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The Abominable Snowmen

Started by Rassilons Rod, Dec 22, 2017, 12:06 pm

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Rassilons Rod

I'm seeing it now, with Dino's Alternative :)
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.

markofrani

Some great new photos of the TARDIS from The Abominable Snowmen found on Twitter, showing more of the front of the prop than I've seen before...

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Rassilons Rod

Aug 27, 2018, 08:46 pm #17 Last Edit: Aug 27, 2018, 08:48 pm by rassilonsrod
Look at the bottom of the doors...

Are my eyes getting stankytm or wizzardytm?

Looks to me like they're pointing outwards.

Is the old "season 5 phone panel on the right hand door" actually the rear of the box???
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.

lym

Not too sure about that. Looking at other pictures from the set, the cloverleaf doorstops are still there on the front - seems to me like the bottom of the door is just bent outwards a bit.
"Ashes and diamonds; foe and friend - we were all equal in the end."

Rassilons Rod

Ah... oh well. I'd rather mention it and be wrong than say nothing  :)
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.

fivefingeredstyre

I might be wrong, but I think there are some pictures taken during the filming of Snowman that show the rear of the prop..?

markofrani

Yes, here's the rear of the prop showing the back doors with the 'Toymaker' door knobs still present...

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galacticprobe

Aug 28, 2018, 03:46 pm #22 Last Edit: Aug 28, 2018, 03:46 pm by galacticprobe
Just quickly adding a little more to this... In "Enemy Of The World", the Phone Panel was still on the right-hand door, and those doors opened inward. So I think Season 5 just had the Phone Panel put on the wrong door. Why they didn't correct that after noticing it, I don't know (unless their eyes were stankier than my stanky old wizzard eyes... which seem to be getting stankier with age... and the error never occurred to them).

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

fivefingeredstyre

Aug 28, 2018, 09:51 pm #23 Last Edit: Aug 28, 2018, 09:55 pm by fivefingeredstyre
Quote from: markofrani on Aug 28, 2018, 06:56 am
Yes, here's the rear of the prop showing the back doors with the 'Toymaker' door knobs still present...

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Are there any pictures available of the rear of the prop taken before the 1966 refit? There's the one from the recording of the pilot episode that was taken from the front that has both doors open; however I can't recall ever seeing a picture of the outside of the rear elevation...

There may well be one that I've previously commented on; however i'm getting old now. Short term memories always the first to go... ;)

ETA - I just remembered that there's that shot taken during the studio filming of Dalek Invasion of Earth, that shows the prop's rear face with all the rubble thats covering it....

Tony Farrell

Steve, you can also see the open rear doors of the Tardis through the windows in the shot from The Chase. There's also the one from The Web Planet with the lamp's cable running down the side of the rear doors. Also there's the overhead shot from The Savages with the 1:3 scale model of the Tardis in the background....... 

That's about it for the original Tardis but we do, in fact, we have loads of shots of the altered Brachacki Tardis which show that the rear doors always opened outwards (e.g., The Spearhead from Space, The Planet of the Spiders). The only exception appears to be The Seeds of Doom - her final appearance - when the rear doors seem to have been rehung to open inwards.

(And, in answer to your DM, yes - I am still alive! ;))

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