That great video mashing up 2001 and Doctor Who’s The Wheel In Space was made by Tardis Timegirl, who has made a few super-cool Doctor Who videos on her You Tube channel. I managed to grab a few words with TG, or Iz as she is also known, so read on for our chat.
Tell us about yourself
I’m from Kent in the UK and I’m a lifelong Doctor Who fan – my favourite Doctor would be Patrick Troughton or David Tennant. Everyone calls me Timegirl, TG or Iz.
How’d you get into making the videos?
I started making the videos in place of Christmas cards for my friends, but the audience has grown a bit thanks to You Tube. The feedback has been amazing too, although I haven’t had any feedback from people on the show (not that I expected any!)
How do you make them?
I make them at home with a 3D program called Lightwave. Each one takes between two and four weeks to make. It’s just a hobby really – my real interest is reconstructing the lost Doctor Who episodes from the 1960s with animation.
What do you think of other Doctor Who animation, like Dreamland?
I thought the characters looked great on Dreamland, but I wonder if they should have used mo-cap for the animation. As for working on things like that, if I did work in an animation company, I would probably only get to do model building or animation – people tend to specialise. I like creating the whole thing myself.
What about the future of Doctor Who?
I’m looking forward to all things Doctor Who and I trust the Moff-Matt combination to work.
So there you have it. Thanks to Iz for taking the time for a chat and I’ll leave you with another one of her creations – enjoy!