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Old 20-11-2013, 00:29
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Going by what I saw of BBC3's "Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide" - which was bookended by two scenes, in which 11 is wearing his wig .... I'm going to find it a grotesque distraction to Matt Smith's swan song episode.

It's very clearly a wig. A bad wig. It has no natural hair movement... and just sits there, utterly rigid, like a photograph of a wave. A fixed point in time, made of hair.

Anyway, it's terrible. I actually kinda wish they'd simply written his buzz cut into the script.

Even a River Song wig would've looked better on him.
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Old 20-11-2013, 00:37
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I actually thought this myself. There was something off with his appearance that was bugging me until I realised. It's also lighter than his natural colour too. Almost gingery brown
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Old 20-11-2013, 00:39
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Yup will ruin his regeneration. They would have been best to write in a buzz cut into the story. Way too distracting. Couldn't concentrate on the story.
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Old 20-11-2013, 00:42
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It did look ok in the set pics though. Maybe it wasn't done to the standards of the Christmas episode and done quickly because it was just for 5 minutes? Who knows.
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Old 20-11-2013, 00:49
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It's a tribute to McCoy's.
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Old 20-11-2013, 00:54
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Yup will ruin his regeneration. They would have been best to write in a buzz cut into the story. Way too distracting. Couldn't concentrate on the story.
River at the end of the Library two-parter:

All the time we've been together, you knew I was coming here. The last time I saw you, the real you the future you, I mean you turned up on my doorstep, with a new haircut and a suit. You took me to Darillium to see the singing towers. Oh, what a night that was! The towers sang and you cried. You wouldn't tell me why, but I suppose you knew it was time. My time.
Surely Moff will work this in? Crying because he knows it's time for both of them...
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Old 20-11-2013, 01:01
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Yeah. They might as well not broadcast the episode. Its rubbish already. Ruined. Just skip straight to Capaldi and have a title card to explain what's happened. Its best for all of us.
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Old 20-11-2013, 01:04
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They may correct the colour in post-production.
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Old 20-11-2013, 01:20
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It's a tribute to McCoy's.
LOL! =D
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Old 20-11-2013, 02:12
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Looked fine to me.

Maybe it will his hands out of his hair for once!
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Old 20-11-2013, 07:59
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Going by what I saw of BBC3's "Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide" - which was bookended by two scenes, in which 11 is wearing his wig .... I'm going to find it a grotesque distraction to Matt Smith's swan song episode.

It's very clearly a wig. A bad wig. It has no natural hair movement... and just sits there, utterly rigid, like a photograph of a wave. A fixed point in time, made of hair.

Anyway, it's terrible. I actually kinda wish they'd simply written his buzz cut into the script.

Even a River Song wig would've looked better on him.
Why does it bother you? You're not watching the show any more, right?
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Old 20-11-2013, 08:06
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Looked fine to me.
tbh, I doubt most people would even have noticed if they didn't know in advance it was a wig.
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Old 20-11-2013, 09:03
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Couldn't he have been almost subjected to alien brain surgery or something and had his head shaved before Clara could rescue him.
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Old 20-11-2013, 09:06
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Going in and out of your own time stream has the side effect of your hair falling out
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Old 20-11-2013, 12:44
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I must admit that it was distracting as it was so obvious that it was a wig.
Hopefully they have done a better job with the wig for the Christmas Episode.
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Old 20-11-2013, 14:40
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Who donated the hair, I wonder?
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Old 20-11-2013, 14:42
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Who donated the hair, I wonder?
Karen Gillan's wig was made out of her own hair, maybe Smith kept his as well and the BBC Hair and Make up people made a wig out of it.
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