If you haven’t yet made it to the National Media Museum in Bradford, Yorkshire, for its exhibit “Doctor Who and Me: 50 Years of Doctor Who Fans” (which I’ve mentioned before), you’ve got just over a week left: the exhibit closes on February 9th.
I was at the opening night of the exhibit back in November, and I figure it’s time to share some thoughts and images from the exhibit. So I’ve been doing that all this week.
Today: a last look round the exhibit.
We’ll start outside the museum, though. This poster greeted me at the train station in Bradford:
Inside the museum, there’s this portrait of one of the museum workers, who, as a fan himself, helped curate the exhibit:
(Looks like a Vermeer!)
I love this, stuck rather unobtrusively on a few walls behind displays:
This is how fans recorded episodes before VCRs:
(It’s why we have audio of some episodes that are otherwise missing.)
A Fourth Doctor scarecrow, and fan-made K9:
Fan-made Ood and Silence masks:
A scrapbook by British fan Martin Spellacey, whose collection of clippings spans 70 albums and 40 years:
(Click here for a larger version, with readable text.)
What a wonderful collection of delightful stuff.
Back outside the museum again, I spotted this in the window of a shop in Bradford City Park:
Everyone loves Doctor Who.
For items here without owner information: if you know who created them, please drop a comment or send me an email, and I’ll update the post.
(If you stumble across a cool Doctor Who thing, feel free to email me with a link.)