Loaded and FHM magazine* uprising of the 1990’s when page 3 seemed more like a quaint tradition than an actual feature. So given the way things are these days one wonders how long the feature will actually go on for. Either way this is probably the only ‘excuse’ I will have to share this little ‘feature’ on the left of this post with you… During the ‘wilderness years’ of Doctor Who I collected various forms of memorabilia that featured Daleks which I regard to be one of the great British designs of the 20th century. Another rare thing was a newspaper article about Daleks, before the series returned Daleks only made occasional appearances in the papers but when it was revealed in 2004 that the Daleks would not be returning in the new series all that changed! It seemed that the BBC and Daleks’ creator Terry Nation’s estate could not reach an agreement over the terms of the use of the Daleks.
Anyway, changing the subject somewhat… you will recall my "Rules are made to be broken" painting that featured in last years Doctor's Universe’ art show at the Oratory of Saints Ambrogio in Milan. Well the ever talented Atlantisvampir has organised a follow up art show entitled, ‘Doctor’s Universe 2.0’ at the Spazio OPEN –BevacquaPanigai in Treviso, Italy. This international collective art exhibition features around 100 artist’s tributes to Doctor Who and will be running from the 26th of January to the 2nd of February for more information follow this link.
*UPDATE 09/01/2016: To answer the original, title question it would seem that Page 3 was in fact, ‘Exterminated’ after an absence of six days The Sun featured one more Page 3 feature on 22 January 2015, but this apparently was a one-off ‘revival’. Interestingly, two months after posting this and describing page 3 as a “quaint tradition” when compared to ‘Lads’ mags’ Loaded and FHM, Loaded announced that April 2015 was to be its final issue (alongside fellow men's magazine Nuts). Then in November FHM announced their intention to also suspend publication (alongside ZOO) after seeing a steep decline in sales. The slump in the market has apparently been attributed to the decline of a specific form of 'lad culture' and the easy availability of nudity and pornography on the Internet (i.e www.page3.com)…
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Russell T. Davies later revealed that he'd intended to use the Daleks all along and that he'd lied about not using them merely to stir up a bit of publicity. Considering that the Daleks were what ensured the programme's longevity, it would've been madness not to use them.ReplyDelete
Ah, he actually confessed to it did he? Being cynical I had a feeling that it was just a promotional gimmick at the time (they tried the same thing with rumours of not being able to obtain the rights to the original Who theme). If you watch the ‘making of’ series 1 dvd’s there is a moment when the Sun Daleks ‘interrupts’ filming on the streets of Cardiff…Delete