There’s new Who on the TV tomorrow night — if you’re in the UK. In the Antipodes, however, we have to make do with what we can get, either illicitly via downloading, or by just plain waiting for the ABC to show it. Invariably out of sequence with Christmas (unless we’re hugely unlucky and they hold onto it for a full twelve months, which is always possible. Note: Possible. Not desirable).
For those who are waiting, here’s a simple guide to making your own 1980’s-era Who with simple props. It’ll help pass the time. Or something. I’ll explain later.
Step One: Scenario & Victim:
(Note to the Art Department: Remember to Photoshop the Quarry in before transmission, please)
Step Two: Affordable special effects
Step Three: Alien Invasion
Step Four: The Alien Plan has a fatal, exploitable flaw
From there, it pretty much writes itself — for obvious copyright reasons, I can’t include any images of anything the BBC has copyright on, like, say, that chap with the police box.The beauty of this scenario is that it pretty much fits itself into any era who. Take, for example, 60’s Who, in which the exact same scenario pretty much looked like this:
Or even modern, 2000-era Who: