Sunday, 22 January 2017

UFO Control Panels

I like spotting reused props in Doctor Who, as readers of the Prop Spotting Thread on Roobarb's DVD Forum will testify.

Having found something interesting in the Stones of Blood and tweeted it, I had several replies pointing out the control panel from the UFO Moonbase in the same shot. However these panels are in so many stories that it's not surprising to see them.

So then, with the aid of a few existing screencaps for my Forty Years Of Tom Baker Blog and a few google image searches, here's a quick guide to some of their many Doctor Who appearance. The list is by no means exhaustive or complete!

To start here they are in their native setting:

UFO

There's a curved central control desk plus curved panels on it and built into the walls:

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It's first Doctor Who appearance is in the Green Death:

UFO Green Death

Followed by The Time Warrior.

UFO TimeWarrior

Invasion of the Dinosaurs

UFO Dinosaurs

Monster of Peladon

UFO Monster

Genesis of the Daleks Part 1

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Part 4

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Part 6

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Hand of Fear

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Robots of Death

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Invisible Enemy

1 IE UFO

Underworld

UFO Underworld

Stones of Blood

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Armageddon Factor part two has something that might be one of the panels straightened out:

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But the real thing shows up in Mentalis' chamber in the next episode:

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Keeper of Traken

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And finally Revelation of the Daleks!

UFO Revelation

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