Friday 30 April 2010

Celebrity Appearances - Mike Skinner

The rapper played a security guard at the beginning of 'The Time Of The Angels' (2010), speaking the episode's first wor "It's a beautiful day". He was found dazed and wearing "hallucinogenic lipstick" by a team of soldiers before being taken back to their base. via and

Friday 23 April 2010


Rapunzel was a fictional princess who was the protagonist of a fairy tale, noted for having extremely long hair.

Jamie encountered Rapunzel in the Land of Fiction, where he climbed her hair to escape a Clockwork Soldier. Rapunzel later assisted the Doctor in his battle against the Master of the Land. From The Mind Robber, 1968.

Monday 19 April 2010

Lemuel Gulliver

Lemuel Gulliver was a fictional adventurer who was the protagonist of the novel Gulliver's Travels, first published in 1726.

When the Doctor was in the Land of Fiction, he encountered a man dressed in 18th century clothing and who spoke only in lines attributed to Gulliver in the novel. From this, the Doctor eventually deduced that this person was Lemuel Gulliver. From The Mind Robber (1968).

Saturday 17 April 2010

Celebrity Appearances - Rudolph Walker

Rudolph Walker, OBE (born 28 September, 1939) is a British character actor. Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Walker came to the United Kingdom in 1960. He was one of the first black actors to be seen regularly on British television, and has always been proud of his role on the controversial Love Thy Neighbour as a result.

He appeared in The War Games in 1969.

Thursday 15 April 2010

Gingerbread Daleks


75g (3 oz) brown sugar
2 tbsp golden syrup
1 tbsp black treacle
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground mixed spice or cinnamon
1 tbsp water
90g ( 3 1/2 oz) margarine
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
200g (8 oz) plain flour
Sweets or currants to decorate


Before you begin: wash your hands, lay out your things and switch on the oven.
1) Put the sugar, syrup, treacle, ginger, mixed spice/cinnamon and water in a saucepan. Heat the mixture on a medium heat until it starts to boil. Take the pan off the heat.
2) Stir the bicarbonate of soda into the sugar mixture, and stir in the margarine until it melts.
3) Stir in the flour. You should now have a very gloopy 'dough'. Scoop it out of the pan and into a mixing bowl, and let it cool down and solidify for at least 30 minutes.
4) Roll out the dough on a floured board, with a floured rolling pin, until it is about 3 or 4mm thick.
4) Cut out gingerbread men with a cutter or knife. I drew shapes onto the dough with a cocktail stick first.
5) Carefully lift your gingerbread men with a spatula and lay them onto your greased baking tray. If you want to, decorate them with jelly tots or currants.
6) Bake in the oven for 10 - 15 minutes at 180ºC/350ºF until they are cooked. (15 minutes gives a crunchier texture.) Lift them carefully off the tray and lay them onto a cooling rack until cool. via

Wednesday 14 April 2010

Doctor Who Regeneration Was 'Modelled On LSD Trips'

Doctor Who's regenerations were modelled on bad LSD trips, internal BBC memos have revealed.
The Doctor's transformations were meant to convey the "hell and dank horror" of the hallucinogenic drug, according to papers published on the BBC Archive.

Tuesday 13 April 2010

Star Whale

The Star Whales once flew around space in harmony, until one day towards the end on the third millennia, there was only one left, this Space Whale went to Earth and saw that it was in great need. The people of the United Kingdom, built on top of it covering it up and it became known as Starship UK.

An ancient and benevolent species the Star whales had according to legend guided early space travellers through dangers on their journeys through space. By the time of the 29 century the species was all but extinct save for who is theorised to be the last of its kind. When earth was facing destruction because of Solar flares that Star whale was drawn to earth. All the peoples of Earth had managed to escape in massive city ships but the people of Great Britain lacked the supplies to create an engine, the people were left hopeless and mostly heartbroken by the sounds of their Children crying due to the increasing temperatures. It was these sounds that had drawn the whale to the planet for has Amy put it "When you're that old and alone an so full of kindness what else can you do" who intended to offer its services to the stranded people.

Unfortunately the people of Great Britain misinterpreted this gesture of good will has a chance in a million miracle and captured the whale, building their ship right on its back and carved open its brain to torture it in to moving. This led to the paradoxical situation in the ensuing years as the people began to realise they could not justify their survival off of the suffering of an innocent creature. But they believed if they released it, the creature would destroy the ship in its escape; so they devised the forget system to erase the memories and the Smilers and Winders to insure no one discovered the truth and to "Dispose" of those who didn't agree to have their memory erased.

Eventually the Doctor discovered the heart of the ship where the Smilers and their controllers were torturing the Whale with electric shocks to keep it moving and faced the impossible situation. Angered that he would now have to sacrifice the life of an innocent and one of a kind being to save billions the Doctor was prepared to labotamise the Space Whale so it would no longer feel pain from the torture. Amy however noticed the Whale's neural tendrils affectionately playing with the children who the whale always refused to eat when they were sent down below. Remembering the Doctor's lesson about always observing she quickly put the pieces together and ran over to the control system to press the "Abdicate" button freeing the Whale. The ship however did not explode has was originally feared but instead started to move faster "Well now that the pilot's not being tortured" Amy explained have deduced that the Whale had come willingly and was still willing to help the people of Great Britain. (From The Beast Below, 2010) via

Monday 12 April 2010

Smilers and Winders

The Smilers are androids, mounted in booths all across the space faring version of Britain that left Earth in the 29th Century. They let people know what's good and what's bad. The terrified population keep them clean. Their heads can rotate to show three faces: happy; warning or very dangerous indeed.

And if things get very dangerous, the Smilers can leave their booths and move around. They're actually androids, an extension of the 'starship's' security system.

There are also the Winders, half Smiler and half human, who've taken an oath to serve the system. And all together, these unhappy people and automatons are doing a terrible thing, which only the Doctor and Amy can save them from. via

Download Smiler mask here

Look, I printed out a mask. How realistic!

Saturday 10 April 2010

Transport Museum, Partick, Scotland

Found this in the transport museum today.
Its a Police, Fire and Ambulance box and as you can see it's in red and not in the familiar blue.
Every item on display at the museum was some kind of transport, cars, bikes, trains etc. So what was a Tardis doing in there, do they know something we don't?

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