The Doctor goes under cover this week, coming face to face not only with the terrifying Skovox Blitzer, but also with Clara’s love interest Danny Pink. Designer Stuart Manning drew influences from the 50s, 60s and 70s to create his poster for episode six, The Caretaker…
"Writer Gareth Roberts’ episodes have a wonderful sense of unfussiness about them, which somehow feels very seventies to me," says Stuart. "So that was the starting point – blocky fonts and simple, chunky shapes. I also wanted to pick up on the theme of overlapping relationships after-hours, but in a tongue in cheek way, which inspired the silhouettes. So film noir meets Abigail’s Party seemed to fit the bill nicely."
Twelfth Doctor + Manifesto
"I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night”
I know you’re afraid. But being afraid is all right. Because didn’t anybody ever tell you? Fear is a superpower. Fear can make you faster and cleverer and stronger… Fear doesn’t have to make you cruel or cowardly. Fear can make you kind. So listen. If you listen to nothing else, listen to this: you’re always gonna be afraid, even if you learn to hide it. Fear is like a companion. A constant companion, always there. But that’s okay. Because fear can bring us together. Fear can bring you home. Fear makes companions of us all.
History is a burden, stories can make us fly.
Perhaps we will both be stories…
May those stories n e v e r e n d .
- when did you stop believing in everything?
- when did you start believing in impossible heroes?
- don’t you know?
"I am the Doctor. My skills as a bowman speak for themselves."