Some things I agree with
(or not as the case may be)
Saturday, November 12 The Cybermen cometh! And they look like the Iron Man with flares!
But, before you go further, just consider this comparison...
Cover illustration for Ted Hughes' "The Iron Man" (made into a film called the Iron Giant a couple of years ago):
And here's a picture of how the chap looks in the film version:
... Now, check out the BBC's new Cybermen:
A little cross-pollination of ideas, perhaps? The Iron Man was one of my favourite books when I studied English in secondary school. Hmm. Anyway, here's some of the text from the Cybermen article, gloriously stolen from El Reg (one of my favourite cynical news sources):
Yes, that's right, the Cybermen have a new design, the latest in a long line of silvery, cybernetic fashion statements that the monstrous Mondasians have been attempting to foist upon Earthlings since the late 1960s...
...Indeed, bar the elegant feminine shape, the new cybes have all the halmarks of the Robotrix from Fritz Lang's Metropolis filmed in 1927.
Remember, retro is the new futurism... ®
Glorious. I would've typed something suitably witty and comparing the various cybes throughout the ages of the Dr., but I wasn't even born when the original series aired, so I have no benchmark. :D
Dragged out of Christopher's memory and pasted
into his blog at
11/12/2005 04:08:00 PM. Roughly. Blog ID: 113181193919923267·
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