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Nov 18, 2006

Meet The Authors: James Coleman

Up until now, I have been content to lie in mystery, unobserved and unknown by all around me. This was partly to preserve some ambiguity, much like a certain character I could mention, but mostly because I couldn't figure out how to upload pictures. But now I'm determined to learn how to do it, and here is where I begin.

Age: 19Pose_1
Location: Sheffield, UK
Homepage: Nope.
Earliest Dr Who memory: Must be a repeat, but the Doctor and Sarah leaving the TARDIS in a black and white Invasion of the Dinosaurs.
Favourite Doctor Who TV Story of all-time: Oooh, that's a difficult one. I suppose for simplicity's sake, I'll say The Talons of Weng Chiang. The deerstalker just pushes it that far ahead.
And on the opposite end of the spectrum: Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways.
Favourite Doctor: I like them all! I suppose I have a fondness for Sylvester McCoy, but I don't know why...
Favourite Companion: Sorry it's obvious, but Sarah Jane.
Favourite Doctor Who Novel: Nope. Someday I'll read them, but at the moment I think there's too many to get started on. I have a very addictive personality, and there's hundreds of them! My dad likes World Game.
Favourite Doctor Who Audio: Haven't listened to many, but so far it's the new "I, Davros", the Innocence one.
Favourite Doctor Who Website: Tachyon-TV
Favourite non-Who Website: Wikipedia
Favourite Film: The Muppet Christmas Carol.
Favourite TV Show: Angel
I enjoy listening to: The Everly Brothers.
I enjoy reading: Douglas Adams, Philip Pullman
Other sci-fi I enjoy: Red Dwarf
Thing that irritates me the most: Things which are terrible yet incredibly popular. Plays which are meant to "challenge the actors" or "make the audience really think about the social/moral issue". When I'm in an audience, I want to enjoy the show!
Favourite joke: What's green and can't climb trees? A pool table.
Guilty Pleasures: I feel no guilt, but I suppose "The Bill" and "Coronation Street" have provided me with some shame over the last few years.
Reasons for Blogging: The chance to say what I want and not be told to shut up. It doesn't matter if no-one reads what I put, but at least I'll have put it!

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James, are you sure you're not mixing up your 'Invasion of the Dinosaurs' memory with when Hartnell puts an 'out of order' sign on the TARDIS at the start of 'The War Machines' - a story you may have caught following its 1997 video release..?

Not sure I remember a similar scene in IOTD, but then it has been a long time since I've seen it.

No, it's definitely Jon Pertwee with Sarah Jane. I'm pretty sure it's IotD, but it could be another season 11 one. It might not have been black and white, it might have been a black and white TV.

No it's definitely William Hartnell with Dodo. In 'The War Machines':


The phones were out of order too though (obviously) in 'Invasion of the Dinosaurs'.

Just dug out IotD, and you're right, it's not there. I remember the rest of the scene exactly, but I was sure that that had the out of order sign in it.

Funny thing is, I don't think I've ever seen The War Machines. I don't remember ever seeing it. Huh.

Was it in a season trailer perhaps? They did something similar for the 1979 season where the Doctor hangs a sign saying 'DO NOT DISTURB BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1st'.

How ironic, Coleman, as I got World Game for christmas last year, and My da' immediately hijacked it and read through three chapters before I offered to let him borrow it.

I got it back in September. He enjoyed himself, though.

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