New, New TardisBuilders!
Started by tony farrell, Sep 10, 2016, 04:28 pm
Quote from: volpone on Sep 21, 2016, 04:53 amAgain, I don't have a dog in this fight, but firstly, I'll say that regardless of dictionary definitions, if the BBC calls the TARDIS "scenery," then the BBC considers it scenery and not a prop. (For that matter, if we want to call it a prop, we can call it a prop and agree to disagree with the Beeb.)
Quote from: volpone on Sep 21, 2016, 04:53 amSecondly, speaking of union silliness, I recall reading somewhere that the pro-er, scenery had to be big enough not just for the actors, but for a union electrician (if they were doing a continuous shot of a dematerialization/materialization). You see, by union rules, an actor can't flip the switch for the signal lamp on and off (or even on, if it is hooked to a flasher); that requires an electrician by union rules.
Quote from: volpone on Sep 21, 2016, 04:53 amThird, regarding fiberglass -vs- wood, I would suggest considering the personality of the producer, John Nathan-Turner. Now JNT had been around in some capacity since near the beginning of the show, IIRC. And whatever his faults as a producer (and IMO, there were many), he did a great deal towards improving the quality of the special FX on the show. And I suspect he was a bit of a technical guy. So the idea of a fiberglass prop would appeal to him.
Quote from: Tony Farrell on Sep 21, 2016, 01:05 pmCheers Marc - obviously I was being a 'bit dim'!
Quote from: mverta on Apr 10, 2018, 07:41 pmYes that's perfect, thanks.
Quote from: mverta on Apr 10, 2018, 07:41 pmThe only thing I can't quite get a clear reference picture of is the Police Box sign assembly, which must be stepped - it sits both in front of the support posts and "through" them to cover the roof gap, but in reality must have had a notch there. I'm sure there's a reference picture of it that's abundantly clear; I just haven't found it on the site yet - tons of material here!