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Old 02-09-2013, 20:02
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OK, help me out.

My memory/knowledge of Classic Who is sketchy at best.

But ISTR a scene I watched as a child where some Time Lords were looking at a kind of Argos catalogue of TARDIS models.

All of them looked like variations on a theme, that theme being white police-box type models, not the rather non-descript columns featured in Name of the Doctor.

So, has vodka addled my memory, or did something like that happen in the late 70s or early 80s?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-09-2013, 20:18
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Think its the vodka mate, can't think of anything close.
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Old 02-09-2013, 20:25
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Think its the vodka mate, can't think of anything close.
Hehe.

Let's wait for other posters.

You may be right.

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Old 02-09-2013, 22:34
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OK, help me out.

My memory/knowledge of Classic Who is sketchy at best.

But ISTR a scene I watched as a child where some Time Lords were looking at a kind of Argos catalogue of TARDIS models.

All of them looked like variations on a theme, that theme being white police-box type models, not the rather non-descript columns featured in Name of the Doctor.

So, has vodka addled my memory, or did something like that happen in the late 70s or early 80s?

Thanks in advance.
I've done a full rewatch of the classics (including the reconstructions) over the last few months and there is no such scene either shown or spoken in the audio.
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Old 02-09-2013, 23:21
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I think you might have put the idea in my head because I can picture it lol. It could have been a comedy sketch out something?
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Old 03-09-2013, 20:31
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Thank you for the replies. It looks like my recollection of white-clad Time Lords looking at white-clad police boxes is False Memory Syndrome, or - as 'buzcut suggests - I have mistaken a Two Ronnie sketch as canon.

This was around 1975 or so, and I was 7 years old. Still, it's bugged me for years..
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Old 03-09-2013, 20:53
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My only memory (at about six years old) was a line of white TARDIS's in a row....and they had to pick the correct one! It may have been part of the Celestial Toymakers story ? But certainly no Time Lords!
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Old 03-09-2013, 20:56
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Thank you for the replies. It looks like my recollection of white-clad Time Lords looking at white-clad police boxes is False Memory Syndrome, or - as 'buzcut suggests - I have mistaken a Two Ronnie sketch as canon.

This was around 1975 or so, and I was 7 years old. Still, it's bugged me for years..
I was in my late teens and just discovering "herbs" at that time . However, I still don't recall anything in my recent full rewatch that matches it.
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Old 03-09-2013, 21:00
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My only memory (at about six years old) was a line of white TARDIS's in a row....and they had to pick the correct one! It may have been part of the Celestial Toymakers story ? But certainly no Time Lords!
They were all "Call Boxes" and were blue. They had to complete a game to win the chance to find the right TARDIS before The Doctor finished HIS challenge. Completing the Trilogic game.
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:48
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Thank you for the replies. It looks like my recollection of white-clad Time Lords looking at white-clad police boxes is False Memory Syndrome.
There is a scene in the Deadly Assassin (which is 1976), about 4 minutes into part 1, where a couple of the Time Lord guards (dressed in red but with trimmed in white with white shoulder pads), open a box (which looks a little like a leather bound book) of TARDIS keys (which are off-white rectangles).

I don't know if you are mis-remembering that scene?

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Old 05-09-2013, 16:49
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There is a scene in the Deadly Assassin (which is 1976), about 4 minutes into part 1, where a couple of the Time Lord guards (dressed in red but with trimmed in white with white shoulder pads), open a box (which looks a little like a leather bound book) of TARDIS keys (which are off-white rectangles).

I don't know if you are mis-remembering that scene?

Matthew
That's entirely possible. I'd need to see it.
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Old 05-09-2013, 16:58
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That's entirely possible. I'd need to see it.
Try here.
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Old 05-09-2013, 17:16
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Thank you.

Bizarrely, that clip isn't the one in my memory, but the costume of the Time Lord President is.

I (mis)remember two or three Time Lords, dressed just like that, perusing the Book of Tardises (Tardi?).

My confusion, at the time, was why would these Tardises look like police-boxes of various shapes and heights, when the Doctor's only looked like that because of the broken Chameleon Circuit?
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Old 06-09-2013, 14:05
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For some reason I recall a description of the Master's TARDIS, in its undisguised form, from the novelisation of "The Claws of Axos".
It was descriped as a low, white dome.

Maybe it is in the telly version of the story too?
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Old 06-09-2013, 14:25
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Here is a still I captured from the end of The War Games. The Doctor, Zoe and Jamie have been forced back to Gallifrey. As they exit the Doctor's TARDIS, you see a row of undisguised TARDIS machines along the wall.
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Old 06-09-2013, 18:11
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Here is a still I captured from the end of The War Games. The Doctor, Zoe and Jamie have been forced back to Gallifrey. As they exit the Doctor's TARDIS, you see a row of undisguised TARDIS machines along the wall.
Bruce, I can't see any image..
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Old 06-09-2013, 21:57
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If this is a scene from Dr Who (either misremembered or just misunderstood by your younger self) as opposed to some publicity or comedy sketch, then the Deadly Assassin or possibly the Invasion of Time would seem to be the most likely episodes it came from. Both can be found at the site CoalHillJanitor posted.

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Old 07-09-2013, 00:11
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Bruce, I can't see any image..
Let me try that AGAIN
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:14
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I've done a full rewatch of the classics (including the reconstructions) over the last few months and there is no such scene either shown or spoken in the audio.
It took you a few months? I'm currently finishing season 5 (Fury From The Deep) and it's taken me ages to get to this point! Love it though =]
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:40
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It took you a few months? I'm currently finishing season 5 (Fury From The Deep) and it's taken me ages to get to this point! Love it though =]
I'm an old crippled retired man that used to be in the Navy. I have nothing better to do then watch Doctor Who and Torchwood
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