-knuckles crack- alright my dear, dear viewers. It’s time I put on my favourite hat. I do not often put on this hat, but I fear I must. It’s my “I’m Going To Defend Classic Who and Start Discourse Hat”
There’s a post going around about how the director of World Enough in Time made the Mondasian Cybermen scary because the whole fandom was laughing at them.
I beg your pardon?
I love Rachel as a director, I really do, but…she made the Mondasian cybermen scary? Do you all really prefer the Iron Man clones that we’ve been dealing with for about eleven years?
I am assuming none of the people making this claim have seen the Tenth Planet because, really.
That doesn’t frighten you? Can you see it’s eyes? How about a quick zoom in.
I am an adult now, I watched the Tenth Planet when I was barely a teen and these things. Still scare the ever living crap out of me.
The eyes. You can see the eyes.
It’s beyond the eerie visual, it’s the fact that these cybermen are people: people that slowly but surely altered different parts of their body to survive to the point where even their feelings were deemed unnecessary, and decide that the race of their planets twin, the human race, must join them. That’s why they have human hands, cloth masks, patchwork bodies and sing-song synthesizer twisted vocal cords.
They were always. Scary. This is not a new concept dreamed up by dearest Moff.
Spare Parts did this “GENESIS” of the cybermen better. And first.
But this isn’t new, this whole parade for New Who and complete disregard for Classic Who.
AND BEFORE YOU SAY ANYTHING BELIEVE IT OR NOT: IM NOT OVER FIFTY YEARS OLD.
I am a twenty year old, from No-Where, America in the North East. And yet here I am, I have seen every episode of Old Who, I run multiple classic who blogs, I mean look at me, my favourite Doctor is Hartnell….if that wasn’t obvious enough.
And guess who was my first doctor? It’s Nine. So yeah, I started with New Who, and Peter Capaldi is one of my favourite Doctors.
But this is getting ridiculous amounts of annoying and stupid. And it’s not just the fans, it’s the writers too.
For example, the “jab” at the male companion being comic relief and the female as exposition as genders? As a non-binary don’t get me started on that…
Comic Relief? Oh Yeah, I was just dying in laughter over the Brigadier and Ben Jackson. Exposition? Because that’s all that Barbara Wright and Ace McShane did? Spout out exposition dialogue and nothing else?
I am sorry, but that is ignorant.
Ya’ll hate when someone puts Rose or Amy or Martha in some sort of box and yet you’re so wiling to marginalize and stereotype Classic Who companions? Why? Cause it’s old? Because it’s in black and white?
The fandom just…writes off classic who. Completely. And it writes off anyone who likes it as well. Is Classic for everyone? Of course not. Hell, New Who isn’t for everyone either, but why does that give the fandom the right to completely dismiss over FORTY YEARS of history?!
Why does the SHOW have the right to forget where it comes from? *COUGH* Day of the Doctor *COUGH*
You are missing out on beautifully written stories: creativeness the likes never seen in it’s time. The staples of Doctor Who come from Classic, whether you like it or not: The Master, Regeneration, Sonic Screwdriver, ect. ect.
You are missing out on beautifully designed monsters and sets, some that have held up fantastically….others not so much. You’re missing amazing camp and stunning drama, 10/10 acting from classic hollywood to over the top Nic Cage.
The Mondasian Cybermen were already scary, they were made scary back in 1966 in the Tenth Planet.
I am sick and tired of New Who getting credit for what Classic Who already did, and did so well, it became iconic.
CyberBuddy says for you to FRiiIiIIiICk OoooooooooFFff
i kinda want keith to disguise himself as one of the bom guys to save lance from a dangerous situation or something and after he rescues him, lance starts flirting with him (”thank you….mysterious hero you have my gratitude”) and keith takes off the mask to reveal himself: “lance… it’s me keith!” and lance is like “yeah i know, i still recognized your mullet even if it was covered” *winks* which leaves keith a blushy mess
the important question is that if they have a front facing camera HOW MANY SELFIES is on that camera. are there selfies of keith and lance together? shiro doing a funny face? allura and coran looking confused? hunk with his smug and sneaky expression? pidge doing the teen girl thing and blocking the camera with her hand? i need answers voltron