Surely if the main focus of "3001 Space Adventure" was not to do with Doctor Who, "World of Doctor Who Exhibition" is a more accurate name for the Doctor Who exhibition section of 3001 Space Adventure.
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3001 Space Adventure, referred to on some merchandise as the World of Doctor Who Exhibition, was a short-lived exhibition in Tooley Street, London.
3001 Space Adventure used many of the props from the shortened Doctor Who USA Tour. Visitors entered through a Police-Box-shaped entry and walked through a series of exhibits, able to come quite close to some of the items.
Notable elements Edit
Like the Doctor Who USA tour props, many of this exhibition's props were engineered to move. The Tractator's antennae moved, as did the Dalek's eye stalk, sucker and gun arms. Other props, such as the Silurian and Sontaran, had glowing eyes and their heads moved from side to side.
Props from Doctor Who USA Tour Edit
- Sea Devil
- Cybermen (Silver Nemesis era)
- TARDIS console (two panel section, with mirrors set either side, to give the illusion of a full hexagonal console.)
New props Edit
- Special Weapons Dalek
- Emperor Dalek (added in August 1989, along with two Imperial Daleks)
- John Nathan-Turner appeared on an edition of "Behind the Screen" in December 1988 at the exhibition to promote the upcoming Season 25 of Doctor Who. This feature also included a preview of the story The Greatest Show in the Galaxy.
- 3001 Space Adventure's main attraction was the space shuttle simulator ride. This was not connected to the Doctor Who element of the exhibition.
- After exiting the shuttle simulation, visitors would walk through the Worlds of Doctor Who element of the venue.
- The company behind 3001 Space Adventure, Rex Williams Leisure, went into liquidation a year after the Doctor Who exhibition opened and the venue was closed down in December 1989.