Sunday, 28 May 2017

Doctor Who Vs. The World's End

This hit British comedy sci-fi film was 
released by Universal in 2013, and was 
co-written by it's lead actor Simon Pegg 
and director Edgar Wright. The movie began
 life as a screenplay titled Crawl (penned by Wright in 1995), and was the final instalment
 in the 'blood and Cornetto  trilogy' which 
opened with Shaun of the Dead (2004), 
followed by Hot Fuzz (2007) all co-starred
Nick Frost. Both actors also starred in Paul 
(2011).
Screened again on Channel 4 last night, 
The World's End also featured Eddie 
Marsan, Martin Freeman, Rosamund Pike, 
Paddy Considine, Pierce Brosnan, David
 Bradley (as Basil), and thirty-nine
 Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

  • Pegg (Gary King) played the Editor in The Long Game, voiced Don Chaney for Big Finish's Invaders From Mars (2002), and narrated the first series of Doctor Who Confidential
  • Frost (Andy Knightley) was Santa Claus in Last Christmas
  • Michael Smiley (Green) was Colonel Morgan Blue in Into the Dalek, and voiced Seedleson for Creatures of Beauty (BF, 2003)
  • Bill Nighy (Voice of the Network) was Dr. Black in Vincent and the Doctor
  • Julia Deakin (Landlady) voiced Hannah Fry for Phantasmagoria (BF, 1999), and Harriet Griffin for Terror Firma (BF, 2005)
  • Ken Bones and Mark Kempner (Publicans) were the General in The Day of the Doctor and Hell Bent, and the Cabbie in Deep Breath respectivel
  • Reece Shearsmith (Collaborator) was Andrew Powell in the PROBE video spin-off stories (1995/96), Dr. Dan Matthews in the Auton VHS releases (1997/98), and starred in An Adventure in Space and Time as Patrick Troughton then in Sleep No More as Rassmussen
  • Big Finish artist Mark Donovan (Big Ugly Bastard) voiced Klemp and Ambassador for Dust Breeding (2001), Orchestrator Shol for The Sandman (2002), Sturmer for The Wormery, Gerrof for Unbound: He Jests at Scars (both 2003), Polk for The Harvest (2004), and Jackson for Survival of the Fittest (2010)
  • Scott Stevenson (Blank) made five uncredited appearances in the revived run - Man in The Rings of AkhatenThe Crimson Horror and The Name of the Doctor, a Submariner in Cold War, and a Chef in Mummy on the Orient Express
  • Jenny Bede (Instructor) voiced both Florrie and a Doctor for Absolute Power (BF, 2016)
  • Paul Kennington (Publican) was a stuntman on Rise of the CybermenThe Age of SteelArmy of GhostsDoomsday and The Doctor's Daughter
  • Alex Kaye-Besley was assistant director on The Shakespeare Code too
  • Richard Glass was the optician on The Time of the Doctor too
  • Oliver Benson, Julian Nix and Phoebe Arnstein all worked on An Adventure in Space and Time (as art department assistant, graphic designer and second assistant camera operator respectively)
  • Simon Diggins was also the ADR mixer on fifteen stories, from The Day of the Doctor to The Husbands of River Song
  • ADR recordist Rob Humpage was an assistant on Space and Time
  • Peter Gleaves was also the ADR mixer on The Magician's Apprentice, The Witch's Familiar and Under the Lake
  • Vanessa Bastyan (key fabricator) was make-up FX technician on Cold Blood
  • Mike Crowley was also SFX supervisor on eight stories, from The Girl in the Fireplace to Doomsday
  • Jeremy Braben was director of aerial photography on The Day of the Doctor too
  • prosthetics designer Waldo Mason was a SFX assistant on Aliens of London
  • Peter Hawkins also worked on prosthetic FX for seventeen episodes (from The Girl in the Fireplace to Last Christmas)
  • Gustav Hoegen (model designer) was a prosthetics technician on The Sound of Drums and Last of the Time Lords
  • Ivan Manzella was a sculptor on Dinosaurs on a Spaceship too
  • Justin Pitkethly (key sculptor) was a prosthetics technician on Planet of the Dead
  • Chris Reynolds was also SFX technician on Terror of the Vervoids and Battlefield
  • Lucia Smith was fabricator on The God Complex too
  • Vince McGahon was also the Steadicam operator on The Vampires of Venice and Vincent and the Doctor
  • Jake Polonsky was the cinematographer on Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS too
  • stunt performers Rob Cooper, Nic Goodey, Paul Kennington, Belinda McGinley, Cristian Knight, David Newton, and Chris Pollard all worked on the revived series

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