New Doctor Who promo picture is a bit David Cameron

IT seems to be the day for Doctor Who pictures as the BBC has just released this one of Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and a host of monsters including the Daleks and the Weeping Angels.

The new Doctor Who image

The new Doctor Who image

First impressions?

It’s all a bit David Cameron isn’t it? By which I mean Matt (memorably described by @illicitheart on Twitter as a prototype Gordon Ramsey) and Karen have been airbrushed to within an inch of their lives while holding some curious positions mid leap in front of what I presume is wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff.

Jamie McLoughlin added below that the background stuff may be a clue to the new title sequence, which is a good shout.

It’s also very different from the old style promo pics, which generally had Doctor Dave and / or a companion, plus an enormous lens flare.

A Doctor Who promotional image

A Doctor Who promotional image

I felt they worked well because they looked more real, whereas this new collage-style picture seems like it was made by a designer fresh out of photoshop college after eating too many Smarties (The earlier Tennant/Smith image had a similar feel). It also feels …. younger …. or designed for a younger audience maybe.

That could just just be the shock of the new though, I suppose.

In any case, this is more proof, if it were needed, that the Moff is determined to move the show away from RTD’s model that served so well and find his own path, which is as it should be.

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