The Beeblebrox Company is responsible for Doctor Who fan films featuring Laurence Klein, David Kalat, Neil Nadelman and Charlie Anders. In its early years the bbc was moved from North Carolina to Connecticut by its proprietor, Peter Fagan.
Full cast features Edit
Short subjects Edit
- Doctor Who Surprise! (1984)
- The Dillard Report (12 episodes, 1985-1988)
- Time Trap (1985)
- The Doctor Meets Voltron (1985)
- Resurrection of the Dayleks (1985)
- The TARDIS Adventure (1988)
- Temporary Exile (1989)
- The Beeblebrox Incident (1986)
- Twubcrawl (2011)
- The Prisoner and the Time Lord (full cast feature, 2001)
- When Doctors Collide! (short subject, 2003)
A band of strangers were united in the production of a short fan film on June 16th, 1984 at a small Doctor Who event occupying a few rooms on the North Carolina State University campus. The Beeblebrox Company name was scrawled for the first time on a sheet of paper used for the end credits.
The local fan club had a full-sized wooden police box on hand but the nascent film crew still needed a Time Lord. Almost on cue, a young man with a striking resemblance to Tom Baker strode out of a video room. He sported a pair of untenable track shorts but a few seconds later his brother, Laurence Klein, emerged sporting a pair of scholarly tweed slacks and The Beeblebrox Company had its Doctor.
Dark Alliance Edit
The Fourth Doctor and Sarah take on The Grand Alliance of the 39th Century, a gathering of baddies in advance of the delegation seen in 'The Daleks' Master Plan.' Daleks, Cybermen and others meet at a castle in the forests of Felis Catus, where local monarch Princess Felina matches wits with The Master. The serial was written by Peter Fagan and Zebulon Record reporter Cee Em Cartier under the pseudonym David Agnew.
Cee Em's daughter Jenny played a very young Sarah Jane Smith and the pink-striped overalls she wore are famous. They were sewn in 1983 to match Sarah's outfit from 'The Hand of Fear' and Elisabeth Sladen was charmed by the homage when she met the pair at a Whovain Festival that summer. Later the actress dressed her own daughter in the same way and in recent years fan film producer Jennifer Adams Kelley has followed suit.
The Vardans and the Nestene send Autons to Earth to broadcast Theta-G, a mind-controlling radio wave. In Raleigh , The Doctor and Adric are told of the plot by escapees from the Vardan ship. When the Vardans capture the TARDIS, local student Davyd and his Midget Mk III come to the rescue. Theta-G was written by Peter and Sir Laurence.
The story follows on from 'Resurrection of the Daleks,' where the Supreme Dalek claims undercover duplicates have been placed in strategic positions on Earth. Half the serial was shot in North Carolina and half in Connecticut; the two crews met for the first time at the premiere in NC.
The Dillard Report EditThis semi-ficticious talk show showcased new fan films in tapes mailed to North Carolina from the 'bbc North' gang in Connecticut. The host was an old photograph of Pete's friend Chris Dillard, with blinking mouth animation and a voice Pete based on Jack Horkheimer .
Guests were presented in similar fashion and included Ronald Reagan, Max Headroom and Fernando Llamas. Interviews led to comedic, fictional adventures that crossed over into the showcased films. The real Chris Dillard appeared in some of Pete's original films; the animated Chris eventually appeared as a character in one of the Beeblebrox short subjects.
The Prisoner and the Time LordEdit
A Time Lord known only as Harlan and a young sci-fi fan called David stumble upon the present-day Village, where Number 54 risks her life to prove that escape is (and was) possible. Harlan brings his Machiavellian wits to the struggle while David brings privileged knowledge of The Village: in his home dimension, The Village is a fictional place, from the TV series The Prisoner.
The film was produced by Joe Medina and Jamie Lawson, from a script by Joe. The cast was drawn from the membership of the Legion of Rassilon fan club of Silicon Valley. Production spanned the 1990s and Pete came onboard somewhere in the middle; he operated cameras and did the post production.