Published on December 1st, 2010 | by Christian Cawley
Before we go one, a brief candid moment. The chaps at Radio Times sent me two lenticulars, one of the Doctor and Amy in the TARDIS and another of the Paradigm Daleks rolling across Westminster Bridge in yet another recreation of that classic Doctor Who scene.
They told me “review one, give the other away” – but that’s not good is it? If you saved up and bought the lenticulars through the Radio Times, you would get both.
So the lucky winner gets both from us, and we get an empty lenticular-sized space in the reception hall of Kasterborous Towers. We’ll probably put up another Anthony Dry illustration or something…
But before then – the review. And let’s face it, there isn’t much by the way of negativity I could say about these is there? What you’re entering the competition for is two A3 sized lenticular images, one of the Doctor and Amy in the TARDIS and one of three Paradigm Daleks on Westminster Bridge with Spitfires flying overhead.
Both images are striking, pleasing to look at and are in the 3D format we associate with modern lenticulars, which work by layering different elements of an image that can be viewed at different angles, presenting an illusion of staggered movement and depth.
The strange surface of lenticular images is, according to Wikipedia, due to “a series of cylindrical lenses molded in a plastic substrate” which sounds like something the Doctor would say. So it seems pretty apt that he should be in one, doesn’t it?
Seriously though, these are great prizes – or gifts if you choose to give them away, and I imagine given their limited edition status (available as they are only through Radio Times for Â£15) they might be worth putting away for posterity…
You want a question now, don’t you? Here we go then.
In which Doctor Who serial was the original shot of the Daleks rolling over Westminster Bridge featured?
Answers should be sent to this and only this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
As ever if any entries are recived after the closing date of midnight GMT on Sunday, 5th December 2010 then they will sadly be discarded.