Respectful Insolence

Bummer…

Sadly, I won’t be in London for 10 more days. Consequently, I’ll be missing something really cool that’ll be happening a mere couple of blocks down the street where I’m staying now:

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I did, however, purchase a nice cast metal replica of the TARDIS at this shop, the Stamp Centre, which seems to carry a lot of science fiction stuff (particularly Doctor Who paraphernalia) as well as stamps. It’s a bit of an odd combination, but it works. In any case, the TARDIS will grace either my desk or my bookshelf.

For those of you who live in London or who will be in London on September 10, though, you might want to check this out.

Comments

  1. #1 Pharma Market Researcher
    August 31, 2007

    Very cool!

  2. #2 blf
    September 1, 2007

    What sort of a book do you paste a Tardis collection into?

  3. #3 MikeB
    September 1, 2007

    Did you check out Forbidden Planet?

  4. #4 Coin
    September 1, 2007

    I’m still really curious what Doctor Who is using Derek Jacobi for.

  5. #5 Orac
    September 1, 2007

    Don’t read the plot summaries at the BBC website or any of the fan sites. The third series finished airing in the U.K. in early July. Let’s just say that you won’t be disappointed by the three part series finale.

    As for Forbidden Planet, yes I did check it out. I loaded up on 2000 A.D. comics. Unfortunately, my wife wasn’t feeling well at the time (I think jet lag got to her, as this was early in our trip), and I never made it back.

  6. #6 Doc Bill
    September 1, 2007

    I used to have a very nice Dalek purchased from Hamley’s in London, but, alas, a pigeon stole it.

  7. #7 coz
    September 1, 2007

    Derek Jacobi was awesome in the Dr Who episodes.
    Man, very, very tempted to fly to London for that. Could bring my Cadfaels for him to sign and I’ll be reduced to a giggling girl in minutes.

    I love 2000AD, I think I gave all mine from the early ’90s to my nephew. Haven’t read any in yonks.

  8. #8 Alison
    September 2, 2007

    I am SO glad my daughter doesn’t read this blog. She already wants us to uproot the whole family and move to England. If it were David Tennant, she’d be even more vehement.

  9. #9 MikeB
    September 3, 2007

    Dont worry Alison and Coz, I’m sure the cast will be making the rounds of some of the US conventions – just like they did in the old days. As for Jacobi – I’m not going to spoil it for you…

    Actually, although Forbidden Planet can be great for some things (and there are a number of other shops like it in the surrounding area, and a Dr Who shop or two in London), its certainly cheaper to buy a lot of stuff in the States.

    I’ve just had a quick check on Amazon for DVD box sets. It turns out that they are charging £50 for the (new) season 2 in the UK, whereas the US site is charging $70 dollars – the exchange rate is still not far off 2 to 1, so the UK site is charging about £10-15 more – still rip-off Britain!

    If you like 2000AD, then the BBC might (hopefully) be featuring it in a new seres on BBC4 called ‘Comics Britannia’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/comicsbritannia/ – the 3rd episode has interviews with Alan Moore and there is a link to a page with 2000AD stuff on it http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/comics/ as well a link to the http://forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog/?p=4974 – what more could you want? There’s plenty on the BBC site, but hopefully either you’ll get it in the States (Lord knows what you’ll make of ‘The Dandy’) or someone will put it on YouTube.

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