Best excuse ever…

…although typical for Florida. Busy prepping for the hurricane, so instead of giving you some new Doctor Who musings, may I refer you to my blog post from 09/06/2017, and leave you with the photo below of my garage during last year’s hurricane.



I was heading to my garage to prepare the large Dalek (yes, I have more than one) for a fan event at a local library where my daughter works. My son-in-law was on his way to my house in his pickup truck to handle the delivery.

When I tried to open the inside door to the garage, it was blocked. Peering through the small opening, I saw that one of the set walls built for a Doctor Who fanvideo had fallen and was blocking the door. Luckily, its fall had been stopped by a small cabinet, so it had not fallen completely across the door.

My first thought was to go around to the outside of the house and open the large garage door. As I attempted to lift the outside door, I felt resistance, and remembered that there were sheets tacked above the door to simulate the classic TARDIS console room walls. Not wanting to destroy the fabric ‘set walls’ or risk damaging the door, I stopped.

Returning to the inside door, I retrieved the decorated wooden pole our Club uses to smash the annual Wholiday piñata. (A gift from a fellow Who fan–thanks, Edward.) It just fit through the crack in the door and enabled me to push the set wall up enough to open the door. The Dalek was ready for transport when my son-in-law arrived.

MORAL: Who fan problems call for Who fan solutions!


The two Daleks (and a young Yeti) in front of the fabric ‘set wall.’


A view of the wooden set walls (behind the clothes rack).

The piñata stick in use.

August Additions

One more bit of news (besides what appeared in this month’s Gallifrey Guardian), from Variety:

Rare Beasts, directed by Billie Piper, will premiere at the Venice Film Festival’s Critics’ Week (Aug 28 – Sep 7). Produced by Vaughan Sivell of Western Edge Pictures in association with Moffen Media Limited, Rare Beasts is described as an anti-romcom. Piper plays Mandy, a struggling young writer and mother who comes from a dysfunctional family.

And here’s one more photo from Casselberry Library’s Fan Fest (more in the GG):