K-9 Craft

Here’s the pattern for the K-9 ornament, as it appeared in the Guardians of Gallifrey’s 1996 yearbook:

Using glue to affix the tabs works better than tape. K-9 can sit on a shelf as-is, or you can use tape to attach a loop of string and turn him into an ornament.

Enjoy (and stay safe)!


Dalek Craft

Here’s the pattern for the Dalek ornament (as seen on the Who tree at past Guardian Wholiday Parties, now given out at SF events).

Cut out each figure, also cutting the many parallel lines at the top of each Dalek. Roll the paper into a cone shape and glue the side flap. Fold each of the strips at the top of the Dalek over each other, then tape down. The finished product can be seen here, with the small TARDIS craft and a K-9.

You can make your Daleks on white or color paper, or color them as you like before cutting them out. Attach a loop of thread to the top to hang as an ornament, or just stand them up for display. Make your own finger-sized Dalek army, or enlarge the pattern for more variety!

Next time:  K-9.


Don’t Blink!

Upside to downtime during the lockdown:  playing Legos with family, especially when we can give it a Doctor Who twist. Don’t say I didn’t warn you…

You blinked, didn’t you?

More DW News

Here’s some that missed the Gallifrey Guardian:

As a shared viewing for two, Mandip Gill and Sacha Dhawan, in coordination with BBC America, chose to simultaneously watch Spyfall while tweeting with the #SpyMaster hashtag. A sampling of their Tweets:
Really thought I’d get to wear my police uniform again…but what a good boss.
Did you know when we stepped into O’s hut (South Africa), we were back in Cardiff!!
There he is!!! Loved playing ‘O’. At this point I hadn’t even looked at the script pages for The Master… In order for the reveal to work it was easier to play them as two separate people.
This was the first I was revealing The Master to anyone. I was having fun but I was genuinely terrified!! The crew were so brilliant that day allowing me to bounce all over the place.
Dhawan described the last scene in Spyfall, Part Two as particularly difficult because he had to memorize a three-minute monologue.

Candy Jar Books has free-for-download short stories in The Lucy Wilson Mysteries series. In Copy/Paste by Jonathan Macho, Lucy is locked down with her family and has to save the world at a time when she can’t even leave her house. The story includes a special message from Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart (Lucy’s grandfather). In Sweet Revenge by Paul W. Robinson, Lucy is still stuck in isolation, away from her best friend and getting bored…but aliens aren’t following the lockdown rules. To download, visit the Candy Jar Books website.

And here’s the link to the skit with Catherine Tate as schoolgirl Lauren, currently struggling with being remotely educated by her teacher, played by David Tennant, from BBC One’s The Big Night In.


The following info did appear in the Gallifrey Guardian, but deserves repeating. If you have enjoyed the global viewings and extra stories and videos that have been created for them, please give back if you can.  Everyone involved in making the videos specially written as companion pieces to the global viewings contributed their time and talent for free. You can show your appreciate by donating to The Film and TV Charity’s COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, to support the creative community which has been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. https://justgiving.com/fundraising/doctorwholockdown

Doctor Who writers and other creatives continue to provide new content to encourage fans at this time of isolation and anxiety; most can be found at BBC’s Doctor Who website:
New short story by Joy Wilkinson, The Simple Things https://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/doctorwho/entries/3ac9b498-fbdb-4687-8044-bf167a17beff
New short story by Paul Cornell, The Shadow Passes https://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/doctorwho/entries/ea758c64-014d-40f3-ba6f-3136207abfa2
New short story by Steven Moffat, The Terror of the Umpty Ums https://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/doctorwho/entries/a094ba61-81b2-465b-9b87-2f509fe2a117
New short story by Pete McTighe, Press Play https://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/doctorwho/entries/0f866ddb-21fd-47e0-80c2-0f7da6ac64a8
Don’t miss the Fun and Games page, with virtual reality, quizzes, coding games, stories, crafts–and be sure to check out the “Makes” sub-page! https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2qyNmF9cjkvhcQHWXCdj5jl/makes


TARDIS Craft – again

As mentioned previously, here is the pattern I used for the full-page paper TARDIS featured (and autographed) in my 2013 Whovian vacation articles on the GoG Blog’s “New Series” page. To construct, follow the directions from the small TARDIS ornaments craft post of April 5.



May the Fourth be with Jodie!

Jodie Whittaker has joined Brian Cox and Ewan McGregor to support the Geeky T-Shirt awareness drive and fundraiser for a charity helping terminally children in Scotland. Children’s Hospices Across Scotland is better known as CHAS, a charity which provides vital hospice care services throughout Scotland to support the whole family. As part of the Share Your Joy campaign, on May 4th, CHAS are encouraging the public to show allegiance to their favourite science-fiction, fantasy, cartoon or musical hero and by virtue the charity itself, by digging out their favourite geeky t-shirt to wear on the day. Participants are encouraged to share their efforts online and donate just £3 by texting ‘Geeky 3’ to 70450. The event also included a ‘Big Geeky Quiz’ on Facebook Live, hosted by CBeebies actor James Mackenzie. CHAS has had to dramatically transform the way in which it provides its services and have set up Scotland’s first-ever virtual hospice to support children and families who are having to completely self-isolate. CHAS family support teams are also offering an expanding range of interactive activities, art clubs, storytelling and conference calls to children and parents.