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Silliest Dr Who Monster?

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Would this make a good poll?

Let's face it, many of the Dr Who monsters were fairly silly (the very silliest ones appeared only once, for obvious reasons, but people watch the repeats, so maybe have seen them!).

Candidates might be:

The Daleks (couldn't go up stairs, although they managed it later on).

Some monsters were actors wearing heavy costumes (cybermen, soltarans, silurians etc), so they could only move slowly. You could "escape" from these by just walking away!

The Green Death (bubble bath foam with rubber bits in it!).

The Robot (Tom Baker Era) which had identity crisis, then started growing bigger.

The Zarbi, giant ants, played by actors, so only 2 legs!

The War Machines (my personal favourite). These were large packing crates, a hole in the side, an arm sticking through the hole holding a hammer (talk about low budgets, I suppose they were very cheap, when BBC ran out of sink plungers for making daleks it could still manage these). They were on furniture castors, with an actor inside moving the thing. To be "threatened" by one, you had to stay still for ages while it slowly came up to you, so it could hit you with its hammer.

The Dominators. 2 men in dinner jackets, with a clunky robot. This inspired a famous Pete and Dud satire ("we say, can we dominate you, if they say no, then we say alright then and just go away").

The Time Lords were fairly silly. Strange headgear. Didn't some wear ladies' bathing caps? Didn't some actually wear toilet seats on their shoulders, with the toilet lid up behind their heads (see stories set on Gallifrey).

Hmmm, maybe this will make me unpopular, oh well ......
 

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There have certainly been some silly ones, trouble is that it is a long time since seeing some of the silliest ones, so can't really bring one to mind, i do seem to remember thinking that the Green Death was a bit silly. :)
 

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You don't have to go very far back - I thought the Slitheen were pretty silly!

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Better quickly add (before lynch mob forms!) that I'm a fan too. The splendor's in the stories, and especially the acting, not the sometimes wobbly sets and effects. But that aspect exists, and I think a bit of gentle piss-taking is ok.

Slitheen, hmm, suspicously similar to Heinlein's "Puppet Masters", methinks.
 

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spiney said:
Would this make a good poll?

Let's face it, many of the Dr Who monsters were fairly silly (the very silliest ones appeared only once, for obvious reasons, but people watch the repeats, so maybe have seen them!).
......

The Manneqins have been on more than once (even reappeared this time round), and they are really silly
 

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Used to scare me silly.

Autons I think they were. Breaking out of shop windows & the fingers dropped
down to shoot people.
Always used to look really carefully in the windows on sunday afternoon walks in town with my dad just in case. :-ohmy


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Theres some cracking "shame we didnt have these monsters" here:

h**p://www.b3ta.com/challenge/doctor/

Sadly quite a few of the pics dont work, but the remaining ones are worth a look. (The pic DOES work - click on it)
 

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