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Doctor Who Fan Filming at Windsor, UK (Imaginarium Productions)

On 30th October 2014, my friends and I drove up to Windsor Town – yes, same place where Royal Windsor Castle is!    It was for filming scenes of one of our  fan DrWho video stories – previously called `CyberGenesis’   (I;ll come to that in a bit).    The story involves  `our’ Doctor  suddenly appearing (No TARDIS)  in Windsor, and getting caught up in a plot by a mysterious villain called The Shaman – who seems to have found the perfect way to blackmail the Doctor – and force him to steal an artefact from  Windsor Castle itself!!

We filmed outside the castle, and then went to the Windsor Great Park – that’s a great big forest!    To do more location shots..   Filming continued few days later in another woods..

Here’s a short fun video that my sister filmed of us  (cast and crew) on that day in Windsor. 🙂

And now here’s the exciting bit..    We are almost close to wrapping up the filming for `this’ series…(7 stories)..and will soon start editing and uploading online- where you can watch it for free (from late November onwards!)

That’s not all..    We start pre-production on the `next series’ to be  filmed from Spring 2015 onwards and shown  from early Summer 2015.       I say `series’ but to be honest, it’s a rolling schedule..    We’ll fil, edit and show..and film..and onwards..   As and when our stories are complete.    We are entirely dependant on friends’ and fellow fans’ support, participation and even creative contributions..

Cyberhern cometh
Mani Navasothy (Exec.Producer of Imaginarium Productions, wearing the `Occult Cyberman’ costume…at Winter London Film & Comic Convention (and standing proudly next to a `classic’ 90’s Cyberman !)

WE are Looking for YOU to join us!!

So contact me..   via our website e-mail, or comments in our youtube channel, or by liking our facebook page..

-Mani Navasothy

ps.   The story we are filming is no longer to be titled as `CyberGenesis’. This is due to the shocking discovery that the BBC’s own Doctor Who story `Dark Water/ Death in Heaven’ starring Peter Capaldi as The Doctor – showed very similar concepts to our original version (which we had been writing/ working on since December 2013!!!     If we carried on the same ideas, fans would be  bored, or might say, they copied the BBC’..  So we have had a rethink and are changing some of the concepts..   and removing the emphasis on The Cyberman..and putting it on…Hern..  a horned God/ mythological figure that roams Windsor Great PArk..

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Lucifer’s Legacy – Doctor Who Imaginarium Fan production- coming soon!

Doctor Who Imaginarium – is the name of our Fan Production Series…yes series..!   It all started as a fun photoshoot in London outside that `Earl’s Court TARDIS’   on Christmas Eve last year (24th Dec’2013)  .. and before we know it, we were frantically doing an actual (spontaneous) episode  in January this year (2014)..  just days before my friend Sandra Tena was flying back to Mexico.

Then my mind got churning..  ideas started to flow..   I figured I needed a team..and more `Doctors’.

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So by the time Sandra came back to Uk in late June’14,   there was a whole plan in motion..

Zip forward to today..   we have filmed 5-6 stories…and 2-3 are in pre-production..  (that means I am working on scripts and stories – in my sleep, in my showers, in the trains & buses and on my laptop.. 🙂  and it also means various rooms of my home are in chaos..with half created masks, costumes and props..).

Did I say we took a full size (cardboard) Dalek and filmed on top of the Glastonbury Tor?    Did I also say that we are going to Windsor Great Park / Castle…next week…to film another story?   Oh..I just did…Jolly good.

It all starts with a new beginning to the history (pre-history) of Gallifrey..   There’s Kronos, there’s a Dark Guardian of Time..and there’s Lucifer..   but not the one you think you know..

We have new age DAlek-Om, meditating Cybermen in Afterlife, Alpha-Centauri, the Great Vampire (not as you’ve seen them before), zombies, a mysterious Morgaine, a time travelling gene splicing Shaman.  amongst many things…

Oh..and a female Doctor..!

Didn’t I say?   🙂

I’ll be starting a new blog for all updates on this..but for now..  this post is a launch pad!

-Mani Navasothy

(Executive Producer/ Director)

ps.   If you are living near London, and like to join our fan production for our series#2 in 2015,  get in touch with me soon..  I am looking for cast members, production team members for all of the following –  story writing, script editors, directors, camera/ filming, photography,  prop/costume makers, cosplayers, help with transport and pretty much everything a video production needs!!  🙂    This first series has been done very much with my close circle of 10+ friends… where we’ve doubled-tripled up to do so much.. So we are looking to develop wider and bigger..   🙂

Check out our facebook fan page.. at https://www.facebook.com/ImaginariumProductions

Links to video teasers:

Doctor Who Imaginarium opening title (test)

Doctor Who Imaginarium – Sandra Tena in the Doctor

Doctor Who Imaginarium – Stephen Cole is the  Doctor

Doctor Who Imaginarium – Mani Navasothy is NOT the Doctor

Doctor Who Imaginarium – TARDIS sabotage

Doctor Who Imaginarium – Prologue teaser – Lucifer’s Legacy

Doctor Who: The Jesus Incident..and other such musings..!

Time Travellers are often seen meddling with every other religious or historical events.. The most famous of all – The Doctor (Doctor Who) has been seen going in and out of so many events..  Not just historical ones..but many world religious myths and related ideas or names have been used in Dictor Who..   and over the years, I have enjoyed spotting them..   But suddenly..  one day..  it’s all too much!

Deva Loka is not a planet where the snake beast Mara lives..  but it is the `heavenly’ place for Hindus, where Devas live.  Christmas is not a backwater planet..  but an actual festive event.  Barcelona …well, that’s a place in Europe..

Ashta Varada..  well, that sounds awfully like a name from a Hindu myth..  and the first name `Ashta’ actually means the number 8..   (as in `Ashta Luxmi’ refers to 8 Goddess Luxmi’s    just as Dasa means number 10..!

DrWho Jesus Incident - Resurrection Casket -fan art by Mani Navasothy 2014
DrWho Jesus Incident – Resurrection Casket –fan art by Mani Navasothy 2014

And Incarnations..(Avatars)..   Shall we look to the oldest pagan religion of the East..  Hinduism.. and to the forms Lord Vishnu (protector) has taken ..anything from a giant Fish, Turtle, Wild Boar, Human-Lion hybrid Narasimar, Rama, Krishna and Kalki, Mohin (female) and more..? or the 64 incarnations that Lord Shiva took to appear on Earth to test and greet his devotees?   No one ever went 2000 years back..to the small Crypt where a dead man’s body vanished.. through a stone door seal..   He was seen later ..not the same..but his friends recognised him. Sounds familiar?  Am talking about the Jesus Incident!

So..I got to thinking..  about using some of the Christian mythologies (the don’t have mythologies as such do they? They call it Bible Stories..  written records of what really happened..  not myths!)

I got to thinking ..what of the time travelling Doctor Who was there…2,000 years ago..  when all that crucifixion was taking place..?   It just lends itself so easily..  more so than any other myths …a dead boy..   a closed crypt sealed by a stone door..    dead-man coming back to life..  Won;t it make a classic Doctor Who story?

Why have they not written one..then?

Oh wait.. They don’t want to offend the Christians..  Right…I forgot about that.

That’s okay,,,keep plundering other religious stories, names and concepts..   Those people won;t mind..   Go on..  talk about the trans-dimensional mountain that’s lighter than it looks..and floats down to Mohammed..   show the Bodhi tree ..and the transcendental Light Creatures that merged with Buddha..   Why stop at the savages of Mayas and Aztecs, Marco Polo.. Take a pot shot at Mythras while ya at it too..   Roman Cult meetings with blood of freshly killed Bull pouring down the new initiate in an underground chamber..  That’s got high ratings written all over it..

Have I made my point ?  More importantly..  before you send me fan mail ( or hate mail) have you understood the point I am making? 🙂

Best Wishes

-Mani Navasothy

ps.    This story starts with The Meddling Monk.. a renegade Time Lord..   And on the planet Jehruz-al-om,  2,000 yrs ago.., a fixed point in time was tampereded with!  And the Universe has been suffering the consequences ever since.. !    Thankfully, another Time Lord (or Lady) is about to visit that planet.. and that will lead to one thing.. the thing that you and I and the rest of history had thought happened in the first place!!   Do you want to know more..?  :-p

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Doctor Who Imaginarium – site for fan art, fiction & videos