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Doctor Who’s Mike Tucker joins World Museum to talk all things visual effects

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Doctor Who’s Mike Tucker joins World Museum to talk all things visual effects

By Chris Grundy

On Sunday 4 September, National Museums Liverpool will host Mike tucker a visual effects designer who has worked on the iconic BBC show Doctor Who. 

Join Mike, who specialises in miniature sequences for television and film, for a Sunday afternoon talk on all things Doctor Who. He’ll speak on his wide experience, from his special visual effects work on the show, to his involvement with NML’s exhibition Doctor Who: Worlds of Wonder

Mike started in the effects business in 1985, when he joined the BBC VFX Department and began a long association with ‘Doctor Who’, he worked as one of Mike Kelt’s assistants on the motion control sequence from the episode ‘The Trial of a Time Lord’ before becoming one of the principal effects crew for both Sylvester McCoy’s run as the Seventh Doctor. 

In 2005 he became one of the first people to have worked on the “classic” series of ‘Doctor Who’ to work on the revived version starring Christopher Eccleston, employed as model unit supervisor for several episodes and overseeing the construction of the new look Daleks.

Mike has been recognised twice by the BAFTA Craft awards for the miniature effects work on ‘The Day of the Doctor’ which celebrated the shows 50th anniversary and starred Matt Smith, David Tennant, and the late John Hurt together as incarnations of the Time Lord. 

There are two sessions – 1.00pm and 3.30pm – and tickets are on sale now with adults pricing at £10 and a children £8

Book tickets for this Doctor Who event at World Museum here. 

Featured image credit: National Museums Liverpool

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