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  • aldemps_65d152c25faldemps_65d152c25f Posts: 157
    edited December 1969

    Just messing about.
    Found a chest unit (in robkelk's free musical instruments thread in the freepository) for my CyberDudes.

    A cut scene from Earthshock.
    As the freighter crashes into Earth, the CyberDudes subject Adric to their battle anthem.
    Gloria Gaynor's "I will survive" - on accordion.

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  • RedfernRedfern Posts: 303
    edited December 1969

    That is just sick and wrong! :lol:

    Thanks for alerting us to the helmet. I nabbed it and am currently puttering around, assembling my own JNT era Cyberman.

    Sincerely,

    Bill

  • kyoto kidkyoto kid Posts: 15,792
    edited December 1969

    ...the Cybermen meet Weird Al.

    ...oh I love it.

  • Kulay WolfKulay Wolf Posts: 10,884
    edited December 1969

    Who is John Hurt?

  • frank0314frank0314 Posts: 8,643
    edited December 1969
  • blutobluto Posts: 458
    edited May 2013

    i was toying around with this , the asylum planet of the daleks

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  • TheCastellanTheCastellan Posts: 509
    edited December 1969

    Who is John Hurt?

    Same guy in Space Balls who had the special of the house. ;)

  • RedfernRedfern Posts: 303
    edited December 1969

    My own variation upon the JNT era Cybermen mixing various components.

    Helmet...Richard Marklew
    Body (including boots and gloves)...Anthony Appleyard
    Grieves...Animotions (author forgotten, sorry)
    Yoke...Zekio (part of his "Cyber-Dude")
    Tubes and boxes...me

    Sincerely,

    Bill

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  • blutobluto Posts: 458
    edited May 2013

    very nice bill . i'm slightly surprised and very impressed at how close you got to the real life costume

    anywho I have been playing around with a representation of the dalek asylum planet set
    please let me know if anyone has an intrest in owning this set

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  • RedfernRedfern Posts: 303
    edited December 1969

    bluto said:
    very nice bill . i'm slightly surprised and very impressed at how close you got to the real life costume

    If you were to compare it to some photos of the actual gear, you'd notice the differences a bit more clearly. My preferred modeler, TrueSpace, is on a different PC having issues at the moment. So I "butchered" the chest armor from Zekio's "Cyber-Dude" figure, deforming the upper region with "magnets" and then deleting selected polygons in UV Mapper Pro to "approximate' the look of the "EarthShock" yoke. The rounded cubes and pleated tubes were items I had modeled long ago and had "in stock". I just loaded, positioned, and scaled them as needed. The body which came with the boots and the gloves, is an Anthony Appleyard figure. The gauntlets came from Animotions before it purged its freebie section.

    Within the Gallifrey Base forums, I asked the maker of the helmet if he had a model of the chest piece to match the helmet. This afternoon he responded stating he has not yet modeled one. If and when he does, hopefully he'll share it.

    Sincerely,

    Bill

  • aldemps_65d152c25faldemps_65d152c25f Posts: 157
    edited December 1969

    Bill - Nice cyberman.
    Bluto - You can never have too much scenery, especially Dalek related.

    Just messing about

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  • TheCastellanTheCastellan Posts: 509
    edited December 1969

    bluto said:
    very nice bill . i'm slightly surprised and very impressed at how close you got to the real life costume

    anywho I have been playing around with a representation of the dalek asylum planet set
    please let me know if anyone has an intrest in owning this set


    I am interested.

    I also need some wrecked Dalek models.

  • RedfernRedfern Posts: 303
    edited December 1969

    Aldemps, I see you turned the center figure into a JNT era Cyber-Controller. That's one of the easier mods, simply apply an ellipsoid polyhedron to the top of the helmet. Thinking back, I wonder why the production for "Attack of the Cybermen" didn't make it just a tad more similar to the "Tomb" Controller, constructing the "dome" translucent and vein streaked?

    Sincerely,

    Bill

  • RedfernRedfern Posts: 303
    edited June 2013

    Far beneath the fortress on Peladaon, the hardware within a seldom used service shaft helped to scramble eavesdropping devices, allowing a secret meeting to take place between an Ice Warrior and Ambassador Alpha Centauri. Despite the whiny pitch of hir voice, the glare of the hexapod hermaphrodite's single eye forced the Ice Lord's guard to realize this being was far more dangerous than hir public meek demeanor suggested.

    The corridor is a Jenay prop; Cagedrei released the Alpha Centauri figure; and I can't remember who shared the Troughton era Ice Warrior.

    Sincerely,

    Bill

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  • TheCastellanTheCastellan Posts: 509
    edited December 1969

    My main character, Cassy, and one of her sidekicks, sneaking about a Dalek infested place.

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  • Kulay WolfKulay Wolf Posts: 10,884
    edited December 1969

    is Matt really leaving?

  • SpottedKittySpottedKitty Posts: 3,261
    edited December 1969

    We'll have to wait until November (for the 50th Anniversary special) but I very much doubt it. No matter what the last ten seconds of the last episode looked like, remember it's all "a big ball of wibbly-wobbly... timey-wimey... stuff". ;-)

  • Dr StupidDr Stupid Posts: 311
    edited December 1969

    Well it's on the BBC national news, so I guess his departure is confirmed! The Beeb say his final appearance will be the Christmas special this year. They've just this minute run a lengthy piece on Smith on the news, and he is apparently only appearing in the 50th and then for the regeneration at Christmas. Only two more episodes then. Sad :(

    He was a terrific Doctor I reckon. Better than Tennant (heresy I know!!). But Eccleston's still the best "new" doctor in my book.

    And so we welcome the 12th Doctor, either the final or penultimate. When that actor moves on, what's the Beeb going to do then.........

    :)

  • AriahAriah Posts: 87
    edited December 1969

    I guess I now know how those of you who loved Tennant felt when he was leaving... A bit crushed inside.

    I hope the next Doctor lives up to what his (or her) predecessors left behind.

  • RedfernRedfern Posts: 303
    edited December 1969

    Eustace Scrubb, I owe you an apology. Ultimately, you were right. At that earlier time however, I had doubts given the source of the original story (a tabloid paper similar to the National Enquirer) and the contradictory reports from several other sources.

    You might want to gear up your "guessing" thread as it is relevant once more.

    Sincerely,

    Bill

  • TheCastellanTheCastellan Posts: 509
    edited December 1969

    Moffat needs to go, not Smith. I feel Moffat is one of the WORST writers in the history of the show.

  • Lord GanthorLord Ganthor Posts: 543
    edited December 1969

    Moffat needs to go, not Smith. I feel Moffat is one of the WORST writers in the history of the show.

    It reminds me a bit of what Steve Allen said about Mel Brooks years ago, "His material is pretty good but he needs a truck to deliver it."

    Moffat's biggest problem is that he has too much story for so little time. If he'd just stop trying to prove how clever he is his material might be more enjoyable.

  • Richard HaseltineRichard Haseltine Posts: 19,404
    edited December 1969

    I felt Clara was a bit of a let down - in the Neil Gaiman episode she seemed to be channelling Amy, but for most of the others she was lacking in definition. Soufflé Girl and Barmaid/Governess seemed much more defined, and interesting.

  • OddOneOutOddOneOut Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Moffat needs to go, not Smith. I feel Moffat is one of the WORST writers in the history of the show.

    I disagree to some extent. He can be an excellent writer (Blink, Silence in the Library, The Girl in the Fireplace) but I don't think he's that great as the man in charge (head writer/executive producer). If he went back to just being one of the writers I think he would produce great things again. I am looking forward to the John Hurt stuff however.

  • SpottedKittySpottedKitty Posts: 3,261
    edited December 1969

    Well, looks like I was wrong as well. November, here we come...

  • TheCastellanTheCastellan Posts: 509
    edited December 1969

    OddOneOut said:
    Moffat needs to go, not Smith. I feel Moffat is one of the WORST writers in the history of the show.

    I disagree to some extent. He can be an excellent writer (Blink, Silence in the Library, The Girl in the Fireplace) but I don't think he's that great as the man in charge (head writer/executive producer). If he went back to just being one of the writers I think he would produce great things again. I am looking forward to the John Hurt stuff however.

    I feel Bink is HIGHLY overrated. To me, it's one of the WORST episodes made. And the last few years it was "THE POND SHOW!", and I can't stand Riversong.

  • nightkinnightkin Posts: 140
    edited December 1969

    if Clara seemed to be channeling Amy in Gaiman's story, it's because she was Amy. Neil has said that the worst thing about writing for Doctor Who (apart from the pay being low) is that just as a script is finished and done with, news arrives that the main companions have changed and it needs to be rewritten - in double quick time, and no extra fee.

    Personally i think Moffat's stories are among the best, but he's probably not the best man for the helm.. However, I do think he's done a better job of it than Davies did. I know that's controversial, but i didn't really like what RTD did with the show.

    I have mixed feelings about Riversong. very well portrayed by Alex, but the character is too much of a Mary-Sue. I don't think we have seen the last of her - her parting shot hints that she know's a little more of the Doctor's future, suggesting he still has another adventure or two with her earlier self.

    I liked Matt Smith's portrayal as the Doctor, but I had a feeling he would leave the show after this season, and it is probably the right time. Doctor Who is not a soap, and picking the right moment to leave is crucial to his career.

    One thing that both Davies and Moffatt have done that harks back to the very genesis of the show is to underline the basic truth that it isn't all about monsters and a strange man in a time machine - it's about the companions. Though i do wish that every new companion is not ultimately revealed to be the "most important person in the universe" - it's becoming too much of a cliche.

  • TheCastellanTheCastellan Posts: 509
    edited December 1969

    nightkin said:
    if Clara seemed to be channeling Amy in Gaiman's story, it's because she was Amy. Neil has said that the worst thing about writing for Doctor Who (apart from the pay being low) is that just as a script is finished and done with, news arrives that the main companions have changed and it needs to be rewritten - in double quick time, and no extra fee.

    Personally i think Moffat's stories are among the best, but he's probably not the best man for the helm.. However, I do think he's done a better job of it than Davies did. I know that's controversial, but i didn't really like what RTD did with the show.

    I have mixed feelings about Riversong. very well portrayed by Alex, but the character is too much of a Mary-Sue. I don't think we have seen the last of her - her parting shot hints that she know's a little more of the Doctor's future, suggesting he still has another adventure or two with her earlier self.

    I liked Matt Smith's portrayal as the Doctor, but I had a feeling he would leave the show after this season, and it is probably the right time. Doctor Who is not a soap, and picking the right moment to leave is crucial to his career.

    One thing that both Davies and Moffatt have done that harks back to the very genesis of the show is to underline the basic truth that it isn't all about monsters and a strange man in a time machine - it's about the companions. Though i do wish that every new companion is not ultimately revealed to be the "most important person in the universe" - it's becoming too much of a cliche.

    Personally, I am not for the "it's the companions" element, I prefer it to focus on the Doctor, and not those following him.

  • nightkinnightkin Posts: 140
    edited December 1969

    Originally that's how it was - the show was about two schoolteachers kidnapped by a mysterious old man and his granddaughter. Ian and Barbara played a very important role in the stories. Gradually the emphasis changed, and by the time Jon Pertwee took over the show was all about the Doctor, and the companion was merely there to get into trouble, scream, and ask silly questions so the Doctor could explain the plot. they became little more than exposition tools.

    Timelords are too powerful. eventually they all turn mad, bad, and dangerous to know; but the Doctor staves this off by taking human companions. there humanity acts as his moral compass and keeps him human.

  • SpottedKittySpottedKitty Posts: 3,261
    edited December 1969

    nightkin said:
    Timelords are too powerful. eventually they all turn mad, bad, and dangerous to know; but the Doctor staves this off by taking human companions. there humanity acts as his moral compass and keeps him human.

    As seen in "The Waters Of Mars". And remember the consequences of what didn't happen that one almost-time when Donna wasn't there to whack the Doctor with a clue stick...

    (Sigh... time travel... need more verbs and tenses...) :smirk:

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