2009 Gallifrey Base Doctor Who Forum Advert
upload date: 18 June 2009
running time: 01:24
soudtrack: 'Corridors & Fire Escapes' - composed by Murray Gold (LINK)
status: Deleted. I have the original uploaded mp4 file
When Outpost Gallifrey and the Doctor Who Forum announced their doors would be closing on 31st July 2009 I decided to mark the occasion with a tongue-in-cheek advert exposing the plight of disconsolate fandom, soon to be left adrift on the worldwide web, and redirect them to a new home and forum.
The original version I made was for the Doctor Who Online website, but when my email requesting their permission was unanswered I remade the advert to redirect fans to the newly opened Gallifrey Base Forum instead.
Above is a single frame from the original Who Online version, which I retain.
Below is the original audio track from the deleted video.
"The United Nations have issued an edict asking the citizens of the world not to panic"
"Geneva is calling a Code Red!"
"We have a message for the human race"
"Put it through. Let's hear it!"
"This is an announcement for all Doctor Who fans. On Friday the 31st of July 2009 the Doctor Who Forum will be closing down!"
"Now thousands of displaced and disconsolate Doctor Who fans will be left adrift on the world wide web in a bid to find other Doctor Who fans with whom to engage in conversation! The world wide web is a big place!"
"There's nothing we can do?"
"Now let's see if we can talk to each other. Combine forces: The Doctor's Secret Army!"