Thomas R. Grant

Dr. Who Get's The Mail – Part 1, an Amiga Animation by Thomas R. Grant

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Dr. Who Get's The Mail – Part 1

Dr. Who travels through space, and decides to go check his mail on Earth.

This huge animation has taken me many months to do. I used some very old programs to create the 3D images: Aegis Modeler 3D, Aegis VideoScape. Other Programs that I used: Dpaint 4.6 & 5.2 for the Anim and fix ups; Deluxe Video III to put the Anim together; Dopus 4.12 & 5.11; CygnusEd V3.5. Amiga 1200, 16 Meg Ram. Hope you like it.

(Thomas R. Grant)

This short was inspired by the British science fiction television programme 'Doctor Who'. The programme depicts the adventures of a mysterious alien time-traveller (called a 'Time Lord') known as 'the Doctor' who travels in his time and spaceship, the 'TARDIS', which normally appears from the exterior to be a blue 1950s police box.

A TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension(s) In Space) is a product of the advanced technology of the Time Lords, an extraterrestrial civilization to which the Doctor, belongs. A properly maintained and piloted TARDIS can transport its occupants to any point in time and space. The interior of a TARDIS is much larger than its exterior, which can blend in with its surroundings through the ship's 'chameleon circuit'. In the series, the Doctor pilots an unreliable, obsolete Type 40 TARDIS, whose chameleon circuit is faulty, leaving it locked in the shape of a 1950s-style London police box after a visit to London in 1963.

The Doctor's companion 'K-9' is a highly intelligent mobile computer, constructed in the shape of a dog and equipped with an extensive database, sophisticated sensors and a laser weapon built into his nose.

The villains in the 'Doctor Who' universe are the 'Daleks' who are 'Kaled' mutants in a tank-like mechanical armour shells from the planet 'Skaro'. Their chief role in the great scheme of things, as they frequently remark in their instantly recognisable metallic voices, is to 'Exterminate!' all beings inferior to themselves.

© Walter Randelshofer. All rights reserved. Animations used under permission.