Thursday 16 January 2014

Ken Trew RIP

Today the television news was full of the sad death of Roger Lloyd Pack, who played John Lumic in Rise of the Cybermen.

But today also saw the sad passing of costume designer Ken Trew, who was pivotal in the creation of The Seventh Doctor’s look.

Ken was credited on 26 episodes, dating from the early 1970s with Jon Pertwee in Terror of the Autons; and the Fifth Doctor story Snakedance.

Later he worked on the Colin Baker story The Mysterious Planet; before taking on the designing of the Seventh Doctor’s costume in his debut story, Time and the Rani.

He returned to design costumes for further McCoy adventurers, Remembrance of the Daleks, Ghost Light, The Curse of Fenric and Survival.

By working on Terror of the Autons AND Survival, he held the unusual honour of designing the first and last appearances of The Master in the classic series.

Ken appeared on a number of DVD releases talking about his work on the series, sharing his time with us.

As well as Doctor Who, Ken worked on a variety of television series, including The Onedin Line, Bergerac, A Very Peculiar Practice (starring Peter Davison) and Doomwatch.

He will be greatly missed.

Thursday 9 January 2014

Battle Of The Heamovores

As you know, I keep my eyes open for you on eBay and bring you the bits and pieces of screen worn costumes that come up for sale from time to time.

A real trend lately has been the selling of discarded pieces of the prosthetic masks made for the series, particularly the Silurians from Warriors Of The Deep and the Heamovores from Curse Of Fenric.

It would appear that there are a couple of sellers plying their wears on eBay. Here is what one of them is currently offering.

The Curse Of Fenric
Haemovore skin

Dr Who Original Screen Used Prop from the story 'The Curse of Fenric' This is a great piece.

Dr Who props have become scare due to the new interest. This is from my own collection. There are hardly any of these around. Grab a piece of History before it is too late.

I did have a Certificate of Aunthenticity but I cant find it- I will add it in if I find it. Amazing piece.