Like the 31st of August being the night of the Blue Moon, the 1st of September saw a fortuitous combination of events which made for the perfect day for Ashley, writing here today...
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Clearing round the back of one of the sheds at Ashley's emporium has led to an unexpected discovery. Apparently he forgot he had hidden the artifact seven years ago!
Hi everyone! Well, to help the new site along we've finally managed to locate our documentary footage from back in April 1995 when Jon Pertwee came down to Worthing to film with us on Devious. Unfortunately the documentary footage was shot on VHS - this being 1995 and we needed our other two cameras for the main filming!
In looking around the various files we've re-located Arthur's photos from our first filming day back in the 1990s. We started the Devious project by filming a scene at Devil's Dyke near Brighton. With 30 extras from local re-enactment group "SCUM" - Barry and Karl led our first day filming. A successful day and memorable for us - the day it all started.
... to any one who has arrived here for the first time - perhaps as a result of reading about us in a magazine?!?!? Yes - we've been featured again in a small piece in another sci-fi magazine it seems. It's SFX Magazine and we're very thankful for the publicity. Hopefully it shows how some Doctor Who fans out there in the wide world just can't get enough watching Doctor Who and try to make their own! Not a patch on the original of course, and just done for the fun of it. Well it keeps us off the streets!
Thanks to Jed who emailed us regarding the film Griffin - the world premiere of which is Sunday 23rd January 2005 at the Dome in Worthing West Sussex. He asked us whether we knew anything about it? Well, yes, Griffin is a Mark Jones film and features many people who have been connected with Devious over the years! Go to their site for more details - it's at www.griffinthemovie.com
Good luck to Mark and the team for the premiere - sorry we didn't get news on this site beforehand! Break a leg!
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.
Just a quick word to say thanks to all at 10th Planet for their hospitality in hosting a great celebration for the Doctor Who 40th! Thanks also to Big Finish for making a great series of audios that has kept the flame alive since the tv series and movie. Excellent! Here's a shot of Paul McGann trying to avoid celebrating the 41st anniversary !!!
Ooh err! Seriously though, we thought it best to end our crazy 'guess our guests' competition as we had such a flood of entries. One of you half got it right, and so to put you out of your misery we can reveal that last weekend we had the pleasure to work with Peter Tuddenham and Hugh Lloyd! In the next few weeks we shall add content to the 'filming' section so you can see some shots from the weekend. At present we're just putting a few stills taken during the filming, and the setup day the day before.
Blimey it's tiring! We've been running the stand for 2 days now with just tomorrow to go.
Come along we'd love to see you! We've got eight daleks at the stand plus models, school project makes and some special guests popping along on occasions!
We'll have loads of photos from the show on this site later in the week for those of you who couldn't make it!