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Old March 5 2013, 08:40 PM   #16
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Re: Spolier - - - Pic of the new version***-******* for series 7

There was a roaring monstrous head in the trailer. Also nice three-clawed hands. I wonder if the actor Spocks inside those gloves.
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Old March 5 2013, 08:46 PM   #17
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Jeez, fans. Change the design, they bitch. Stick as close to the original design as they can, they bitch louder.
Unless it's a Dalek. Then 'as close to the original' is more preferred.
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Old March 5 2013, 09:37 PM   #18
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Jeez, fans. Change the design, they bitch. Stick as close to the original design as they can, they bitch louder.
Believe me, I'm as puzzled as you are.

When I saw the image, I thought, "Fans should be thrilled with this! Dang close to the original design. Yeah, the 'beer gut' was trimmed down and the center of gravity lifted to form more imposing pectoral plating, but that's a good thing, right? And, true, they veered away from the 'Satan's Robot' pincers, going instead with a 3 digit hand, but it looks substantially thick and armored. Surely they'll forgive that accomodation?"

I guess not.

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Old March 5 2013, 09:53 PM   #19
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Fans, it's lucky they don't let them run the show...er...

Anyway. Love it!
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Old March 5 2013, 10:16 PM   #20
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Lego hands would look silly nowadays.
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Old March 5 2013, 11:09 PM   #21
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As long as they aren't 4'11" like the Sontarans Otherwise, I dig 'em.
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Old March 5 2013, 11:31 PM   #22
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Jeez, fans. Change the design, they bitch. Stick as close to the original design as they can, they bitch louder.
Believe me, I'm as puzzled as you are.

When I saw the image, I thought, "Fans should be thrilled with this! Dang close to the original design. Yeah, the 'beer gut' was trimmed down and the center of gravity lifted to form more imposing pectoral plating, but that's a good thing, right? And, true, they veered away from the 'Satan's Robot' pincers, going instead with a 3 digit hand, but it looks substantially thick and armored. Surely they'll forgive that accomodation?"

I guess not.

Sincerely...confused,

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I'm not a classic fan. I got into the series through the reboot and (in retrospect) the 90s movie. The 'classic' designs hold no extra charm for me just because they recall something familiar. This looks just as cheesy and "man in suit" as the old ones. Yes they added some variation on the surface detailing and got rid of the pincers, but that doesn't make it any more convincing. The old design at least had the appearance of being somewhere between armor and an organic carapace which emphasized their 'alien-ness'. This just looks like a guy in reptilian-styled armor, and the helmet (the worst part of either version) still looks stupid.
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Old March 6 2013, 01:22 AM   #23
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Lego hands would look silly nowadays.
Lego hands! Love it! A lot easier to say and type than "Dr. Satan's Robot pincers". And it conveys the mental image far more clearly.

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Old March 6 2013, 02:22 AM   #24
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Lego hands would look silly nowadays.
Lego hands! Love it! A lot easier to say and type than "Dr. Satan's Robot pincers". And it conveys the mental image far more clearly.

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I generally use "Manacle Hands", but, Lego Hands is pretty cool
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Old March 6 2013, 03:23 AM   #25
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Lego hands would look silly nowadays.
Lego hands! Love it! A lot easier to say and type than "Dr. Satan's Robot pincers". And it conveys the mental image far more clearly.

Sincerely,

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I generally use "Manacle Hands", but, Lego Hands is pretty cool
I'm very glad I'm not the only one who thought of Legos the first time I saw those hands (or Satan's Robot for that matter)!

As to the "damned if you change it, damned if you don't" mentality, it's far, far worse on Gallifrey Base. Half the Spearhead from Space Blu-Ray thread is dedicated to bashing the RT for fixing the TARDIS sound effects on the 2011 release.
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Old March 6 2013, 03:49 AM   #26
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I suspect they'll take off the helmet at some point. Did the classic series ever show their faces? I haven't seen any of the Ice Warrior stories, just random clips.
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Old March 6 2013, 03:55 AM   #27
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No, we never saw their faces, just the hint of gnarled jaw underneath.
Wish the new ones still had the 'knee pads' The gaps between thigh and calf at the knee just look like stupidly easy targets for a knife!
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Old March 6 2013, 04:56 AM   #28
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Why do people, especially New Series fans, keep saying that the new "Power Ranger Power Chamber" console room is anywhere close to the design of any of the versions of the console room used during the 1963-1989 run? It doesn't have proper roundel walls, doesn't have inner doors, and is dark and dingy. The only thing the new console room has in common design-wise with any of the versions from the original show is that they both have a hexagonal console in a room.
It looks like it to me. Looks a lot like the console room from early to mid-80's and with the darker lighting, it looks like the set of a bad 80's music video. Horrible.
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I think they look pretty good if perhaps a little too robotic. Much better than the original Cybermen redesign, though. Can't wait to see these guys in action.
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Old March 6 2013, 10:46 AM   #30
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No, we never saw their faces, just the hint of gnarled jaw underneath.
Which oddly enough resembles the skin of victims of The Flood in Waters of Mars. Wonder if theres a connection?
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