In a long line of excuses for the lack of progress in the modelwork department, Ashley has now said that his recent construction of a bookcase and matching radiator cover for a room in his palatial abode is the main reason why the dalek models are late in delivery! Not believing him we asked for proof, and here is the offending bookcase - built from scratch at a cost of around three hundred quid. Blimey - seems a lot but then a piece of furniture to buy at that size would be three times that, and the fact that he has built it himself seems to be something he is proud of.
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...would be good to have of course, and with luck we'll be able to supply you with some soon... (suppose it depends on what you find exciting). Until then we'll have a few (new?) gratuitous shots of daleks to keep you all happy!
Meanwhile Ashley's been rummaging around our huge archive to bring you some new(ish) images (some hitherto unpublished) to celebrate the fact that it is just one month to go before the War Games is released with some 12 minutes of Devious footage on DVD...!
(update - 11 June) Stephen from the team will apparently be speaking on air on BBC Radio Sussex about the War Games Devious piece in a short item on the release day the 6th July with any lick. Stephen's colleagues at the radio station news desk have got wind of the DVD release and Stephen's involvement so hopefully there'll be a short item sometime before 10AM we think. More news as and when! (Doubtless it won't happen now we've mentioned it!). Maybe there's a link so that BBC Radio Sussex can be heard online...?
(update - 18 June) Well, the bubble is about to burst! After all the years of Devious being something people knew about but never actually saw anything of - the 6th of July will see a segment released for the general DW fandom to finally see. And for the DWM to post a paragraph or so in their customary review of new DVD releases in their next isse, due out next week (25th). Maybe we are nervous. So what if the DWM reviewer doesn't like it? It's just an opinion of course as the piece of Devious will be on a "proper" DVD alongside professional pieces of work.
Well, it's by no means definite, and we're nervous about saying too much, but... we may appear on a local news magaziine programme for the BBC South East area on the 7th of July - the day after the War Games release. The programme isusually on at 6.30pm after the main news.
This will be the day after the actual DVD release. Now Stephen from the team works for BBC Sussex radio and features in their breakfast show from 6 to 10am and so we'd be very surprised if Devious didn't get some kind of mention on the Monday - so listen out just in case!
Well, the webmaster for this site is on holiday this week so updates may be a little sparse. HOWEVER he has had the sense - or stupidity - to get his copy of War Games delivered to his holiday home and so has watched the special devious scene last night (play.com delivered early!!). And he's discovered wi-fi here, so at least the site will have a couple of updates during the week! Actually it has just been pointed out to him that it was not "he" who found out about about the wi-fi, so thanks are due to another vital member of the team!
UPDATE - see it here on the BBC site.. link - will only work for 24 hours and prob only UK
TWENTY YEARS!!???!! (as per TV clip intro!!!) never!!! - we started in around 1992/3 - still that's a long time!