Behind the Sofa (exhibition)
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Behind the Sofa (sometimes known as The Doctor Who Exhibition at MOMI) opened after the World of Doctor Who Exhibition exhibit closed. It used many props that had appeared in various exhibitions in the past, but this was one of the largest exhibits thus far and certainly the largest at the time.
Overview[edit | edit source]
The exhibition included several props which had not been collected in one place before, sourced from previous exhibition such as the Doctor Who USA Tour and the World of Doctor Who Exhibition exhibition. This was a large, expansive exhibition. It included a recreation of a 1960s living room, complete with a sofa and television.
Notable elements[edit | edit source]
- Dalek and Davros' Emperor shell from TV: Remembrance of the Daleks were presented, along with large set pieces and backdrops to enhance their appearance.
- There was also a "walk-in" Dalek. One could crouch within an original Dalek shell and manipulate the sucker and gun stick arms.
- Cybermen from TV: Silver Nemesis were also presented against a backdrop.
- A Krarg was on display. This was the first time the general public could see a Krarg, given it was from the unbroadcast story Shada.
Promotion[edit | edit source]
- The launch of the exhibit was attended by Carole Ann Ford, Wendy Padbury, Bonnie Langford and Sophie Aldred. They were photographed cutting a Dalek cake made by Jane Asher.
- T-shirts, badges and mugs were produced, promoting/merchandising the exhibtion.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- The exhibition was designed by Experience Design Ltd.
- This exhibition was used for filming the narrative inserts for the Shada VHS release, with Tom Baker present in the museum.
- Other VHS video releases also released at the time, such as the Daleks: The Early Years and Cybermen: The Early Years, also had their linking narration filmed here.
- The video documentary The Doctors: 30 Years of Time Travel and Beyond did not have interviews inside the museum. However they conducted interviews outside the museum in view of some of the exhibits through the windows of the museum.
- Due to the exhibition's success, its run at London was extended by three months. Following that, it was moved to other locations around the United Kingdom.