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Old May 1 2012, 08:42 PM   #16
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the RTDs Daleks worked in every colour thrown at them, of course part of the problem with the Progenitor Daleks, is not the colour themselves, its the plastic look that they have, ok the colours are bright but they could be toned down without too much fuss.

I think Dalek Sec is behind the WW2 Dalek, which totally stole the show from the Progenitor Daleks.
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Old May 1 2012, 09:51 PM   #17
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'nuff said.
This has so much awesome plastered over it that it can only be a disappointment.
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Old May 2 2012, 03:11 AM   #18
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However, they shouud never plan/build a longer term villian around a short-term companion.
Short term companions? Billie Piper was with the show for two seasons, and Karen Gillan for two and a half. That's longer than most nuWho companions.

I think the reason for why the Daleks were built for Billie Piper's height was to help her performance in the episode Dalek, while the New Paradigm were simply built for Gillan's height because she was the companion and the RTDaleks were designed for the current companion.
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Old May 2 2012, 03:16 AM   #19
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Re: DWM 447 Cover (SPOILER if you've been on Mars for a few months)

awesome cover. is there a textless version anywhere?
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Old May 2 2012, 02:18 PM   #20
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However, they shouud never plan/build a longer term villian around a short-term companion.
Short term companions? Billie Piper was with the show for two seasons, and Karen Gillan for two and a half. That's longer than most nuWho companions.

I think the reason for why the Daleks were built for Billie Piper's height was to help her performance in the episode Dalek, while the New Paradigm were simply built for Gillan's height because she was the companion and the RTDaleks were designed for the current companion.
Companions are short-term compared to the Doctors, the series, and the Daleks. Building Daleks based on the height of the companion who will be gone in a couple of years is a bit silly.

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Old May 2 2012, 08:02 PM   #21
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I'm actually glad to see the Daleks return. First, if they're bringing in Daleks from all eras, that might stop people whining about the coloured Daleks from Series 5. And second, it really feels like the kick-off to an anniversary season doing something like this.

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Old May 2 2012, 09:02 PM   #22
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I'm wondering if this episode might be an excuse to get rid of the power ranger Daleks? Maybe some sort of war/contest where the winning Dalek design takes all?

BTW, this season is not the anniversary season. That would be next season. Unless they hold the second half until Fall 2013.

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Old May 3 2012, 01:36 AM   #23
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I never understood the fuss. Aside from the color, they've all always looked alike to me. Never noticed any differences.
Yeah the differences are so subtle that it's almost not worth pointing out. And there have been tons of different variations and color combos from the very beginning, so this doesn't really feel like anything new.

Frankly I think it would be a lot cooler to see all the different Cybermen onscreen together at the same time.
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Old May 3 2012, 01:39 AM   #24
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However, they shouud never plan/build a longer term villian around a short-term companion.
Short term companions? Billie Piper was with the show for two seasons, and Karen Gillan for two and a half. That's longer than most nuWho companions.

I think the reason for why the Daleks were built for Billie Piper's height was to help her performance in the episode Dalek, while the New Paradigm were simply built for Gillan's height because she was the companion and the RTDaleks were designed for the current companion.
Companions are short-term compared to the Doctors, the series, and the Daleks. Building Daleks based on the height of the companion who will be gone in a couple of years is a bit silly.

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I dunno, if you either have to pick an arbitrary height or a height that'll look really good in at least one episode, why not do the one that looks good in the one episode? You're no worse off in general, and in specific, you've now filmed "Dalek."
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Old May 3 2012, 02:19 AM   #25
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Short term companions? Billie Piper was with the show for two seasons, and Karen Gillan for two and a half. That's longer than most nuWho companions.

I think the reason for why the Daleks were built for Billie Piper's height was to help her performance in the episode Dalek, while the New Paradigm were simply built for Gillan's height because she was the companion and the RTDaleks were designed for the current companion.
Companions are short-term compared to the Doctors, the series, and the Daleks. Building Daleks based on the height of the companion who will be gone in a couple of years is a bit silly.

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I dunno, if you either have to pick an arbitrary height or a height that'll look really good in at least one episode, why not do the one that looks good in the one episode? You're no worse off in general, and in specific, you've now filmed "Dalek."
Plus, how often does a Dalek design outlive a Companion? There's been about as many changes to them as there Companion Periods
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Old May 3 2012, 05:23 AM   #26
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Companions are short-term compared to the Doctors, the series, and the Daleks. Building Daleks based on the height of the companion who will be gone in a couple of years is a bit silly.

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I dunno, if you either have to pick an arbitrary height or a height that'll look really good in at least one episode, why not do the one that looks good in the one episode? You're no worse off in general, and in specific, you've now filmed "Dalek."
Plus, how often does a Dalek design outlive a Companion? There's been about as many changes to them as there Companion Periods
Nope, the original series pretty much had one design!

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Old May 3 2012, 11:25 AM   #27
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Devolution of the Daleks (sadly not my own joke):



If the RTD-era Daleks were designed to be Piper's height, it's quite a coincidence that it happens to be pretty much the same height as the previous models.
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Old May 3 2012, 12:25 PM   #28
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The new ones are fine as long as they only shoot them from the front.
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Old May 3 2012, 12:57 PM   #29
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I dunno, if you either have to pick an arbitrary height or a height that'll look really good in at least one episode, why not do the one that looks good in the one episode? You're no worse off in general, and in specific, you've now filmed "Dalek."
Plus, how often does a Dalek design outlive a Companion? There's been about as many changes to them as there Companion Periods
Nope, the original series pretty much had one design!

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How can that possibly be true with all the different ones on the cover? Different colors, different lights, different heads, different bands above the arms, different attachments
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Devolution of the Daleks (sadly not my own joke):



If the RTD-era Daleks were designed to be Piper's height, it's quite a coincidence that it happens to be pretty much the same height as the previous models.
Is the RTD era Dalek checking out the fatlek's arse?
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