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Started by warmcanofcoke, May 31, 2017, 10:59 am

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warmcanofcoke

May 31, 2017, 10:59 am Last Edit: May 31, 2017, 11:00 am by warmcanofcoke
Necrosian Bomb

Revelation of the Daleks 1985 Season 22 Story 143

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After my recent Davros / 6th Doctor encounter - I had a look through Revelation of the Daleks. Found this really cool gizmo.
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

The14thDr

May 31, 2017, 02:52 pm #1 Last Edit: May 31, 2017, 02:54 pm by The14thDr
That certainly is a cool-looking gizmo! Thanks for taking the time to grab these screencaps for us, warmcanofcoke, it's really appreciated. :)

The row of switches across the top of the device are square-shaped LED push buttons, similar to these:
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And I could be wrong, but above those switches there appears to be a 3-position rocker switch, similar to this one but without any graphics.
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(As I said, I could be wrong on this one, it may just be a random detailing, but the shape and the lip around the edge seem to suggest it is a rocker switch.)


There is also what looks like an LCD screen on the bottom of the gizmo - as for that middle part, anyone's guess is as good as mine! ;D

Kind regards, The14thDr
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BioDoctor900

Under those switches, it looks to be a scientific calculator with a piece of plastic over the top

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The14thDr

Looking back over those images, I think you're right there. Now you mention it, that definitely does look like a scientific calculator of sorts (now comes the hunt for identifying which brand calculator was used ;))
"Would you like a jelly baby?"

Davros Skaro

May 31, 2017, 11:58 pm #4 Last Edit: May 31, 2017, 11:59 pm by Davros Skaro
the box it self, looks like one of those large "Jiffy" boxes. The screws in the corners give that away. Here's a grab of just the box.
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galacticprobe

Jun 01, 2017, 05:26 am #5 Last Edit: Jun 01, 2017, 05:27 am by galacticprobe
Quote from: The14thDr on May 31, 2017, 02:52 pm
And I could be wrong, but above those switches there appears to be a 3-position rocker switch, similar to this one but without any graphics.

...the shape and the lip around the edge seem to suggest it is a rocker switch.


It's definitely a rocker switch, 14th. It could be 2- or 3-position as they come in both kinds. (On the prop it could have just been a simple ON/OFF rocker that turned on the battery power to the prop's other lights and buttons.) I've seen these in Radio Shack-type stores, and they do come with no graphics on them - plain black.

(Radio Shack - soon to be a thing of the past the way things are going for it, at least in my area.)

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

warmcanofcoke

Quote from: The14thDr on May 31, 2017, 09:51 pm
Looking back over those images, I think you're right there. Now you mention it, that definitely does look like a scientific calculator of sorts (now comes the hunt for identifying which brand calculator was used ;))


Back in the 80s There were probably 3 sizes of display and the companies were forced to size their product accordingly. So any calculator about that width would probably work.
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

elkad

Somehow I remember posting this, but I can't remember. Got a pic of the actuate prop.

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alexcutler

Quote from: elkad on Feb 09, 2023, 07:28 pmSomehow I remember posting this, but I can't remember. Got a pic of the actuate prop.
...

So the actors were holding the prop upside-down? I love Doctor Who!

Kingpin

A project box, a rocker switch, some light-up push-buttons and a part-disguised digital calculator... Ahhhhh, BBC prop-making at it's best. :)

Volpone

Feb 12, 2023, 02:40 pm #10 Last Edit: Feb 18, 2023, 02:35 pm by Volpone
Quote from: alexcutler on Feb 12, 2023, 10:36 am
Quote from: elkad on Feb 09, 2023, 07:28 pmSomehow I remember posting this, but I can't remember. Got a pic of the actuate prop.
...

So the actors were holding the prop upside-down? I love Doctor Who!
Well, it's supposed to be an alien device.  And the prop builders at the time had time and budget limitations.  And never thought people would be poring over hi-res images decades later, so what look to be inverted human numbers are almost certainly alien characters. ;) 

That still doesn't explain Tom Baker regularly pointing the "bullet" end of the sonic screwdriver at things, but that's another story.
"My dear Litefoot, I've got a lantern and a pair of waders, and possibly the most fearsome piece of hand artillery in all England. What could possibly go wrong?"
-The Doctor.

elkad

I found a more accurate buttons on eBay.
2PCS Cutout 12MM 6V Green LED ILLUMINATED Square Momentary PUSH BUTTON 5 PINS

https://images.app.goo.gl/MPK7CwEYAgosEpQc9

Rassilons Rod

Quote from: elkad on Feb 17, 2023, 07:39 pmI found a more accurate buttons on eBay.
2PCS Cutout 12MM 6V Green LED ILLUMINATED Square Momentary PUSH BUTTON 5 PINS

https://images.app.goo.gl/MPK7CwEYAgosEpQc9

The only thing I would say, is that I don't think the buttons on the prop are momentary because the lights stay on. But the look is spot on! :)
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elkad

Quote from: Rassilons Rod on Feb 18, 2023, 08:18 am
Quote from: elkad on Feb 17, 2023, 07:39 pmI found a more accurate buttons on eBay.
2PCS Cutout 12MM 6V Green LED ILLUMINATED Square Momentary PUSH BUTTON 5 PINS

https://images.app.goo.gl/MPK7CwEYAgosEpQc9

The only thing I would say, is that I don't think the buttons on the prop are momentary because the lights stay on. But the look is spot on! :)

Actually they are latch buttons, because when he started activating the bomb, he tun out the button lights one by one till the final button & BOOM.

elkad