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Thursday, June 30, 2005

Star Tube

Hmmm. I'm not quite sure what to make of this, or how to describe it!

But just when you think you've seen every tube parody/variation, another pops along within a couple of minutes (unlike the trains themselves) to amuse you...

Perhaps you'd just better go and have a look at it, and try and make sense of it yourself!

Dr Who Tube - Update from Annie

Not exactly wild about the Star Trek tour. Looks like it was put together quickly unlike the hours that must have been spent on another sci-fi classic with a tube take. It's the Dr Who Gallifrey Underground Railway Map. It was used for a Dr Who convention in 2001. The convention's special guest was Bonnie Langford who once played The Dr's asssitant (now you can see why Billie Piper got the current role - the similarities are ....er......well, they're both women and they both used to er... "sing"). Sadly the quality of the enlargement isn't great - but some people clearly have a lot of time on their hands.

Dr Who Gallifrey Underground Map click to enlarge

The convention write up said: "One of the most popular things at Gallifrey 2001 was the Map, aka the Map of the Gallifrey Underground Railway. Based upon the Underground map of London, the Gallifrey Underground map featured eleven different 'lines' going places real and imaginary, from Gallifrey history to Doctor Who, from science fiction media to the eclectic and bizarre (Convent San Tanco, anyone?)"

The map below is a bit more readable when enlarged, unfortunately I don't know enough about Dr Who to comment much more on it. But I think the Whoies are way ahead of the Trekkies when it comes to tube parodies.

click to enlarge

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