Sci-Fi art – Doctor Who: ShipWreck

Back in 1994, I created an A2 sized art work for a competition at the then `Who-7′  convention held at Crystal Palace.  I submitted a detailed 1 meter model of the Blakes-7 ship Liberator, a Cyberman mask, and 2 pieces of art work. Of course it was the cyberman mask that won first prize, and I got the prize on stage from non other than Colin Baker (6th Doctor.. `my Doctor’).

As this year is when Doctor Who celebrates 50th anniversary in November 2013 (23rd November makes Doctor Who a Sagittarian!)..I dug out the art work and revamped it a bit with help of my graphic software (darken colours, add space background etc).

In this art work, you can see 13 TARDISes..   one for each of the Doctors ..(in the future that is… as there can only be 13 incarnations..  We are currently on 11th incarnation with Matt Smith).  And it looks like all the time-lines have been messed up (crossed), and all the Doctors have been pulled into one place..   where all the TARDISes have crashed…or materialized …and locked one into another!   (They are coming through a vortex.. which looks rather like a `question’ mark 🙂

Funny thing is..  I did the original work in 1994.

Doctor Who- Shipwreck (TARDIS crash) - sci-fi art by Mani Navasothy 1997 & 2013
Doctor Who- Shipwreck (TARDIS crash) – sci-fi art by Mani Navasothy 1997 & 2013

And few years ago, we’ve had `Time Crash’   – a Children in Need special, where 10th Doctor (David Tennant) and 5th Doctor (Peter Davison) meet inside the TARDIS..  by some accident!  (shortly before the TARDIS crashes into a spaceship Titanic!)

Not only that, few years ago, we’ve also seen the Matt Smith episode `The Doctor’s Wife’   where…outside the normal universe, on an alien `planetoid’, the TARDIS lands..  and it turns out to be a place where many other TARDISes have crashed before..  what with so much of the wrecks strewn all over.

Similar concepts.  But I got there some 17 years before! 🙂

Still they haven’t done this idea (yet)..   May be they will ..?

-Mani Navasothy

MAni with Colin Baker-Doctor-who-convention-1997  (withCyberman head mask that won 1st prize in art competition)
MAni with Colin Baker-Doctor-who-convention-1994 (with Cyberman head mask that won 1st prize in art competition)

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