Yes, it’s true! A new wee snippet of info from model miniature master Steve Howarth on the use of a David Tennant Doctor Who figure to stand in for Sam Rockwell…
“We were using this figure as a scale reference and it just seemed obvious that it would only be seen from a great distance and so a felt tip pen beard onto Tennant would be enough, as it turns out, more than enough.”
So next time you’re watching MOON, you now know that when you’re watching those amazing model miniature shots of the Rovers traversing the surface of the MOON, Doctor Who is behind the wheel! 🙂
To begin with, this was a two man showdown billed by @SongWarmonger as the Fight Of The Century between British Film Directors Duncan Jones (Source Code) and Joe Cornish (Attack The Block). The prize being the Science Fiction Writers of America Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation. That was until Duncan Jones decided to up the ante by asking:
@SongWarmonger where’s @neilhimself though?! This war deserves the three-way action poster this fight promises!
Neil Gaiman (Doctor Who: “The Doctor’s Wife,”) waded in with:
@ManMadeMoon I just get to watch the two of you KNOCK YOURSELVES OUT. Then steal the prize.
All this trash talk could only lead to one thing, the extension of the original bout into a full blown British Battle Royal! For which @SongWarmonger has kindly supplied an updated poster.
I don’t know about you, I can hear the spandex snapping and smell the deep heat already, this promises to be a right crotch twanger and no mistake. May the best man win!
Thanks to Marge for creating such a marvellous poster, large version available to print off and keep forever right here 🙂
I’m really sorry about this, but we somehow managed to allow MOON & SOURCE CODE Director Duncan Jones to doodle all over this picture of him, featured in the latest (June 2011) Issue of SFX Magazine.
So not only does the magazine make the noise of Doctor Who’s TARDIS when opened (true), but is also now forever marked by a British film Director.
Not sure, taking these facts into account, that it can remain here any longer, so it’s probably for the best, that it is sent to YOU.
As you may be aware, Duncan is a computer gaming demon (see above) and regularly talks gaming over on the old Twitter. This being the case, gaming related questions, will lead you to the prize. Answer these two questions correctly, and mail your answers to unklerupert (at) manmademovies.co.uk with Subject line ‘MMM SFX Competition‘
1. Name the game that aids Duncan on his trip to Rome. Duncan & Rodene’s SOURCE CODE promotional tour blog will help you with that one.
2. There’s a grand game that Duncan has mentioned in reference to one of the best effects shots in SOURCE CODE, name that game (let google be your guide).
- Competition is open until Friday 22nd April 23:59 GMT
- Competition is open to anyone in the world that wants to enter
- Signed and doodled SFX Magazine will be posted after I’ve checked my pocket money to make sure I have enough for the stamps (by recorded delivery).
If you can’t wait until then, SFX is on sale now, featuring an article where SFX pick Duncan’s brain on his influences. Good luck! 😉