Category Archives: Random Chatter

Robo (Enthiran) (Robot)

If there’s on thing that we can say about having to go to work, it’s that it offers us the opportunity to make friends with wonderful people who can surprise us with the sheer volume of unexpected ideas they can … Continue reading

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1000 Posts in the Junkyard!

Just a quick, self-indulgent note to celebrate that we have hit the milestone of 1000 posts today.  For a blog that only started less than three years ago, that’s quite an achievement.  Over the course of those 1000 posts we … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from the Junkyard

As the ball drops it brings in another year; we enter into the future and say goodbye to the past.  2019 was a great year for me.  So much has happened, but for my money, it’s all been pretty great … Continue reading

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Unusual Doctor Who Photo #4

Many fans of classic Doctor Who will have seen the photos of John Scott Martin sat inside a Dalek from the first Dalek story, but what about other monster actors taking a break from filming?  From the same, first series … Continue reading

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Christmas Lost

Looking back through some old Bioscope magazines, covering the early days of cinema, there are plenty of references to films that were made to pull in the punters at Christmas.  The following quote is from the 5th November 1914 issue: … Continue reading

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Unusual Doctor Who Photo #3

If you’re a fan of classic Doctor Who then you will probably have seen publicity shots of Susan being menaced by the Voord, but you might not have seen this one: As poses go, that doesn’t quite hit the right … Continue reading

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Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (10)

Episode 10: A Single Piece was Lost The final episode of The Dark Crystal surprised me in a way I did not expect.  Ok, like Roger, I admit to enjoying some soppy romantic moments myself;  I’m a sap, sure, but … Continue reading

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Unusual Doctor Who Photo #2

Today’s photo from Doctor Who’s distant past is from the first ever Dalek story: Most fans have probably seen colour photos of those original blue and silver Daleks, but just look at that control panel in the background!  What a … Continue reading

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Unusual Doctor Who Photo #1

Welcome to a new bonus feature in the Junkyard!  Let’s start at the beginning, with this rather unusual publicity shot from An Unearthly Child: Seeing Hartnell in a publicity shot wearing glasses is quite striking, isn’t it.  Yes, he does … Continue reading

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Regeneration Influences

The talk of companions influencing how a regeneration turns out in Rose the Friend Influence has sparked off some interesting discussions in the Junkyard, behind the scenes.  Here’s Mike’s fascinating take on the subject, where he has taken my spark … Continue reading

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