There’s only one person hotter than young Jon Pertwee, and that is 50-year-old Jon Pertwee.
My prediction for Doctor Who is that it will be super emotional and then:
D: “My name is John Smith”
D: “John Smith!”
C: “But that’s your fake name”
D: “No my fake name is John Smith!”
C: “Which is what you just said!”
D: “No it isn’t! I said John Smith!”
And it turns out the TARDIS won’t translate his name properly because it’s her job to stop him doing stupid shit like that
“…Insisting that we got the teardrop. Trying to push the face-mask a bit closer to those 60s Cybermen, even while we upgraded the body. Part of the reason those 60s Cybermen are scary is the uncanny valley.
If you look at the 1966/67 Cybermen, people are looking out of those eyeholes and breathing through the mouth and they’re in exactly the right place on the human face to give you that uncanny valley. Previously, on the modern Cybermen, the eyes are up here, and the mouth is out there and quite small, and it’s almost like a snake face or a dog face. They didn’t read in the brain as a human being that’s somehow not; they read like a monster, which made them something else. That was great - but we wanted to try something which went back to the 60s look. Our Cybermen are scarier than ever.”
Neil Gaiman explains the Cybermen’s redesign for his Doctor Who episode, A Nightmare in Silver. - From DWM 460
This. This is why I love the classic Cybermen designs. The Tenth Planet Cybermen with the cloth-covered faces and still-human hands (also their sing-songy voices creep me out). And yes I love the ’80s redesign from Earthshock where you can just about make out a bit of mouth and chin in the face. There’s something in there. It reminds you that this thing used to be human. It used to be just like us. But now it’s not and it wants you to be just like it.
Oh gosh I can’t wait for this episode.
It’s done! The main cast of Gallifrey, defying gravity. I blame the chat for this terribly tall thing.