewers unless they specifically wanted to read it - but as the time has passed here it is in full...
For those of you who have heard that the new tv series daleks are to fly, and have seen the images in the newspapers (chiefly - or solely! - The Sun, 2nd Nov) showing a technician with a radio-control transmitter - don't think it's all new! 'Devious' features flying / hovering daleks (we only do it a couple of times) and we have had radio-control for our chief dalek.
Friend of Devious Gary Merchant has sent us this fine example of his work. He has been making alternative video/dvd covers for sci-fi stories for years and is a great fan of Dr Who (he can be seen on our welcome page greeting Tony at a convention).
Some time ago he did us a great cover for our piece, and has just sent us another one, drawn up without full knowledge of our story (not that we know it!!) and without hi-res bespoke artwork - i.e. compiled entirely from what he's een on the website over the years.