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They've done what I would have done and dressed him older to contrast with Matt Smith's relative youth. Sort of like Indiana Jones in his day job, actually, but with modern footwear

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Not blown away by it, and less impressed than I was with Tennant's first costume reveal, but it works. This is an official BBC release, but now we just need some proper promo pics.

EDIT: More pics here.

Date: 2009-07-20 03:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ajr.livejournal.com
He looks like a geography teacher.

Date: 2009-07-20 03:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] iainjclark.livejournal.com
Yes, but in a good way. ;)

Date: 2009-07-20 06:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ajr.livejournal.com
I shall reserve judgment until I see him in action. Though I fear I might find it tricky to not say "But he's SO YOUNG!" every five minutes. We'll see. I suspect [livejournal.com profile] fba is all set to call me a wronghead nonetheless. :)

Date: 2009-07-20 06:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] fba.livejournal.com
TBH his age is irrelevant. Provided he can play a 900 year old time lord convincingly I don't care.

Date: 2009-07-20 06:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] fba.livejournal.com
Geography teacher chic is cool - have you *seen* Jarvis Cocker recently?

Date: 2009-07-20 06:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] fba.livejournal.com
Not sure about the bow tie but I *love* the boots!

Date: 2009-07-20 06:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] iainjclark.livejournal.com
I like the contrast of the boots with the outfit. It's the same trick they pulled with Tennant's converse shoes: the quirky bit that doesn't fit. Although arguably in this costume Matt Smith is the quirky bit that doesn't fit, and I don't mean that in a bad way. The costume is deliberately juxtaposed with his youth.(I'm sure that he'll spend lots of time in variants of this outfit, or missing the tie, as per Tennant.)

Putting the costume together with the new-look old-look Tardis gives everything a pleasingly retro feel and sets a slightly different tone for the new era. As it should be.

Date: 2009-07-20 06:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] fba.livejournal.com
I hadn't noticed the TARDIS looking particularly different. A new prop? I'll be interested to see what they come up with for inside - there have been quite a few rumours of something major in the works.

Date: 2009-07-20 07:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] iainjclark.livejournal.com
Images here.

Old Tardis:


New Tardis


Which is a reasonable ringer for the original William Hartnell Tardis.

Date: 2009-07-20 08:08 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] fba.livejournal.com
Interesting link. Strangely the differences don't actually take away from the basic police-box-ness of it.

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