Feeds

The Doctor Who Experience

The Greatest Show in the Galaxy?

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Carnival of Monsters

As with so many attractions, the show starts with a queue – during which you can stand in front of a backdrop of Vincent Van Gogh’s room for a photo, which will cost you a tenner to collect later. The Experience proper begins with a film, which is essentially a long sequence of clips from Matt Smith’s adventures as the Doctor, before you’re ushered into the "walkthrough experience".

Doctor Who Experience

Put the Kettlewell on

This is the meat of the new show – and presumably the part to which the request that test pilots don’t reveal secrets most applies. Suffice it to say, it includes plenty of messages from the Doctor, trapped inside a Pandorica, a replica Tardis control room that you’re "taught to fly" and some 3D video.

The idea is that you’re helping to reunite the Doctor with the Tardis; there are some impressive effects and some that are slightly less so – though it wasn’t clear quite how much was still waiting to be tweaked, and overall there was a feeling of being shepherded briskly from one stage to the next, without much time to dawdle.

Overall, the walk through section was probably a maximum of 20 minutes. I’d have preferred more time, in smaller groups, but I guess catering for the kids and their attention spans are the limiting factors.

Doctor Who Experience

Let Zygons be Zygons

Once you’ve done the walkthrough, you find yourself in a fairly standard static exhibition. There are some interactive parts, though if you can get to them past the children, you’ll be a lot luckier than I was. Access to the “screening room" was tantalisingly blocked by the Face of Boe - I could just make out what looked like an Ood in the gloom, and hopefully there’ll be a lot more to see in there when the show opens.

The essential guide to IT transformation

Next page: Day of the Daleks

More from The Register

next story
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Samsung Gear S: Quick, LAUNCH IT – before Apple straps on iWatch
Full specs for wrist-mounted device here ... but who'll buy it?
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE
Noo! Hand not big enough! Don't look at meee!
Intel unleashed octo-core speed demon for the power-crazed crowd
Haswell-E processors designed for gamers and workstation crowds
AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else
Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'
Tim Cook in Applerexia fears: New MacBook THINNER THAN EVER
'Supply chain sources' give up the goss on new iLappy
prev story

Whitepapers

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Backing up Big Data
Solving backup challenges and “protect everything from everywhere,” as we move into the era of big data management and the adoption of BYOD.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?