Saturday, October 11, 2008

Doctor Who in Crystal Palace

For my own amusement, chiefly, here's two Doctor Who magazine covers showing the Doctor's pretty friends larking about in my hood.

Carole Ann Ford in Crystal Palace on the cover of Doctor Who Magazine #221, 18 January 1995This one shows Doctor Who's granddaughter Susan, played by Carole Ann Ford. She's being a cave-woman in homage to the very first Doctor Who story, which featured cave men who've forgotten how to make fire. It's from a special photo shoot for the Radio Times special commemorating 10 whole years of Doctor Who, back in 1973. In the larger version of the picture, you can see Crystal Palace's monsters behind her.

Sophie Aldred in Crystal Palace on the cover of Doctor Who Magazine #162, July 1990And this one shows Sophie Aldred as Ace in a specially commissioned shot for DWM. Local magazine The Transmitter has just done a cover shoot of models taking tea with the monsters, which reminded me of this.


Le Mc said...

Is THAT your haunt? Then you must have been amused (well, I hope) to have seen the Crystal Palace in my comic. I have a long-standing affection for those dinos. It began when I was five years old and wanted to be a paleontologist when I grew up, ergo I watched and read anything I could find about dinosaurs. Once I was watching a program about the Crystal Palace dinosaurs and how the model-makers in their ignorance mislaid Iguanadon's thumb-spike. Ever since I wanted to visit the dinos at the Crystal Palace. I finally got to in July 2007. It was charming. The only comparable experience are the models at the La Brea Tar Pits in LA.

0tralala said...

I've not been to the Tar Pits, but I keep meaning to. Maybe in February... The monsters have signs up showing what they thought at the time and what we think now. It is cool.

Anonymous said...

I quite liked the Tar Pits and would be willing to go again, assuming you make it in February.


Le Mc said...

I've been to the Tar Pits twice, do go the next time you're State-side. Have an In and Out burger while you're there!