Weirdly enough, I’ve been having vivid dreams of Ben Kenobi, Mara Jade and Grand Admiral Thrawn wielding life-sized bent up plastic weapons each night since I redecorated my bedside table (Spoiler: I totally had  a dream that Mara Jade was in Episode VII so someone go alert Badass Digest or TMZ about that one). If I’m lucky, a dream continuing the adventures of Sylvester McCoy’s seventh Doctor Who should be next.

Weirdly enough, I’ve been having vivid dreams of Ben Kenobi, Mara Jade and Grand Admiral Thrawn wielding life-sized bent up plastic weapons each night since I redecorated my bedside table (Spoiler: I totally had  a dream that Mara Jade was in Episode VII so someone go alert Badass Digest or TMZ about that one). If I’m lucky, a dream continuing the adventures of Sylvester McCoy’s seventh Doctor Who should be next.

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Desk decorations.

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It’s worrying to think that my fake-LEGO collection might start to outnumber my LEGO collection.

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Pat Godfrey’s concept design for the costume of the Sixth Doctor, as played by Colin Baker (seen here posing in his costume for the ‘Ultimate Adventure’ stage play) and thwarted in style by John Nathan-Turner.
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Concept art for the 1996 Doctor Who TV movie from Garry Russell and Philip Segal’s making of book ‘Regeneration’. These photos are clipped from my folder of Doctor Who reference images — a black vault of useful useless images that sometimes come in handy when illustrating a Doctor Who piece. Anyway, this post marks the first in a month-long look at concept art.
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Doctor Who title sequence from ‘Time of the Doctor’, with the ‘Utterly Pretentious Wanker’ setting turned up to eleven or twelve.
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FUN FACT: Peter Jackson visually references a scene from Doctor Who’s ‘The Three Doctors’ in his ‘The Two Towers’ film. I’ll explain later.
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More than a Messiah was the Audio Visuals team’s first foray into adapting religious scripture, the original play being in part based upon the writings of Basingstoke’s fanatical Time Gate group. Not long after the release of the play, and the erection of a statue somewhat recognisable as Colin Baker, groupies in the Time Gate cult stunned the world in 1985 with a mass suicide in reaction to the hiatus of Doctor Who. A dedication to the fans lost in that horrific event precedes BBV’s later direct-to-video adaption of this play.
(Original Audio Visuals cover for More Than A Messiah from Justyce).

Audio Visuals pilot episode.
Audio Visuals season one.
Audio Visuals season two: Maenad.
Audio Visuals season two: The Mutant Phase.
Audio Visuals season two: The Destructor Contract and Vilgreth.
Audio Visuals season two: Minuet in Hell.
Audio Visuals season two: Sword of Orion.

~JLB Tosche

The Audio Visuals play Sword of Orion was the last Cyberman story that was made with the involvement of their creator, Kit Pedler. Although, by this stage, Pedler had become more machine than man — his beloved sciences had left him a twisted coiling mass of life support tubes and respirator nozzles. His palpable disappointment in the story put a final end to his inhuman suffering in the form of out-of-control heart palpitations, his last screams can be heard in the digital-only extras for the Big Finish release of this story.
(Original Audio Visuals cover for Sword of Orion from Justyce, comic by Lee Sullivan, cover for the remade play from Big Finish).

Audio Visuals pilot episode.
Audio Visuals season one.
Audio Visuals season two: Maenad.
Audio Visuals season two: The Mutant Phase.
Audio Visuals season two: The Destructor Contract and Vilgreth.
Audio Visuals season two: Minuet in Hell.
Audio Visuals season two: More Than A Messiah.

~JLB Tosche

Fandom erupted into mass hysteria over concern that the world would be conquered by self-aware robots and Daemons from the pits of hell after it learned that the unofficial fan-made Doctor Who audio play Minuet In Hell was being remade as on official fan-made Doctor Who audio play, under the worryingly self-aware working title of, One Hundred And Forty Six Minutes In Hell . (Original Audio Visuals cover for Minuet In Hell from Justyce, cover for the remade play from Big Finish).
Audio Visuals pilot episode.
Audio Visuals season one.
Audio Visuals season two: Maenad.
Audio Visuals season two: The Mutant Phase.
Audio Visuals season two: The Destructor Contract and Vilgreth.

~JLB Tosche

The fan Doctor Who plays The Destructor Contract and Vilgreth were one of the many Audio Visuals plays written, directed, performed, edited, and scored by Nicholas Briggs (the noted writer, director, performer, editor, and musician). More recently Briggs has remade these plays for Big Finish, while promoting the release of these new audio plays in Hong Kong Nicholas Briggs (AKA “Arthur Wallis”, AKA “Tom Baker”, AKA “David Warner”, AKA “THE DALEKS”) was detained by agents of destruction, terror, and the United States and was never heard of again. (Original and remastered Audio Visuals The Mutant Phase covers from Justyce, and Fan Lore).
Audio Visuals pilot episode.
Audio Visuals season one.
Audio Visuals season two: Maenad.
Audio Visuals season two: The Mutant Phase.

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The Mutant Phase was a departure for the Audio Visuals team as it was their first ‘making of’ production. However, the gambit paid off and and the harrowing interview with Terry Nation about the birth of his son, Terry Nation Estate Jr., has since been adapted into a Big Finish story and the annals of fan history. (Original and remastered Audio Visuals The Mutant Phase covers from Justyce, and Fan Lore).
Audio Visuals pilot episode.
Audio Visuals season one.
Audio Visuals season two: Maenad.

~JLB Tosche

"With Maenad now behind him, Garry Russell the young rose to the peak of BBC Cymru like a Dalek ascending to the heavens and shot down his foes at Big Finish towers like a Dalek descending to the pits of Hell (Cardiff)" — from the books of Tymewyrm, volume the first, Genesis of the Tymelarvae. (Original and remastered Maenad covers from Justyce, cover to Music from Season Two from Fan Lore).

Audio Visuals pilot episode.
Audio Visuals season one.
Audio Visuals season two: Maenad.
Audio Visuals season two: The Mutant Phase.
Audio Visuals season two: The Destructor Contract and Vilgreth.
Audio Visuals season two: Minuet in Hell.
Audio Visuals season two: Sword of Orion.
Audio Visuals season two: More Than A Messiah.

~JLB Tosche

The Audio Visuals line of Doctor Who stories are notable for featuring the most vibrant colour scheme ever seen in the history of the show, being only slightly more diverse than the use of blue, red, and a slightly darker shade of blue on the new series of Doctor Who. (Audio cassette scans from Justyce).

FUN FACT: Following their pilot episode, ‘The Space Wail' (originally subtitled “in space only the Otacousticions -scrappy little beings from the Crabs Nebula with ears the size of planets- can hear you wail…”), the Audio Visuals team launched a full series of Doctor Who plays — starring Nicholas Briggs as the Doctor.

Audio Visuals pilot episode.
Audio Visuals season one.
Audio Visuals season two: Maenad.
Audio Visuals season two: The Mutant Phase.
Audio Visuals season two: The Destructor Contract and Vilgreth.
Audio Visuals season two: Minuet in Hell.
Audio Visuals season two: Sword of Orion.
Audio Visuals season two: More Than A Messiah.

~JLB Tosche

The pilot episode of the Audio Visuals line of Doctor Who audio plays, themselves precursors to the BBV, Big Finish, Magic Bullet, and Pisces audio play ranges. (Audio Visuals flyer illustrated by Tim Keable, remastered cover art by Anthony Townsend, audio cassette scans from Justyce).

FUN FACT #1: ‘The Space Wail’ is now used by psychologists to describe the condition of contracted dissapointment that many Doctor Who fans were afflicted with following the airing of ‘The Beast Below’.

FUN FACT #2: ‘The Beast Below’ was a colloquial term used in the halls and elevator shafts of BBC Broadcasting House to refer to Gary Downie’s penis.

Audio Visuals season one.
Audio Visuals season two: Maenad.
Audio Visuals season two: The Mutant Phase.

~JLB Tosche