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Old March 6 2013, 09:01 PM   #60
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Re: Classic monsters return (spoilers)

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But if you ask me, the Doctor Who producer should not feel any obligation to slavishly stick to any design that was cobbled together forty years ago. If it works for them, fine, if they want to change it, that's also perfectly fine.
But the Draconians were a terrific design, one that would work very well today. The record shows that alien designs are only radically changed when the originals looked fairly crude, like the Silurians or Cybermen. The Daleks, Sontarans, and Ice Warriors are hardly altered from their original appearance, beyond some refinement of the details. So I don't think it would fit the pattern for them to alter the Draconian design so drastically.
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