Dare You Wield the Key to Time?!

Doctor Who is nothing if not a melting pot of fabulous ideas that on more than one occasion fail to translate onto the screen; call it ‘over-ambitiousness’, call it ‘too expensive’.

Sometimes those fanciful notions end up looking, well a bit naff. Take the Key to Time.

On paper it’s a fabulous prop; a powerful and mythical artefact with which the Guardians of Time bring order to universal chaos.

In reality, its imperfect casting and cloudy appearance didn’t quite capture the awe it was meant to inspire.

Taking matters into her own hands Reddit user Dalex2 has attempted to build the crystal cube for real, starting with this custom made segment from The Androids of Tara.

The irony of all this is that even though it looks suitably impressive and is beautifully realised; it’s too expensive. At $400 for this one segment, Dalex2 is looking for a consortium of Whovian’s to invest in the completion of the cube – all she needs is nine other ‘crazy’ fans and it’s a steal at $140 each.

So if you fancy being part of this Doctor Who based tontine then PM Dalex2 at Reddit – if not, feel free to imagine a The Treasure of Sierra Madre type situation only with the bandits dressed as malicious monks.


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