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Started by thewhovian228, Feb 26, 2020, 08:50 am

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thewhovian228

Feb 26, 2020, 08:50 am Last Edit: Feb 26, 2020, 08:51 am by thewhovian228
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I thought we could do with a dedicated thread for Jelly Babies and other snacks The Doctor has used repeatedly. Like Jammy dodgers, custard creams and all sorts, and where to get them.

warmcanofcoke

I once purchased 3-4 bags of Bassets from Tom Baker's website- too sweet for me. He doesn't appear to be selling them at the moment.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=jelly+babies&ref=nb_sb_noss_1
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However I see there are additional brands I have yet to try.
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

redfern

My recent discovery that resulted in my further derailing a thread about TerraSolo cosplaying Tennant at a Ren Fair.

https://www.publix.com/pd/taveners-proper-sweets-jelly-babies/RIO-PCI-164066

Yep, I can actually visit the Publix in my "sleepy southern Georgia town" and purchase genuine jelly babies straight from the shelf!

They tasted good enough that I chowed down the 2 bags I bought on Thursday before Saturday had ended.  *BURP*

Sincerely,

Bill

russellsuthern

I have the exact same problem.
I buy a bag of jelly babies for cosplay, then always end up scoffing the lot!!

Russ

thewhovian228

Something I've been thinking about for a while is: How does the Custard cream dispenser work?

Volpone

But now what will we talk about in the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire TARDIS thread? 
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-The Doctor.

Angelus Lupus

Quote from: thewhovian228 on Feb 26, 2020, 09:42 pm
Something I've been thinking about for a while is: How does the Custard cream dispenser work?

Compact, single-purpose matter fabrication. - A technobable term I've just invented.
I'm fairly sure we've been told the Tardis can make things (like a new Sonic for 11) so it'd be like a mini Replicator (Star Trek, not Stargate) just for one biscuit at a time.
A mixed-up non-conformist, trying to fit in.

thewhovian228

I more meant the actual mechanism within the prop

redfern

Could be something as simple as a stagehand gently nudging the snack down the inclined shoot when the director shouts "Action!"

Sincerely,

Bill

timewomble

The whole chute pivots. The foot pedal simply pulls the end of the chute downwards, and then the little car containing the custard cream rolls down to the end.

redfern

I have this absurd notion that the Doctor continually visits a quaint lil' sweet shoppe (maybe resembling the one in "Willy Wonka", the "Gene Wilder" version, of course) to purchase the gelatin morsels by weight as stores did decades ago.  Maybe it's sometime after WWII, the late 40s.  The shopkeeper has built a rapport with the Doctor, eventually piecing together the "oddities", even coming to realize different people visiting the shoppe are the same person, kinda' like the Brigadier in that regard.  Maybe the Doctor has requested the shopkeeper to avoid discussing other visits as it's quite possible the Doctor occasionally arrives "out of sequence" and to avoid paradoxes, just don't discuss what could be spoilers.

Couldn't the Doctor simply have the TARDIS crank out the jelly babies as with the custard creams?  Yeah, certainly, but I see the Doctor believing there is a difference in taste and prefers the 'imperfections" of traditionally manufactured sweets.  Yes, something as magically advanced as the TARDIS could no doubt create similar randomness, but of course the Doctor would "claim" to taste a difference.

For the sake of argument, let's assume it was Troughton's doctor who "discovered" the joy of jelly babies.  I can picture the Doctor wandering into the shoppe, pondering what to get.  The shopkeeper suggests he might try some jelly babies and "the Trout" is hooked.  The twist, the 2nd Doctor has arrived much later, long after the Doctor and the "candy man" have become friends.  The shopkeeper knows it's the Doctor and offers the sweets knowing it starts/maintains a predestination causality loop.  From the store owner's perspective, meeting the Doctor for the first time, the latter knew exactly what he wanted and recommends the shopkeeper keep them stocked.

Just some idle speculation during "lockdown".  Feel free to blow "raspberries" at the notion.

Sincerely,

Bill

kutan66

The shop in the Iron Legion?!

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redfern

Quote from: kutan66 on Jul 23, 2020, 07:04 pmThe shop in the Iron Legion?!

Haven't read that comic (fantastic art, BTW), but, yeah, that could work!

Sincerely,

Bill

redfern

A question for you, Russell, our resident 4th Doctor expert.

When Tom offered his famous sweets, were the jelly babies usually stored in a proper "sack", or were they held within a sheet of "flat" paper, folded and wadded into an impromptu "bag"?  Or did the prop department (or would that have fallen under "craft services"?) hand Tom whatever was available, sometimes a crumpled bag, other times folded/wadded "flat" paper?

Why such a seemingly frivolous question?  Well, I recently digitally modeled a more accurate looking jelly baby (loosely based upon the "Taveners" brand I can actually buy "off the shelf" here in southern Georgia) and I want to try modeling the style of protective wrapping tom usually had in his pocket.  I want to offer the meshes to the 3D community so they can use them in their digital renderings if they wish (for free, of course)

I reasoned if anybody has paid attention to a detail like that, it would be our dear Russell.  Of course, if anybody else has some observations on the matter, feel free to divulge!

Sincerely,

Bill

Rassilons Rod

I'm sure Russell will have a good answer too, but I would imagine that they just sent someone out to the shops to buy some.

In those days (and at least until the early 80's when I was still a child), you could go into shops here in the UK that had many shelves filled with jars and they would sell you what you wanted, in the amounts you wanted and they came in little paper bags, just like Tom had in his pockets. :)

Quote from: redfern on Apr 21, 2021, 01:44 pmA question for you, Russell, our resident 4th Doctor expert.

When Tom offered his famous sweets, were the jelly babies usually stored in a proper "sack", or were they held within a sheet of "flat" paper, folded and wadded into an impromptu "bag"?  Or did the prop department (or would that have fallen under "craft services"?) hand Tom whatever was available, sometimes a crumpled bag, other times folded/wadded "flat" paper?

Why such a seemingly frivolous question?  Well, I recently digitally modeled a more accurate looking jelly baby (loosely based upon the "Taveners" brand I can actually buy "off the shelf" here in southern Georgia) and I want to try modeling the style of protective wrapping tom usually had in his pocket.  I want to offer the meshes to the 3D community so they can use them in their digital renderings if they wish (for free, of course)

I reasoned if anybody has paid attention to a detail like that, it would be our dear Russell.  Of course, if anybody else has some observations on the matter, feel free to divulge!

Sincerely,

Bill
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