Head over to the National Space Centre in Leicester this weekend to meet a whole host of Doctor Who cast and crew – and learn the Science of the Time Lords!
The event encompasses the 28th and 29th January, the first day of which sees the Sixth and Seventh Doctors, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy, alongside their respective companions, Nicola Bryant (Peri) and Sophie Aldred (Ace). The event is centred around an exhibition of props throughout time and space, including displays showing the evolution of the Daleks and Cybermen, and, rather excitingly, set recreations of the Cybermen tombs from Tomb of the Cybermen, and, in its UK debut, the 1978 TARDIS Control Room set!
There’s also a timeline of TARDIS models, like the Greek Column the Master’s TARDIS turns into for Logopolis and Castrovalva; a recreation of a London Metropolitan Police Police Box, as designed by Gilbert MacKenzie Trench, the basis for the TARDIS design; and an original model used by First Doctor, William Hartnell, in 1963.
The Doctors won’t be there on 29th January – neither will Ace and Peri – but you can meet Dan Starkey (Strax; various Sontarans on TV and for Big Finish), Terry Molloy (Davros throughout the 1980s), and David Gooderson (Davros in Destiny of the Daleks).
Down Artists’ Alley, you can meet Lee Sullivan (Doctor Who Magazine; Judge Dredd), Stuart Manning (designer of Radio Times‘ posters for the Peter Capaldi era), and Gavin Rymill (The Doctor Who Figurine Collection). In addition to stalls selling all manner of Who goodness, the Craft Zone shows youngsters how to make their own tote bags, fridge magnets, hair pins, badges, and necklaces at various times over the two-day event.
Author, Simon Guerrier (The Pirate Loop) joins Marek Kukula to examine The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who (named after their corresponding book), a show that aims to make audiences see Doctor Who in a new light; meanwhile, Dr Tamela Maciel, Space Communications Manager, Phd in radio galaxies and long time Who fan, takes us on a further journey through the science of our favourite show.
To learn more about the Science of the Time Lords, check out the National Space Centre’s site.
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