Posted 10-02-2010 at 14:10
This appears to be quite recent. Scott Frankton writes: Well it certainly was a mad thing to go to Stonehenge and see the filming, but I canít tell you how amazing it was seeing the Neolithic stones list up in the mist laden night sky. This is going to be such an iconic and epic scene in the finale. I canít wait to see it!
We arrived there about 8.30, and there was nothing to see, lights had been placed around the stones, but hadnít been switched on. Over the next hour or so dozens of cars arrived, a coach full of extras and [special effects technician] Danny Hargreaves amongst others.
Things kicked off around 11pm with Matt, Karen (in that dressing gown again) and River Song all rehearsing a scene in the middle of the stones. Braziers, propane bottles and a smoke machine were also being used. Unfortunately after about 10 minutes the heavans (sic) opened. I do wonder why they waited so long to film when it was pitch black by 6pm and not a drop of rain in sight. I do hope they managed to brave the elements, cos the cold was more than enough for us to contend with just watching!
I was watching the video with my son the other day. In the Stones of Blood the stone circle is supposed to be in Cornwall. The writer gives the Doctor some intelligent comments about Borlase and his work as he tries to impress the lady archaeologist in the story. The story revolves around hilarious menacing polystyrene stones that walk.
[ This message was edited by: Andy B on 2010-02-16 15:54 ]
Posted 16-02-2010 at 18:30
I remember someone saying that Hound Tor on Dartmoor was the site of one early episode of Dr Who. The rugged tors are ideal for weird scenery backdrops!
(Pertwee comes to mind? Or wasn't he a Doctor? )
Posted 16-02-2010 at 20:34
I'm trying to think of other ancient sites used in Doctor Who - Aldbourne Four Barrows was used for the opening scenes of the classic Jon Pertwee episode The Daemons, when the barrow is opened. "The Doctor becomes alarmed on seeing television coverage of an archaeological dig by a Professor Horner into an ancient barrow near the village of Devil's End. He hurries to the scene."