The Three Who Drool welcome Andrew Cartmel, Doctor Who’s script editor throughout the Seventh Doctor’s era, to the Diddly Dum Whoseum.
Happy to be getting even one exhibit presented to the Whoseum by a bona fide Doctor Who mover and shaker, the Diddly Dumbers’ collective jaw hit the exquisite mosaics of the exhibition hall’s floor when the progenitor of The Cartmel Masterplan brought along six (!) and explained how each one spoke to him of a memory of Doctor Who
Which era’s theme music arrangement is his favourite? Who are his favourite artists? Which classic Doctor Who story was he asked to watch when he took over as script editor so that he’d know what the show was capable of at its height? Which spec(ulative) script led to a classic classic? Which classic costume does he remember most fondly? And which of his colleagues from the 1980s joins Joanna Lumley as only the second human being presented to the Whoseum? Along the way, we chat about Andrew’s books, Script Doctor and Through Time, and even get something of an exclusive peek into Andrew’s coming projects.
So come and listen to Andrew Cartmel as you’ve never heard him before. The Diddly Dumbers also chat about Monty Python’s swan song, the new Series 8 trailer and the reaction of New Yorkers to The Rev’s genre T-shirts when he visited The Big Apple last week.
“Through Time” by Andrew Cartmel (an update is on the cards).
Frank Bellamy was a British comics artist. Among other things, he produced artwork for Radio Times covers and Radio Times Doctor Who comic strips. He produced artwork for the TV21 Comic, including Thunderbirds (1966-6) and Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons (1968). He also drew the Garth comic strip for the Daily Mail from 1971 to 1976. Here also is some of his original art for the Sea Devils.
Although we’ve been unable to find a copy of David Roach’s interview with Alan Moore from the Hellfire fanzine, it does look as if parts of it can be found in this book. Frank Bellamy and David Roach also feature here in True Brit.
“The Dalek Chronicles” was a Doctorless comic strip from the TV21 comic. Not only was this comic strip the first to solve the problem of the Daleks flying, more importantly it was also the source for the coolest ever Dalek Emperor. Stand aside “Evil of the Daleks”. Take a back seat “Parting of the Ways”. Fine as your Emperor Daleks were, they weren’t a path on the acme of coolness which was The Golden Emperor from “The Dalek Chronicles”. Clearly the inspiration for the Emperor in “Remembrance of the Daleks”.
Look and Learn was a British weekly educational magazine for children containing the long running science fiction comic strip, “The Trigan Empire”, drawn much in the style of Frank Bellamy. This primer in cool empire building taught British children that no imperialist dream of bringing Roman armour and homoerotically tight flying suits to a world can be beyond a race which has mastered the concept of building foundations for its walls.
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