A man has found, what he has described as a “Doctor Who monster” in his back garden.
Albert Finch, 51, who lives in Newbury in Berkshire, made the discovery yesterday afternoon.
He said: “I went out to do a bit of weeding. It shouldn’t have been much. But when I got down to the rose border, I was confronted by this mass of leaves and branches. Some of the branches were as thick as toilet rolls. And, I know it was blowing to gale and all, but the branches were moving too, just like those Krynoids from Doctor Who.
“Anyway, I called for Jack next door, to get his opinion. He listens to Gardeners’ Question Time, you see. ‘Looks like one of those Triffids from Doctor Who,’ he said. I tried explaining to him that he meant Krynoids, but he wasn’t having any of it. Nightmare!
“Anyway, to end the argument I asked him into the house to watch The Seeds of Doom on VHS, but by the time we finished watching the six-parter starring Tom Baker, the thing outside had buggered off.
“And, even then Jack still insisted that the thing looked like a Triffid, and still insisted that the Triffids were in Doctor Who. I phoned my younger brother, Peter, later that evening and he said it was probably a Vervoid – whatever that is.”
Police are asking people in the area to be on the lookout for any “bug-eyed vegetable matter.”
Image from The Seeds of Doom
Stephen Moffat, writer and producer of Doctor Who, has confirmed that Tom Baker will play the Doctor in a two part story next year. Tom will only be doing the voice though, because the rest of him will be computer generated.
“The technology is advanced enough for us to do this,” said Mr Moffat, “so we’re doing it. I’ve been on the phone to Tom, he’s happy to do it – and we’re going to be filming a two-parter very soon, with Tom up against the Zygons. It’s going to be brilliant.”
Tom Baker remembers the phone call: “I remember the call well. At first I thought it was from one of those companies offering compensation for mis-sold payment protection insurance, but then I realised it was Stephen Moffat. ‘Stephen’ I said, ‘it’s so good to hear from you’. Of course, he thought I was being sarcastic. But I meant it. I really did.
“And when he said that he wanted me to play the Doctor again… well, I was over the Moon. But, suddenly, and terribly, I realised I’d changed – not in a Timelord sense, of course… and not that it mattered in that story with Matt Smith, but this was different. This time he wants me to star in a two part story, against the ZYGONS! I remember coming up against them in Scotland, I think it was.
“So, I said, ‘that’s great Stephen – but I hope you’ve got some good anti-aging cream there at the BBC.’ He laughed. I Iaughed. We both laughed… then I put the phone down because my dinner was getting cold. I got back to him though, and he explained everything to me. I can’t wait to get back inside the TARDIS – life hasn’t been the same without it!”