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Started by tony farrell, Jan 05, 2016, 02:06 am
Quote from: galacticprobe on Jan 05, 2016, 06:26 amJust one minor correction I would like to propose: the removal and replacing of that metal strips that hold the two halves of the column cover together. It is true that it looks like they removed the strips for "Planet of Evil", however this story preceded "Pyramids of Mars" rather than following it. (Story order: "Terror of the Zygons" - "Planet of Evil" - "Pyramids of Mars".) So they may have removed those strips for "Planet of Evil" thinking the strips weren't needed (or looked unsightly), but then realized that the strips were needed for structural integrity and replaced for "Pyramids of Mars"
Quote from: fivefingeredstyre on Jan 05, 2016, 07:42 amI'm pretty sure Pyramids of Mars was made before Planet of Evil, but transmitted the other way round (Planet of Evil was shown before Pyramids of Mars)...
Quote from: Tony Farrell on Jan 05, 2016, 01:51 pmI'm not sure what scarves have got to do with anything but just to confirm, though transmitted the other way round, Pyramids of Mars was recorded before Planet of Evil, so the removal of the metal strips occurred in the order I stated (thanks to Steve W for confirmation of the dates)!
Quote from: fivefingeredstyre on Jan 05, 2016, 08:22 amAccording to Virgin's Fourth Doctor Handbook studio recording for Planet of Evil took place between 30th June -15th July 1975, whereas studio recording for Pyramids was between May 19th - 3rd June 1975.
Quote from: fivefingeredstyre on Jan 05, 2016, 08:22 amIt always looks to me as though they forgot to plug in the Time Rotor lights in the opening episode of Planet of Evil...
Quote from: rassilonsrod on Jan 05, 2016, 11:01 amLove your new diagram of the Pertwee rotor, Tony
Quote from: Tony Farrell on Jan 05, 2016, 05:51 pmOn the subject of the column's lights, in my drawing, I've shown them as all being lit simultaneously; this is purely to show their positions (I realise they flash in different sequences)! I'd be really interested to hear from anyone who could describe the wiring needed to achieve the intermittent flashing effect. I have accurately drawn the positioning of the curly wires and lamp-holder fixings as far as I can see them (side one of the pier definitely had four lamps, side two had three lamps and side three might have had just the top three of the four lamps I've drawn - it's really hard to see when the column is in motion) but I'm not an electrician, so don't know how this would work given what we can see.If there are any electricians 'out there', replies in simple English please; I really am a bit thick when it comes to electrics!
Quote from: fivefingeredstyre on Jan 05, 2016, 08:29 pmWell, I'm a sparky, but I'm more of the mains voltage variety. For this I'm guessing some sort of 3 or 4 channel sequencer built into the console base that would the lights flash seemingly at random (although in reality they would be flashing to a pattern).