Just a bit of fun banner artwork to remind you that, yes, we’re still here and still going on with this film. There’s been a setback or five, but are we disheartened…? Yes. I mean, No. More MemFail (as the cool kids call it) news coming soon!
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Costume trials for Kash and a Scav Drone. There’ll be additional white face make-up for the Scavs but I’m not sure of the specifics yet. The idea is they live underground and are very pale.
These are the ‘medals’ worn by Scav Captain Kash in ‘Memory Failure’. The perception of wealth and status is everything to the Scavs, so he feels important wearing his medals, even if they are made out of old bottle-caps.
It’s time for more nostalgia. I think I can just about squeeze one more batch of it from the toothpaste tube of Timebase past…
Paul Ferry (The Doctor) and Steve Palace (Kash) are interrupted by an unwanted guest during an important pre-production meeting.
plural: scavs / slang informal contraction: scavenger
The so-called ‘Zone 4 Scavs’ are the sole intelligent life form native to the planet Zastor in the Pegasus Dwarf Irregular Galaxy. Originating from the genus vermicularis, the species evolved below ground to avoid the harsh glare of the planet’s twin suns, venturing to the surface only at night to scavenge; hence their pallid complexions and light-intolerant eyesight.
Upon becoming a more advanced species, the race developed protective clothing which allowed them to inhabit to the surface in daytime. Eventually, they ventured into space and continued their scavenging on neighbouring planets, hence acquiring their nickname. The word ‘Scav’ was originally a term of derision, but was reclaimed by the species to foster a more intimidating image.
Since voyaging further into space, the Scavs have garnered a reputation not only as scavengers, but also as amoral factotums, willing to undertake various tasks, irrespective of political or ethical standpoints, for the right price. They operate in small units of no more than 20, led by a captain and a second-in-command. Higher ranks are generally recognisable by extravagant accoutrements and accessories stolen from other cultures
Prop making for ‘Memory Failure’ continues apace with this Scav blaster created by Richard Knapper.