Thursday, May 06, 2010
Commission piece for Matt Zitron, inks n' brush on Bristol board.
Silver Nemesis is not a particularly popular Doctor Who story. It's not even particularly good, if I'm honest (too many limp jokes about social workers, a guest appearance from the Queen, a cameo appearance from a mostly forgotten Hollywood star... all bolted onto a plot used two stories earlier by Remembrance of the Daleks). It *does* feature the Cybermen, but it's the silver giants at their most useless - standing around waiting to get shot, falling over at the slightest whiff of gold... sigh.
BUT! It also features a brilliantly evil 16th Century witch, Sylvester McCoy at his most puckish and entertaining, and the awesome Sophie Aldred tearing shit up. Seriously, look at this:
"So who'll be next... and who'll be lucky?" It takes balls to talk to a Cyberman like that. Ace rules.
And that's why I love Silver Nemesis.