Whilst this is one of the better critiques of the new Daleks I couldnt disagree with it more - as with all things its down to personal choice -mself I like them and really cant understand why theres such a fuss about them the backs different - definately a distortion of the basic shape but other than that I dont see too much of a difference, they look like Daleks - and lets be honest even with the differences they look like Daleks, they sound like Daleks and even from the small time weve seen them on screen they act more like Daleks than RTDs did - if they carry on in this vein I'll be very happy.paulhickling wrote:Well, nothing to argue with there except the quality, for me, in those RTD era Moff stories.
But bringing this thread neatly back to it's core subject those new 'Daleks' are bloody awful. I too have seen far better re-imaginings around the web, many of which keep many elements that prevent them looking un-Dalek like. That's the biggest crime here. First off the rivets were a problem, coming from Cusick himself. So why not just take the damn things off? But as for giving them such big backends, making them look fat, bulky and downright ugly is unforgivable. The rivets were artistic licence to help make fibre glass props look metallic and heavy duty. It worked. They look great. The rivets were no more a problem than dirtied non-atmosphere going spaceships with the same odd sense of logic. We know it's wrong, but it looks right.
Now they look like inaccurate toys from a bygone era when toys weren't meant to be accurate models, so they just made a reasonable stab for something likey to be played with in the sand and soil. Don't make them sleek, or smart/cool looking. Make them look as stupid as possible, like something out of a really dumb kids show.
Don't know which is worse. The new Daleks or man sized vultures.
The Man sized muppet vultures are worse - but then again it really is a kids programme