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Started by warmcanofcoke, Oct 04, 2012, 02:22 pm
Quote from: too_many_cars on Jan 26, 2017, 06:09 amJust to fill in some details: the 'History of the Time War' is a circa ~1880 illustrated John Eadie bible. These were printed in Wales with several different leather cover designs. I can't give you an exact date because none is printed, however the Welsh family in my copy signed the first item in the Marriage/Family register in June of 1880.
QuoteThe TARDIS manual was a challenge. As a concept it was great; the reality of doing it was that it was quite a canonical thing to do so there was a lot of discussion about how it would look. Michael had a bit of a fetish for old Rolls-Royce's (of course) having owned a few vintage ones (of course), so he was adamant that it should look like the hardback owner's manual; "because the Rolls Royce is a proper automobile, unlike a DeLorean car". So he got that. I spent about 5 days writing up pages and pages and pages of detailed English flight control operations for it out of my own head, before the producers decided it should just be in Gallifreyan. The back plate is laser-cut acrylic; I suspect it's a detail I put on to match metal plates on other manuals I'd seen. I went down to the DW Museum to photograph their console for the manual pages (which we would then use on that set)Manual 001.jpgManual 002.jpgManual 003.jpgManual 004.jpgDespite the effort, I think it was better that it was in Gallifreyan; this sort of stuff doesn't need to be written down (and scrutinised) and the tone of what I'd written was completely wrong in mind; but I don't know what would be right. I've since done manuals like this for Red Dwarf and that's a much better use of the idea.