Discussion in 'Doctor Who' started by Samurai8472, Jan 7, 2014.
^ Yep! Great story and great companion!
Great companion bellow average story.
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.
Somer old friends back on in an old haunt yesterday, it seems. Link spolier hidden as it includes a spoiler in the url.
Spoiler: spoiler in link url
^ The older picture, with multiple you-know-whats is more eerie.
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.
I agree. The flat, more featureless appearance is more creepy--it's further removed from the human appearance.
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...
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.
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
Wonder if there is anything apart from sorting out copyright etc from doing a tv version of Spare Parts?
Gosh they look more Iron Man inspired everytime I see them
Pete's World episodes were pretty much the TV Adaptation of it.
I wouldn't have thought so but I'll never unsee it that way now. Very true.
Oh God, yeah. It DOES seem very Iron Man-like, doesn't it. That even registered with me, but I definitely see it now.
Hehe, I wish I had the photoshop skills to give it a red/gold armor.
Funny thing is, one of the designers of the Eccleston stories was Marvel artist Bryan Hitch. Although I don't think he worked on this.
I think it's mainly the arms and circular chest plate that gives them the Iron Man look, a lot of the other design elements are consistant with previous Cybermen designs. The head in particular is very 60's.
Hitch did work on some preproduction for series 2, so, yeah, same artist, same look.
Spoiler: Tomb of the Ironmen
^^I actually kind of like how Iron Cyberman turned out.
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