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I waited quite a while to get it. There were some delays due to quality issues but I picked it up this morning. The Big Chief recent incarnation of the iconic Doctor Who Tardis is a true quality product. 1000 are being made and who ever orders them will be very lucky and satisfied fans.

 

 

The model is 15kg in weight and made from polystone. It has a removable top where 3 x AA batteries are placed. 4 x led lights illumina ... Read more »
Category: Interests | Views: 1471 | Added by: James | Date: 18 March 2016 | Comments (0)

Last month I took delivery of a full size NSD Dalek after waiting after they made it at their workshop. The director, Ian Clarke, was very helpful on the telephone and gave me the options. I stuck by my intention of getting a slightly dirtied looking bronze version with voice and lights. When the delivery day came I was extremely excited by the prospect but after going to the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff, earlier in the year and witnessed the size of the base I was slightly concerned whether it would fit through our internal doors. I asked Ian and he said someone called Toby would be delivering it and would install it. I knew who Toby was from watching the new version of ‘Day of the Daleks’. That is a Jon Pertwee story from 1972 that reintroduced the Daleks after a long time off the screen. It also was a tremendous story regarding time travelling loops also known as the bootstrap paradox recently perfectly updated with an excellent s ... Read more »
Category: Interests | Views: 1559 | Added by: James | Date: 29 November 2015 | Comments (0)

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During a recent week off Julia and I had arranged to go to the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff. I had been looking forward to it for quite a while. We set off on Tuesday 22nd September and had arranged to spend the night at a hotel around an hour away from Cardiff. This was in order to go to Puzzlewood and Clearwell Caves where parts of Doctor Who had been filmed. First of all, I will not mention the name of the hotel, ... Read more »
Category: Interests | Views: 825 | Added by: James | Date: 06 November 2015 | Comments (0)

Dr Who really does land in the most interesting places! This Police box appeared for the Nidderdale Pateley Bridge 1940’s event. I only saw it a week ago and asked Julia if she could take my picture with it. It seems very well made and on the 1940’s Facebook page it states that the Police box was made by ‘David and Tim’ Unfortunately I noticed that someone has destroyed one of the windows. Its times like these that you do wish the Doctor was real so he could track the culprit down.

 
Category: Interests | Views: 1045 | Added by: James | Date: 31 August 2015 | Comments (0)



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Ben Wheatley is a British filmmaker that has a tradition of pushing boundaries. His previous direction credits include Down Terrace, Kill List and Sightseers. His fourth film is A Field in England, a true departure from the standards of cinema today. Ben does not shy away from violence. Kill List and Sightseers having some ultra violent themes. He also shows his commercial credential ... Read more »

Category: Interests | Views: 1210 | Added by: James | Date: 09 March 2015 | Comments (6)

Before I continue with this blog I want to make it clear that alcohol should be taken in moderation and responsibly. This is especially true for high percentage spirit where it may still be in your system the morning after.

 

 
One of the most famous depictions of absinthe dates from 1900
Category: Interests | Views: 2618 | Added by: James | Date: 17 January 2015 | Comments (2)

When Verity Lambert convinced the then Head of Drama Sydney Newman that the Daleks would help with the making of new series Dr Who, I don’t even think they knew how much it would catch the viewing public’s imagination. The 1960’s saw what would be referred to as Dalekmania. There are some great images below that show the impact and give us a glimpse of how great ideas light up people’s imagination.
 

Category: Interests | Views: 2288 | Added by: James | Date: 02 November 2014 | Comments (0)

I really enjoyed this story. A pair of Dr Who fans with a Dalek ring bearer. Not only did the couple have one of the most evil foes but they also came down the aisle to the series theme tune. It was the idea of renewing their vows after 30 years that made them create this great event. It was to raise money for the little buds fund for special care babies at Darent Valley hospital. They both work there, one as a midwife and the other in the maternity ward.

 

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Category: Interests | Views: 1278 | Added by: James | Date: 11 August 2014 | Comments (2)

I have never been a cycle racing fan. I previously tried to watch the Tour de France a few times and found it long and, at times, the racing situations did not make sense. I live in Yorkshire and it came here in 2 stages for the first time. My hometown of Harrogate hosted the stage 1 finish and the whole entourage of trucks and broadcasters came to bring the circus to a usually sleepy old spa town. I went to see it 2 days before the start and saw the amount of money it must cost to put on a show like that. Going with a friend who cycles he told me about some of the brands and I felt the excitement building. It surprised me that I was getting sucked into the spirit. The weather was good and we went to a local pub and soaked in a truly superb atmosphere. Harrogate’s central streets were closed off and it became clear this event was like no other. I watch Moto GP and have also worked as a volunteer ... Read more »

Category: Interests | Views: 1048 | Added by: James | Date: 09 July 2014 | Comments (0)

Yes this is another entry regarding what I believe is one of the greatest science fiction novels of all time, Frank Herbert’s Dune. I have finally seen the recent film about the 1974 attempt at making a surrealist version of the story. The art house director Alejandro Jodorowsky gathered a troop of ‘warriors’ around him to create what he classed as an LSD trip minus the actual drug. The documentary film describing the project is worth watching, as it truly was way ahead of its time.

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Category: Interests | Views: 2477 | Added by: James | Date: 05 June 2014 | Comments (0)

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