Saturday, 15 May 2010
Dr Who - Venetian Vampires
Last weekend I watched the Dr Who episode, Venetian Vampires, Series 5, Episode 6 and was immediately struck with the fantastic production values of the programe. Firstly the new doctor, Matt Smith is growing on me and even though I was sure I would not like him, after David Tennant. I am finding that I am enjoying his characterisation, it is a refreshing change.
The main reason for this post is that the filming and set choice (it was actually shot on location in Venice) is just fantastic and must have inspired other gamers to wonder if a Venice/Vampire based gaming scenario or setting might work as a wargame or skirmish roleplay game?
I watched the episode for a second time when repeated on the following Monday and with sketchbook in hand was furiously making sketches and notes with the view of (one day) producing a Venitian themed terrain piece.
My preferred option would either be the courtyard (seen in the background of this shot) or the pier and wall set with the city guard. For mixed themes, I have also thought about a Captain Alatriste and Vampire theme - again based in the Venice setting!
I can but dream.