After a busy week I’ve finally got the time to post my second part of my trip to the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff Bay. Please note this post does contain the odd spoiler…
Firstly – the ones that used to scare me the most when I was little (and occasionally now!) – the Cybermen. It was interesting to see the development of the Cyberman over time. Not surprisingly the older ones, which I vaguely remember from behind the sofa, seemed more frightening, I think it was the gapey mouth!
Next up, some of the more recent ‘New Who’ baddies – The Foretold (or Mummy) – pretty creepy… One of my favourite episodes of David Tennant’s regime was The Girl in the Fireplace – here is one of the Clockwork Droids. I must admit to a ridiculous thought as I walked past that it was going to move!
Two more of the most sinister looking enemies of recent years follow – the Peg Dolls and the Smilers (or Winders), together with one of the naughtier Silurians (cover your ears Madame Vastra). In the reception area they had a Smiler booth – I was very loathe to approach it, what a coward!
No Doctor Who enemies collection would be complete without the ubiquitous Daleks. My little cousin had great fun with the Dalek on the right as you could climb into him and control his weapons.
With all these baddies around, thankfully The Doctor does have some friends to help him on the way, old and new. Firstly the Face of Boe (AKA Captain Jack), and one from my childhood (yes, I am that old!!), with a brief reappearance in David Tennant’s reign, K-9.
Finally, some of my favourite recurring characters – the Paternoster Gang – Jenny, the Silurian Madame Vastra and the Sontaran Strax. They (particularly Strax) seem to get the best lines! My favourite is from Strax: “I suggest a full frontal assault with automated laser monkeys, scalpel mines and acid.”
So it’s well worth a trip to Cardiff Bay to visit the Exhibition, and on the way through you get to save the world as well (no spoilers on that, but it’s great fun, interactive and a little bit scary!!)