Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Doctor Who Universe Novels...

All this recent talk of a Doctor Who "Extended Universe" like what The Star Wars and Marvel Comics have is doing my head in at the moment. So much so that when I returned from the shops this afternoon, I found the dreaded '99+ notifications' flag on my Twitter account. Apparently, I stirred up a hornet's nest following a retweet of a lazy Digital Spiv story that neither confirmed or denied that Doctor Who was getting the "Extended" treatment from its BBC masters. 

I had to do something to relive the tension so set to work on an extension of my own...

"Continuing the stories too broad and too deep for the small screen in a brand new series of spin-off novels set in the Doctor Who Universe...!!"

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Thunderbirds Toys for Girls and Boys!

To celebrate the reveal of the brand-new logo for Doctor Who, I've dug out some vintage adverts for Thunderbirds toys. 

Ripped from the pages of TV Century 21 and Lady Penelope comic... literally.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Rubbish ITV Melkur Sit-coms...

I tend to shy away from doing other folks' suggestions as they are often impossible to realise with the imagery available to me or... well, they just aren't funny enough to grab my funnybone. 

But having been challenged to join in the mischief created in a Twitter thread by @2hrTV following a plea from @The_Cybermatt to Terrance Dicks to stop using the word Melkur in his chapter titles for the novelisation of Doctor Who and the Keeper of Traken (!), I couldn't resist knocking up some visuals for Melkur ITV sitcoms... as you do. 

They're all based on Network DVD covers... and I've included a Frankie Howerd one at @2hrTV's request... 

The posting of these on Twitter has resulted in me being barraged with lists of other rubbish ITV sit-coms with the word Melkur added. 

You can understand how even the funniest joke can wear very thin after a short period of time. 

But then again, that's Twitter humour for you...

(A warning was also received from reader @Gary_Gillat that it does not become us to mock the Melkur. Point taken. I will stop.)

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Saturday, 10 February 2018

A Few Cult TV LPs of Faith

Here's a selection of LPs that will provide spiritual comfort to those cult TV fans who need it... 

Or something like that...

Friday, 9 February 2018

Columbo in Space Again!!

Yes. I've done Columbo in Space before. An off-the-wall piece with pics depicting the rarely seen crossover episode that the shabby but brilliant detective had with Space 1999 based on a Japanese graphic novel thing I couldn't translate. 


The recent space rocket publicity launch by Elon Musk (I'm sure that's a 70s eau de toilette brand) made me return to the subject in an effort to get a handful of titters. 

Money for old rope... or something more sinister? You decide.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

The Fisher Price 70s Doctor Who Collection...

A selection of the wonderful pre-school toys produced by Fisherer Price back in the 70s when Jon Pertwee was TV's Dr WHO.


Sapphire and Steel Emergency Hotline!

"When there's something strange in your neighbourhood, who you gonna call?" 

Stuff the Ghostbusterers. They're ex-directory anyway! 

Now there's only one number to remember!

(I did this in December. You can tell can't you.)

Some More Bits of 60s Doctor Who Artwork

I know I haven't posted them all but last year I did pieces of artwork based on every 60s Doctor Who adventure. They weren't necessarily meant for posting on here. I did them as an exercise to practice my Photoshop skills. 

Here's a few more...

Carry on Star Wars! (or Ooooo! Look At The Size Of His Death Star!!)

Followers on Twitter will no doubt have seen that I produced some tat for BBC4 over Christmas. One item didn't get used. Although it was funny, it didn't fit for the remit to produce a selection of retro Christmas toys/gifts based on the channel's festive output. 

One of BBC4's major contributions to the Christmas television schedule was a documentary chronicling the British creativity behind the original Star Wars movies. It was thought a good idea to meld the sci-fi franchise with possibly the most successful British movie franchise after James Bond

So I did this cinema poster in the vein of those Hammer comedy ones I did a year ago... 

Instead of promoting the documentary's broadcast, it's here instead.

The Steven Moffat Memorial Clock

Look. I'm sorry I haven't posted anything since well before Christmas... but I've been busy. Busy with real life stuff and nonsense. Yes, I've still been tweeting bits and bobs but not actually updating the blog. 

Well, here I am and with a free few hours to bring things up to date.

First up is something to memorialise the life of  former Dr Who show-runner Steven Moffat. And, ironically for a writer who first coined the phrase 'timey-wimey', it's a clock.  

Don't worry he's not dead. The folk who make these things will produce tat like this at the drop of a hat. So I'v done that as well...