Monday, July 7, 2008
This little bit of artwork just makes me laugh out aloud. It really does. For a start, having listened to Empire of the Daleks three times, I can reveal it's completely unrepresentative of the actual story. There is no ruined houses of parliament, or even the normal, un-ruined houses of parliament. Just a quarry and the warehouse from Resurrection. And the burning orange flame effect? All baloney. The post-apocalyptic Earth is in an ashy nuclear winter. No pretty fires. No buildings at all, come to think of it.
But the best thing - just beating the Doctor's wonderful embarassed eyeroll, as if even he can't believe this - is the use of New Series Dalek and TARDIS. You know, the pitiful, ill-written, under-budgeted non-canonical garbage the BBC spews up out of envy at the brilliance of the ADs... but still use them in their mock publicity shots for stories fifteen years old. Because, remember, the BBC wish they could be as good a production as Empire of the Daleks... but they do kinda actually kinda better than the competition: