North Shore Times : February 10th 2011
www.northshoretimes.co.nz Thursday, February 10, 2011 Birkenhead Ph 418 0950 East Coast Bays Ph 478 7130 Takapuna Ph 489 8388 YOUR CHILDREN ARE AMAZING ALREADY. WE JUST HELP THEM PROVE IT. B ET From Year 1 to Year 11, NumberWorks'nWords after- school tuition brings out the best in Kiwi students, by: • tailoring lessons according to each individual's needs • expertly setting goals, and monitoring their progress • developing our own programmes using only qualified maths and English experts nu numb berworksnwords.com n n Maths & English FREE ASSESSMENT BOOK NOW! I love you, my dalek By LIZ WILLIS Top fans: Doctor Who researcher and New Zealand fan club president Paul Scoones with his wife and fellow fan Rochelle. Photo: BEN WATSON CONTINUED Page 2 DOCTOR WHO fan Paul Scoones met his wife through his obsession with the world's longest-running sci-fi series -- and now makes a living from it.He's the New Zealand fan club president of the series and is paid to write infor- mation subtitles for Dr Who DVDs. Mr Scoones came to the attention of the BBC through his club magazine. Watching old Doctor Who episodes and researching them now helps pay the bills. He has also been com- missioned to write two books on the long-running Doctor Who comic. Daleks and Doctors entered the Takapuna resident's life when he was six. Though terrified, I always wanted to watch it,'' Mr Scoones says. Most kids had a thing of daring themselves to watch,'' he says. He'd started collecting memorabilia by 11 and the only Doctor Who-free zone in his house is the lounge. Marrying a fellow Doctor Who fan didn't help. Wife Rochelle's collection and sci-fi collectibles business competes for space. The popularity of Doctor Who with a new generation helps them make a living. Mr Scoones says the show is unique because you can change the entire cast, and people will still watch it. Peter Davison is his favourite out of the 11 Doctors for his understated nature and sly sense of humour. Visit www.northshore times.co.nz to hear Paul Scoones talk about being a fan. DR WHO GIVEAWAY The North Shore Times has a tardis cookie jar to give away thanks to Retrospace Sci-Fi Collectibles. Put your name and address on the back of an envelope and sent it to: Dr Who giveaway, North Shore Times, PO Box 33-235, Takapuna. One entry per person. Entries close at 10am on February 18.
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