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Started by Lyn Winters, Jan 09, 2019, 05:56 pm

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Lyn Winters

So I decided I would go and make some plans for the PR1ME box, as seen in advertisements for said computer brand.
Measurements will be added.
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Kingpin

Jan 09, 2019, 08:50 pm #1 Last Edit: Jan 09, 2019, 08:54 pm by Kingpin
Looking at the adverts, it looks like the phone panel should read:
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IN
EMERGENCY
DIAL
999


-without the "IF", and have an equally-proportioned edge surrounding it.

Lyn Winters

Hmm, I was doubting, as the only clear shot only shows half the sign, but I thought that IN would not be on center in thst shot without another word, and I thought IF IN EMERGENCY sounded better. However, I now agree with you and I'll change it.

KIT-KAT

a PRIME COMPUTER?  :)
No, not the mind probe!

warmcanofcoke

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why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

warmcanofcoke

Jan 12, 2019, 07:03 pm #5 Last Edit: Jan 12, 2019, 07:12 pm by warmcanofcoke
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Also to be found as an extra on the Destiny of the Daleks DVD
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

fivefingeredstyre

Any ideas where this was filmed? it looks like the South Bank (where Jon Pertwee was chased by the Draconians and Ogrons in Frontier in Space - My very first Who memory...) but to be fair, it could be any 60's -70's concrete monstrosity for a location...

galacticprobe

Jan 13, 2019, 08:07 pm #7 Last Edit: Jan 13, 2019, 08:08 pm by galacticprobe
I remember some of this from years back. They would show these adverts at 'Doctor Who' conventions in the US. Our PBS stations might have shown us the episodes, but they never showed these adverts, not even during their Pledge Drives when they asked viewers to contribute to keep the station running (at which time contributors became members).

So for us "Yanks", the only time we got to see goodies like this was at SF conventions (either Doctor Who or general "Sci-Fi"; any other specific cons, like 'Trek', 'Lost In Space', etc., never showed this, even though they would show a 'Doctor Who' story that hadn't made it to our PBS stations yet).

And you know, back then, I never noticed those differences in the TARDIS prop used <said hanging head in shame ;)>.

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

Kingpin

Quote from: fivefingeredstyre on Jan 13, 2019, 07:50 pm
Any ideas where this was filmed? it looks like the South Bank (where Jon Pertwee was chased by the Draconians and Ogrons in Frontier in Space - My very first Who memory...) but to be fair, it could be any 60's -70's concrete monstrosity for a location...


Your first instinct was the same as mine, and you're spot on - it's the raised walkway of the Southbank Centre, connecting the Hayward Gallery, one of the entrances to the Queen Elizabeth Hall, and the Royal Festival Hall:

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fivefingeredstyre

Thanks! I'm down that way a fair bit at the moment. You think I would have noticed, wouldn't you :D

Kingpin

Jan 15, 2019, 11:48 pm #10 Last Edit: Jan 15, 2019, 11:50 pm by Kingpin
I figured as I was in the city today I'd stop by and grab a contemporary shot of the location:

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I've only just noticed I've framed it incorrectly based on the concrete railing -The PR1ME box would've been stood out of the left-hand side of the photo.

fivefingeredstyre

Ha! you beat me to it. I was going to do that on Monday :D

Kingpin

Don't stop on my account, you'd be able to grab a photo of the actual spot, rather than the one I mistook for where the box stood. :)

Cardinal Hordriss

Did that architectural monstrosity look any better when it was new or has it always looked like a dated pile of concrete muck?
I speak to you from the final days of Gallifrey. I am the past you have forgotten. You are the future I will not live to see...

Kingpin

It's probably like the old (now demolished) bus station in my home town: outdated before it was even opened. :)

When I was there on Tuesday some of the concrete was looking in very poor condition, I think I even spied some spots of degredation.