I think that's what the producers go for, whatever there is to hang the
'sex' thread on, unless they are going to show the new Airfix Victoria's
Damn! Now I've let the secret out.
In the mean time -
Especially interesting was the reaction from Airfix' employees when they
learned that the character of Martha Jones had been dropped as the companion
for Dr Who. A shame really as I thought they did a really flattering
likeness of Freema Agyeman.
i enjoyed the programme but hate Dr where...and of course they shoudl have
expected new cast members (never seen her, didnt know she was leaving)
today i picked up a Airfix kit from my local model shop...i sealed 72nd
Buccaneer! someone brought in 2nd hand...had i had any spare cash, i would
have bought the bloodhound and a couple of others.
She was a big hit with viewers and there was every reason to believe she'd
continue in the role for at least another couple of years. It came as a
bombshell out of the blue when it was announced she'd been dropped.
I vaguely remember the Airfix kit being advertised in the Aeromodeller as
the "NA 39" when it first came out? Could be wrong, I usually am :o)
ok i remember when Billie Piper left (cos i thought she was hot, only reason
occ i would watch a episode....)
must admit, when i watched the programme on BBC2 earlier, they had like 50
boxed sets flown over from China, i thought 25 quid was a lot of cash, esp
as its aimed at kids, or maybe teenagers....of course they have to bring
out, what sells and makes them money, after all, like that said, most people
who buy Airfix are over 40 (and train spotters, no woman in there lifes etc
etc) im not quite 40...and have a few chicks on the go, love clubbing and
sleeping around, but when i admit i make 'airfix kits' they laugh....mind
you, my last chick, i got into modelling, and even over a year on she loves
it, planes, tanks, cars....she loves it.
showing your age... :-)
Im actually gutted, this kit is like hens teeth (ok being a palaeontologist,
its not that far removed) and last year i sold about 10 or so update sets
for this kit, cos i didnt think i could find one at a good price, etch,
resin, metal..mind you, i got like 10 times the price of the kit...but im
kicking myself now!
God, that's the ticket, mate!
And where is that complete Dr. Who series of kits from Airfix?
Aurora made a fortune off of their "Famous Monsters Of Filmland" series.
I want a 1/6 scale Tom Baker Dr. Who with a real fabric scarf, and I
want it _now_.
Also, 1/6 scale Daleks that you can stick a CO2 cylinder into...that
have a electro-optical system in them that makes them shriek
"Ex-term-i-nate! EX-TERM-I-NATE!!!" and freeze anyone's nose off when
they try to get a close look at the model.
But of course, we'll never see that, will we?
No fun at all, that's the Airfix way.
No Avro Lancaster with "Working Bouncing Bomb!".
No "The visible Queen Victoria!".
No "Exploding Guy Fawkes!".
No "Classic Naked Page Three Girls!".
Nope...no fun at all.
You can easily understand why John Milton liked the forces of hell
better than those of heaven, because at least they were fun, and
He may have been blind as a bat, but even he could see that.
By God, those British bastards deserved 1776, just to teach them to
lighten up a bit.
There would have been no Goon Show or Monty Python without America's
inspiration to Britain's concept of surrealistic comedy...The Boston Tea
Even "Punch" is a rip-off of Franklin's "Poor Richard's Almanac".
"My only regret is that I have but one laugh to give to my country." -
Nathan Hale, 1776
(As his body hung beneath the gallows, a pair of wooden teeth fell from
Hale's pocket, with "Liberty Shall Bite George III Upon His Royal Arse"
engraved upon them, and "via a cunning clockwork mechanism devised by
Paul Revere, did chatter and move across the ground, causing great alarm
among all those who witnessed their peculiar motion and noise")
The Martha character has not been "dropped", she is being rested for the
start of the next series (Series 4 in the new incarnation)
to be replaced by Catherine "Am I Bovvered" Tate, as Donna Noble (last
year's Xmas Special).
Freema Agyeman returns later the series alongside Ms. Tate to battle the
Sontarans, played by Christopher Ryan (ex Young One).
Ms. Agyeman's sojorn away from Doctor Who will be spent in the more adult
Torchwood series, so plenty of swearing and alien sex,
though not for Ms. Agyeman apparently! The BBC are also planning "pre
watershed" versions of Torchwood to be transmitted earlier
in the evening.
As an aside Billie Piper is returning in Series 4 too, they'll need all that
space in the Tardis!
By the way, but if I followed the programme correctly, the people mastering
the Doctor Who figures were not Airfix staff, but
worked for an outside contractor.
What has always baffled me was why Airfix didn't do a range of Doctor Who
items back in the sixties?
well, they have the license to build the fone box thing time machine...so
they can go back in time and do it now :-)
hate Dr..watched it in the 70's when i was a kid and scared shitless...but
prefferd Basil Brush!
I'd just like to say...
Dr. Who AND the return of Airfix models all in one... I have to go lie
down in a dark room for a bit... life just gets better and better...
Wulf (who remembers the FIRST Doctor, and built his first Airfix kit
at the age of 9...)
Steve said the following on 10/12/2007 13:40:
I don't know what pitfalls you may find but it is available via here;
It says today (Monday) that there are 4 days left, you have to install
the BBC iPlayer and the whole download process only works through IE.
I'm downloading the programme right now and time will tell if the format
is covertable to other formats for burning to DVD.
I imagine as a kid that world would be fairly intense if you thought
stuff like that could really happen on a day-to-day basis.
I grew up watching Fireball XL-5 and later The Prisoner and The
Avengers, all of which were fairly popular here in the U.S.
The BBC seem to have been extremely difficult (and expensive) to deal
with regarding copyright & licensed properties - judging by Airfix's
experience, they still are. For that matter, I am still somewhat
confused over the matter of the actor's likenesses - is that a license
from the BBC, or from the actors?