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Published on July 11th, 2010 | by Patrick Riley

K-9 On Display

If you’re in the Portsmouth area, you may be interested in the new Alien Invasion exhibition at the Portsmouth City Museum.

Doctor Who's robot companion K9And even though everyone’s favourite tin dog is more robot and less alien, you’ll find there an original K-9 prop from the 1970s sitting proudly on display!  The internationally-acclaimed artificial companion of the Doctor is featured next to a small-scale version of the even more world-famous TARDIS!

In addition to these two Whovian artifacts, 58 other models and costumes representing nearly every corner of the realm of sci-fi pop up, including Red Dwarf, Alien, Predator, Lost in Space, and a hurricane of Star Wars items, such as an Ewok, Darth Vader, and the Dalek-wannabe R2-D2.

Portsmouth-based media entity The News cites Dr. Lincoln Geraghty, speaking at the exhibition’s opening on 26 June, as saying,

“The exhibition reminds us all just how significant science fiction film and television are within popular culture. The range of props and costumes just shows how much the genre has had an impact on us and our viewing habits.”

Of course, if the Portsmouth City Museum is looking for “a range of props and costumes,” why don’t they just showcase an all-Doctor-Who exhibit?

If you’d like to see the Alien Invasion for yourself, drive over to Museum Road, which is near Portsmouth Grammar School, anytime between 10AM and 5PM until January 2011.

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Patrick is a temporal hitchhiker who spends most of his time in the future. His favourite Doctor is the Fourteenth. If you're especially lucky, you might even hear him tweet to all you merry folk in the past @10PatrickRiley.




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