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Skiffy Is Worldwide

Winner of "Best Use of The Clash For Fannish Reasons" prize in videography ....
... goes to the team who created this beauty, a fannish promotion from the folks bidding to hold the 2014 World Science Fiction Convention in London. Many thanks to [info]autographedcat , who brought it to the attention of the doctorwho  community, with the comment that the video was made of "pure hammered awesome." That is most elegantly, and accurately, put. It makes me want to save my shillings for a 2014 trip to the right side of the Atlantic. Firstly, because the first and only time I went to England was to attend the 1979 Worldcon, and secondly because ... The Clash! Day of the Triffids, The Prisoner, Harry Potter, V, 28 Days Later, and Doctor Who! (And others, too — if anyone can ID the animation clips, I'd be grateful.) It's a winning combination, neh?


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Apr. 12th, 2010 09:26 pm (UTC)
Duuuuude, that is ruling.
Apr. 12th, 2010 09:37 pm (UTC)
Isn't it just?
Apr. 13th, 2010 04:48 am (UTC)
No Avengers or Gerry Anderson, though? I'm hurt!
Apr. 13th, 2010 05:14 am (UTC)
Wow, I hadn't thought of that. Yeah, some Avengers would have been very nice, although I'm sure someone with a stick up their butts might have nixed it for being only surreal, and not skiffyish (although what they might have thought The Prisoner was, if not supremely surreal - yeah, I got nothin'.)

As for Gerry Anderson, what would you go for: Thunderbirds? Captain Scarlet? Fireball XL5 or (and this truly dates me as a Supermarionette Geek) Supercar?
Apr. 13th, 2010 06:45 am (UTC)
Yeah; if they include The Prisoner they have no excuse for excluding Steed & Peel.

As to a Gerry Anderson production, I'd actually use two of them: Thunderbirds and Lady Penelope & Parker (the two British characters in the show) and his live action UFO series (which had incredibly cool theme music).
Apr. 13th, 2010 05:52 pm (UTC)
I'd forgotten about the live-action show, but I think I might have seen one or two of the episodes on CBC when I was much younger.
Apr. 13th, 2010 04:57 pm (UTC)
Well, if the decision on where to hold the con was based purely on the quality of the vid, that would walk it hands down - how stunning! Thanks for the link!

There was a spot of 1984 in there, with the Big Brother is Watching You poster - haven't picked out anything else yet that you didn't get...
Apr. 13th, 2010 05:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's right, I did see Big Brother there; I'm not sure I've ever seen the film, though.
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