The original post can be found on my Doctor Who webpage. This is a very slightly edited version with less pictures, but it does have the one NSFW (the nudity is mild, and silly, but better safe than sorry) picture of yours truly that is the point of the piece.
So here’s the thing. Chuck McKenzie had a Dalek on loan in his shop, Notions Unlimited. I had to go down to Melbourne for a funeral, so I was going to make time to drop in, both to see Chuck and the Dalek. Then a mutual friend, Helen, posed naked with the Dalek, and I realised two things – Chuck was totally okay with the idea, and I was so doing this!
But with all due respect to Helen, I was a little disappointed when I saw her pics. Full credit to her for doing it! So many people would talk about it and never have been game to actually go through with it. It’s not about the nudity in the same way that pulling the famous ‘King of the World’ pose from Titanic is not about seriously thinking you look as good doing it.
You see, I’m an obsessive fanboy purist. I get annoyed when people call the TARDIS central column the ‘Time Rotor,’ when the first time that device is mentioned, Vicki is clearly pointing to part of the console, not the central column. I hate the whole ‘six people to fly a TARDIS’ thing, when the console was originally designed to be operated by one person, and there are plenty of Time Lords shown to be working their ships fine without five helpers.
And I don’t think you can really claim to have done the ‘Full Katy Manning’ without doing your best to replicate the original iconic pose.
I can prove it is an iconic photo a few ways.
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