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2005 TARDIS Phone

Started by cowhotrod, Jan 22, 2007, 09:56 pm

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Scarfwearer

Jan 23, 2007, 10:05 am #15 Last Edit: Jun 08, 2010, 08:54 pm by Scarfwearer
Quote from: cowhotrod board=general thread=1169503015 post=1169542692So it's now been asked a million and one times now then  ;D

Well I'll be bodging one out of what ever I can find/make if only I could find a photo or screen shot  :(

If I can't find one you will have to forgive me for making one from my imagination.  ::)

Here's the best grab I was able to find from "The Empty Child" (just found a DVD player on my current PC which can screengrab...).
tardis2005-phone.jpg

Incidentally, did you know that "cowhotrod" is an anagram of "Torchwood"? :)

Crispin

cowhotrod

Jan 23, 2007, 10:25 am #16 Last Edit: Jun 08, 2010, 08:51 pm by scarfwearer
Quote from: scarfwearer board=general thread=1169503015 post=1169546738
Here's the best grab I was able to find from "The Empty Child" (just found a DVD player on my current PC which can screengrab...).
tardis2005-phone.jpg

Incidentally, did you know that "cowhotrod" is an anagram of "Torchwood"? :)

Crispin


In the words of the ninth doctor "FANTASTIC"

Thank you very much, I can't tell you how much I appreciate this.

OMG it's an anagram of 'doctor who' too, I wondered how long it would take for someone to notice that.  ;D

Scarfwearer

Jan 23, 2007, 10:26 am #17 Last Edit: Jun 08, 2010, 08:51 pm by scarfwearer
BTW, A lot of people collect antique telephones. I browsed around a bit and found this picture of a "Tele 121" phone, which is similar, but not identical to the one in Doctor Who.
http://www.phone-pages.org.uk/t121.htm.

Crispin

cowhotrod

Jan 23, 2007, 12:26 pm #18 Last Edit: Jun 08, 2010, 08:51 pm by scarfwearer
Quote from: scarfwearer board=general thread=1169503015 post=1169548012BTW, A lot of people collect antique telephones. I browsed around a bit and found this picture of a "Tele 121" phone, which is similar, but not identical to the one in Doctor Who.
http://www.phone-pages.org.uk/t121.htm.

Crispin


Hmmm, does look like the BBC props department used this one as a guide.

And now I know the phone type (121) I've found quite a few photos.

There is also one being sold on ebay at the moment

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/WOODEN-WALL-TELEPHONE-No-121-FULLY-WORKING-1920S-30S_W0QQitemZ320074411574QQihZ011QQcategoryZ98

Chris.

Primrodo

Jan 23, 2007, 07:57 pm #19 Last Edit: Jun 08, 2010, 08:51 pm by scarfwearer
These phones pop on eBay from time to time, Tom and I have been trying to find it for quite some time...we have come to the realiation that it is indeed a custom phone, though there are plenty of close models to use.

Here are the pictures I grabbed: http://s14.photobucket.com/albums/a332/Primrodo/TARDIS%20Phone/

Mainly you need to find one without the dialing ring and add in the knobs. The speaker funnel part will have to be found later too.

Finding this will be fun in itself!

Scarfwearer

Jan 23, 2007, 09:19 pm #20 Last Edit: Jun 08, 2010, 08:52 pm by scarfwearer
Quote from: cowhotrod board=general thread=1169503015 post=1169586261

I can't take any credit for finding this, it was scarfwearer who pointed me in the right direction.

I can't take any credit either - it was Google that found it for me :)

(This is getting like the end of "The Trouble with Tribbles", where no-one wants to take credit for solving the tribble problem....)

Crispin

cowhotrod

Jan 23, 2007, 09:04 pm #21 Last Edit: Jun 08, 2010, 08:53 pm by scarfwearer
Quote from: kiwidoc board=general thread=1169503015 post=1169578105Wow, that certainly does look like the base for the new series telephone - good finding!  cowhotrod


I can't take any credit for finding this, it was scarfwearer who pointed me in the right direction.

Quote from: kiwidoc board=general thread=1169503015 post=1169578105sorry I wasn't trying to be dismissive of your question by saying that it had been asked before


No need to appologise I knew what you were saying  ;D

kiwidoc

Jan 23, 2007, 06:48 pm #22 Last Edit: Jun 08, 2010, 08:54 pm by scarfwearer
Wow, that certainly does look like the base for the new series telephone - good finding!  cowhotrod - sorry I wasn't trying to be dismissive of your question by saying that it had been asked before, just trying to summarise what (I thought that...) we already knew about it.

Can't wait to see someone install one of these babies on an NST sometime...

Rox

Aug 09, 2008, 10:44 pm #23 Last Edit: Jun 08, 2010, 09:17 pm by scarfwearer
So, just as an update, found this screengrab from 'The Empty Child', and it's different from the picture on the BBC website.  Note the 'mouthpiece' is a completely different shape and design...

[noimg]http://ninthdoctor.time-and-space.co.uk/coppermine/albums/doctorwho/empty/empty1/DW20051x09Empty147.jpg[/img]

Which means they've made at least two, and weren't fussy about making them the same.... as per usual, I guess...
My pilot's license? That's out back in the Cessna. Or perhaps you're referring to my license to kill. Revoked. Trouble at the Kazakhstan border.

I could give you the details but then I'd have to kill you, which I can't do because my license to kill has been revoked.

mordrogyn

Aug 25, 2008, 04:26 pm #24 Last Edit: Jun 08, 2010, 09:18 pm by scarfwearer
Well... thanks to the wonderful digital age I do have a pic of the full phone (though not face on) it's taken from the very first scene in human nature

1e5k0i.jpg
(http://i50.tinypic.com/20kan9v.jpg)

Rox

Aug 25, 2008, 05:35 pm #25 Last Edit: Jun 08, 2010, 09:18 pm by scarfwearer
Well, it's obviously the same phone as shown in The Empty Child, and not the BBC photo at the top of the page.

The thing will be trying to work out what they made the receiver out of [it obviously isn't a period phone receiver] and what they used for the microphone speaker, as that doesn't appear to be period either.
My pilot's license? That's out back in the Cessna. Or perhaps you're referring to my license to kill. Revoked. Trouble at the Kazakhstan border.

I could give you the details but then I'd have to kill you, which I can't do because my license to kill has been revoked.

Rassilons Rod

Aug 25, 2008, 07:34 pm #26 Last Edit: Jun 08, 2010, 09:18 pm by scarfwearer
Candle snuffer?
In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.

Rox

Aug 25, 2008, 09:07 pm #27 Last Edit: Jun 08, 2010, 09:18 pm by scarfwearer
Quote from: rassilonsrod board=manual thread=851 post=16064 time=1219692848Candle snuffer?


No need for name-calling.   :'(    :D
My pilot's license? That's out back in the Cessna. Or perhaps you're referring to my license to kill. Revoked. Trouble at the Kazakhstan border.

I could give you the details but then I'd have to kill you, which I can't do because my license to kill has been revoked.

Scarfwearer

Aug 25, 2008, 11:20 pm #28 Last Edit: Jun 08, 2010, 09:18 pm by scarfwearer
Take a look here: http://www.britishtelephones.com/t121.htm
and here (for an older version): http://www.britishtelephones.com/t101.htm

I did spot one of these for sale in an antique shop recently, but it was for more than I was willing to spend.

I'd be surprised if the TV prop was made up from scratch - most likely they bought one, and either it had already been modified/repaired, or they had to fix it up a bit (or even a lot!). Possibly twice given the photo differences.
It's also possible that they bought several phones and mixed and matched a bit.
Those bells do look a bit suspect - perhaps they're from a different phone - possibly the mouth piece is also.
Cords often get replaced when they get old.
I can't find any phone with an ear piece quite like that one - odd that they should do something different there, as the ear piece seems to have been remarkably unchanged over telephone history, until the combined handset came along.
But the hook and box look very like originals to my untrained eye.

It's a bit of an enigma isn't it?

Crispin

Rassilons Rod

Aug 26, 2008, 06:40 am #29 Last Edit: Jun 08, 2010, 09:19 pm by scarfwearer
Quote from: rox board=manual thread=851 post=16068 time=1219698448

No need for name-calling.   :'(    :D


Thats right, I'm glad you noticed the ? should have been a ! ;) :P
In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.