UPDATED: Star Wars R2D2 Creator Tony Dyson To Be Cremated in the UK

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Tony Dyson is well known for creating the original Star Wars robot R2D2. Professor Dyson was been found dead in his house in Munxar, Gozo, the Maltese island, after a call by a neighbour (his door was left open).

An autopsy will determine the cause of death, though it is believed to be natural.

Last year he participated in Malta Comic Con 2015.

A GoFundMe page has been launched by his friends in the UK. It explains

 “Sadly, as wonderfully savvy he was with creating, money wasn’t one of his strong suits. As the people who love him dearly, we are trying to make his arrangements. His wish was to be donated to science, because he wanted those to look into his brilliant brain. Sadly, due to the circumstances surrounding his death (he died alone in his apartment of natural causes), he wasn’t found quickly enough to have this happen.  We believe his next wish was to be cremated. We have gotten an invoice for this to happen, and the cost in US Dollars is close to $8000. Needless to say, this is more money than most of his friends have on hand.

Malta does not do cremation, so his body has to be shipped to his home country, England.  This is the major expense and why it is so costly. “

Perhaps Disney could intervene and help out?

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FANFIC: From BeretWorld to NoWhere

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“There is one location. We know it as Area 51 in America, Utah. They are preparing a massive slide. They are building Slide Generators and timers there.” Professor Justine Robson answered.
“So they are preparing new incursions. So many worlds will be at risk.” Archer said. Continue reading FANFIC: From BeretWorld to NoWhere

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FANFIC: War Breaks Out

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This fanfic is a short story sequel to the fanfic WHO:1999.

Terrible noises of explosions and flashes of blue light could be heard and seen respectively on the viewscreen in the TARDIS.

There were three men in the TARDIS at the time. A young man, with short wavy hair, wearing a long green velvet jacket, a waistcoat with a pocket watch and a cravat, looked quite worried at the current happening. paulmcgann-night-of-the-doctor-1

“I couldn’t have imagined this would have happened. Or have happened now.” the man uttered. He was the Doctor, his Eight Incarnation now.
He had been to another universe where he had picked up his two current companions, Paul Morrow and Professor Victor Bergman. They had just entered the Doctor’s Universe-777.

Passing through the Vortex, the TARDIS had breached the inter-universe barriers and as soon as they arrived in the Doctor’s universe-777, they witnessed an explosion in the Vortex.

“Does this happen often?” Victor enquired. His scientific studies hadn’t prepared him for what he was experiencing.
“No! The walls of the multiverse have deteriorated!” the Doctor exclaimed.
“Was it our fault?” Paul asked. “Did we cause this ourselves by coming here?”
“No of course not, I’ve been doing this for ages untold. The Time Lords – they are my people – being present allow travel to parallel dimensions. They keep open the pathways. Something has happened. There is a “storm” in the “pathways” right now.”
“A storm, Doctor? What kind of storm would that be? A temporal storm?” Victor asked.
“More of a warstorm. A warm is brewing. I knew it had started. It has been for quite a while now. It started on Skaro a long time ago, it’s the home planet of the Daleks. They are the enemies of the Time Lords. Or on BeretWorld, an interdimensional nexus.

Well there already was another Time War before, but this.. this will be  = no this is = worse, much worse.”
“Can’t you go back in time, Doctor? Stop it from happening in the first place.” Paul asked.
“I can’t go back in my personal timeline. And the Time Lords will be trying all they can”, the Doctor answered. “It doesn’t seem as if I will be able to take you back to where you came from. Or returning back to your universe any time soon.”
“It’s not as if we had much to look forward to. Our earth was dying in the future. Our moon’s resources were going to start to dwindle soon, we had an uncertain future in space”, Victor said.
“I’m really worried. What are we going to do now?” Paul asked.

“I’m not a Man of War. I will do my best to bring peace. As much as I can.”, the Doctor answered.


The story takes place in the Doctor’s universe-777 which is the same universe in which JJ Abrams’ Star Trek (2009) movies occur. The story of the first Enterprise may have happened differently in the original Star Trek universe.
The Sargasso sea of Space with its derelict spacecraft is taken from Space:1999 (The Cellini episode) “Dragon’s Domain”. Thanks for that great episode.
Star Trek is (C) by Paramount;
Doctor Who, Amy, Rory, the Daleks are (C) the BBC.

My understanding is that the last great Time War took place towards the end of the Eight Doctor’s run in books/audios/comics. Thus the Doctor’s crossover with Space:1999 occurred in that time period.

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FANFIC: WhoSliders #29 – ROSE’S SLIDERS: KEYQUEST 7 – I’LL SET YOU FREE

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The outfit was a small group of surivors from Stargate Command. Their hq in Cheyenne Mountain- had been taken over and General Hammond was now dead. At first they did not notice that he had been replaced by a Kromagg. Many others had been replaced on the base. The group was now being led by Colonel Sam Carter. They had taken with them a very special alien mirror, one which could show you and even take you to different parallel realities. Many of them had indicated their worlds were being invaded by these Kromaggs or other parallel universe versions of them.

Continue reading FANFIC: WhoSliders #29 – ROSE’S SLIDERS: KEYQUEST 7 – I’LL SET YOU FREE

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FANFIC: WhoSliders #28 – ROSE’S SLIDERS: KEYQUEST 6 – GETTING OUT OF HAND

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“It was part of the Key to Time. It is needed by the White Guardian. You have another Stargate, you can start to use that one instead.” Rose answered.
“Well there is a problem. The Antarctica Stargate was made of a different alien technology. We don’t know how to use it. This may not be what had planned.
You are going to be stranded here I think”, General Hammond replied.
Continue reading FANFIC: WhoSliders #28 – ROSE’S SLIDERS: KEYQUEST 6 – GETTING OUT OF HAND

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New Star Trek Beyond Trailer Lacks Character/Story (UPDATED with Wil Wheaton & George Takei reactions)

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I want character sequences.. actual story. There’s not much of this for me in the trailer and it certainly doesn’t make me want to watch it at the cinema. I know they try to make it seem high octane in the trailers but the last one was so bad I think I am strongly tempted to avoid this one now. Continue reading New Star Trek Beyond Trailer Lacks Character/Story (UPDATED with Wil Wheaton & George Takei reactions)

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FANFIC: WhoSliders #27 – ROSE’S SLIDERS: KEYQUEST 5 – GOING DOWN TO LIVERPOOL

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“Are you Sliders?” Archer asked. “Yes”, Logan said.
“Have you travelled with the Doctor?”
“The Doctor? Who?” Logan asked. “Oh the Doctor!” Lassar said “Oh, yes we have. I was one of his companions for quite some time”, lying through his teeth. Continue reading FANFIC: WhoSliders #27 – ROSE’S SLIDERS: KEYQUEST 5 – GOING DOWN TO LIVERPOOL

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FANFIC: WhoSliders #26 – ROSE’S SLIDERS: KEYQUEST 4 – DIFFERENT LIGHT

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The segment was located in the Tahwid building.
Jade Wells checked out the latest news and read about what had happened in that very building. They would have to go there even though it would be very dangerous for sure.
After entering, the team separated to try and find the segment in the fastest time possible.
However, Professor Maximillian got struck by a laser. He was hurt but not severely injured.
At the same time, elsewhere, Captain Jack was electrocuted after touching the door. He died shouting from the pain. Continue reading FANFIC: WhoSliders #26 – ROSE’S SLIDERS: KEYQUEST 4 – DIFFERENT LIGHT

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