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Doctor Who "Bigger on the inside..."

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Old July 8 2014, 10:56 PM   #496
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They just weren't presented as logical computers at all before Destiny. Remember, they've got a biological mutant at their core!
Right. Their whole deal is that they aren't robots, they're twisted little creatures that are so xenophobic about the rest of the universe that they live their entire lives sealed up inside individual, armed and armored tanks. Which is a pretty terrific metaphor, when you think about it.
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Old July 8 2014, 11:04 PM   #497
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You're right:

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/...rdiff-premiere

I suppose that they'd rather put their funds into flying around for the world tour instead of a one-off in San Diego, especially given that they'll be stopping once in New York already.

In any case, if location shooting for the finale is done, I guess WE'RE done seeing any Capaldi & Coleman out and about in costume for a few months at least. Unless Peter does some of his world tour in costume, and it certainly seems like he's the type to do so...

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Old July 9 2014, 12:19 AM   #498
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Oh, forget that, GL. Had an interview for a job in the IPC tower a few years back. Turned out they were filming Runaway Bride on the roof at the time, but as my intereview was with TV Times they'd made very sure they didn't know...
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Old July 9 2014, 01:04 PM   #499
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Ouch, Well at least it wasn't a very good episode.
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Old July 9 2014, 06:00 PM   #500
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Ouch, Well at least it wasn't a very good episode.
Great episode. Introduced the best companion ever. One who wouldn't stare doey eyed at the Doctor, who wouldn't take his stupid grinning.

Breath of fresh air after Rose.
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Old July 9 2014, 06:33 PM   #501
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^ Yep! Great story and great companion!
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Old July 9 2014, 06:40 PM   #502
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Great companion bellow average story.
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Old July 9 2014, 08:37 PM   #503
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Its a good story. Its not amazing, but its pretty great BECAUSE of Donna Noble. She was such a great character, RTD rightfully brought her back later on.
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Old July 19 2014, 04:07 PM   #504
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Somer old friends back on in an old haunt yesterday, it seems. Link spolier hidden as it includes a spoiler in the url.
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Old July 19 2014, 08:32 PM   #505
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^ The older picture, with multiple you-know-whats is more eerie.
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Old July 19 2014, 10:32 PM   #506
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Agreed. The monochrome and older suits just look more clinical, I think they should have made the new cybermen a bit more minimalistic, they'd have looked creepier.
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Old July 21 2014, 05:43 AM   #507
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I agree. The flat, more featureless appearance is more creepy--it's further removed from the human appearance.
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Old July 21 2014, 03:28 PM   #508
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Indeed. I also think Tenth Planet Cybermen are very creepy.
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Old July 22 2014, 01:27 AM   #509
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Indeed. I also think Tenth Planet Cybermen are very creepy.
For once, we are in agreement. In fact, in some ways they are the far most distrurbing designs.

But I will confess that until 2006, I thought the original Mondasian Cybermen almost laughable. But someone (I forget whom) upon one of the larger DW forum sites said two words that forever changed my view of the 1966 design...

Surgical gauze

Suddenly, I no longer saw the cloth covering the head as a tacky ski mask, but as medical bandages or those fabric coverings applied to severely burned patients. I imagined a person reclining upon the operating table within a surgical theater. The equipment, more advanced than our own, is partially represented by a compact, internally powered "heart/lung" machine sitting upon a nearby trolley, hoses feeding into the chest cavity of the patient. His body is shrouded within an antiseptic "suit, one designed to regulate body temperature, purposely lowering it as needed to slow down metabolic functions. Rather than chemical or vaporous anesthesia, the patient wears a helmet engineered to block the pain receptors. Before the surgical team notice it, the patient's eyes snap open and rises from the table. In an almost mindless state, he seizes the heart/lung device and clutching it to his chest, he staggers zombie-like from the theater, the medical staff too shocked to detain him.

Yes, the original design, if somewhat "frugal", certainly presented the motif of "medical horror" far more than any of the later designs, which was the goal of Kit Pedler, the writer of the serial and an actual medical scientist.

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Old July 22 2014, 03:19 AM   #510
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yea, the first time I saw the Episode(s), I remember rolling my eyes when they first appeared onscreen, but, it took less than 5 minutes before I came to my senses. That sing-song voice and the bandages blew me away how creepy they were. I totally loved envisioning them in the Spare Parts Audioplay

I would love to see nuWho re-use the design for at least 1 story
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