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Old March 7 2013, 03:29 AM   #61
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Re: Classic monsters return (spoilers)

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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.
We'll see.
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Old March 7 2013, 07:34 AM   #62
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I'd say there is a good bet that Sontarans kept their appearance intact(though now shrunk down) mostly for the humor factor of being these action-figurey purple and small potato-heads juxtaposed against their curt and aggressive attitude. The Daleks kept theirs because they're Daleks and they're an actual icon of the show. Ice Warriors were a bad design to begin with and their redesign somehow looks worse, I assume again for some sort of irony when the suit comes off. The Draconians could benefit from a lot of polish but nothing about the design is necessarily 'bad', just unrefined and badly executed.
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Old March 7 2013, 10:30 AM   #63
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The Draconians in Benny Summerfield were hilarious because the writing focussed on the indentured sexism vs. aghast post Feminism. Benny kept really getting up in their grill every time they scientifically proved that women were naturally inferior to men.

I love Benny more when she raises her voice.
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Old March 7 2013, 02:28 PM   #64
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Maybe it is:

Draconian that has been mummified or dessicated in some way

An Osirian (not Sutekh) a la Pyramids of Mars

Most likely something new.
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Old March 7 2013, 02:47 PM   #65
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Ice Warriors were a bad design to begin with and their redesign somehow looks worse, I assume again for some sort of irony when the suit comes off.
Whereas I think the Ice Warriors were a very strong design that wasn't changed much because it didn't need to be.
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Old March 7 2013, 03:00 PM   #66
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This is the new Spoonhead isn't it?

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/v...psc2347677.jpg
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Old March 7 2013, 03:48 PM   #67
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No, the Spoonheads are robots with heads that are actually shaped like spoons.

http://thetardispage.blogspot.com/20...or-who-s7.html
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Old March 7 2013, 03:48 PM   #68
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This is the new Spoonhead isn't it?

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/v...psc2347677.jpg
I'm not sure. Next to the Motorcycle Mirror, on the righthand side of the bike, there is a shard that has a critter that looks something like a Gas Pump with a giant Ice Cream Scooper coming up out of it (Looks somewhat like the Information Kiosks in the Library (One of them wore Donna's fac at one point).

My guess would be that it is a robot called a Spoonhead.

ETA: Christopher Ninja'ed me. Yea, what he said (@Christopher Thanks for the confirmation and the new pic)
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Old March 7 2013, 04:13 PM   #69
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This is the new Spoonhead isn't it?

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/v...psc2347677.jpg
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This is the new Spoonhead isn't it?

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/v...psc2347677.jpg
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I thought the spoonheads were going to be some kind Cardassian forehead alien.

In the glass shard the head looks like a flashbulb to me.
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Old March 7 2013, 05:31 PM   #71
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Ok everytime i read the name spoonheads the theme tune from button moon pops into my head. lol
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Old March 7 2013, 05:42 PM   #72
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Ok everytime i read the name spoonheads the theme tune from button moon pops into my head. lol
Cue 5th Doctor tie in.
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Old March 7 2013, 06:30 PM   #73
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This is the new Spoonhead isn't it?

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/v...psc2347677.jpg
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I thought the spoonheads were going to be some kind Cardassian forehead alien.

In the glass shard the head looks like a flashbulb to me.
Yea, the shard on the lower left hand side of the screen, does appear to have the tiniest bit of a spoon indentation showng on it's forehead, so, I thought about that at first too, but, looking at the blown up picture, you can totally see the spoon shaped head on the robot next to the mirror on the right hand side of pic.
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Old March 9 2013, 08:39 PM   #74
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The Sontarans were probably based on the look of shorter Russian cosmonauts, with the sphere shaped Vostok/Voskhod

As for the Daleks--take a look at Sputnik 3 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:%D...B8%D0%BA-3.jpg
http://www.zarya.info/Diaries/Sputnik/Sputnik3.php

I think the helmet of Judge Dread may have been influenced by the ice warrior captains
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Old April 7 2013, 11:53 PM   #75
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Sorry to resurrect an aging thread, but there's a trailer for next week's episode that suggests they they've totally !!!!!!!!!ed up the Ice Warrior voices. :-(
Suddenly my enthusiasm for the return of my favourite monsters has slumped. :-(
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