Dr Who: Don’t Tardis At Home

Jabbed by one too many Daleks, Dr Who now positions his man-parts defensively. We don’t blame him.

Thanks Nick. You can see the original here. If you can’t see the PSD, please check out our marked up image.

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You call it “Man parts” I call it a knee. Potatoe, potato.  by ZealotZebra

  • Konvention

    You call it “Man parts” I call it a knee. Potatoe, potato

  • ComradePorkie

    That just looks like his knee to me. I can’t see what’s wrong with it.

  • JamesA

    It may be a knee but it seems at a bit of an awkward angle compared to where you’d expect his hips to be. Maybe it’s a time lord thing, I don’t know.

  • http://ottodestruct.com Otto

    ♫ Just a knee, not a PSD… ♫

  • http://www.facebook.com/mglicksman Mike Glicksman

    Of course that’s his knee. The question is if that’s his knee, where’s his crotch?

  • Tess

    He definitely has his belly pulled in and butt tucked

    • Pixel-Pimp

      No he hasn’t.  Again, I was involved in this image, and other variations of it, and other than cutting out the characters, placing them on a background, and adding colour/lighting effects and shadows, nothing is done to change the heads/limbs/shape/figures/other body parts or anything.  The BBC is very particular about this.

      Still, it doesn’t stop people who have no understanding of perspective or how photography works claiming to have spotted a PSD when in fact there is none.

      • Bargonzo

        I was also involved in creating this picture and we actually used dismountable mannequins to get this specific look. Pixel-Pimp is an impostor!

        • Pixel Pimp

          Damn – rumbled!

          It’s actually quite funny reading the theories of people who reckon this has been done or that has been done, because they ‘can tell’, and all this “well, if you look at the angle of the hips, and draw an imaginary line to the leg, then it cannot possibly be real so blah blah blah”, when I know for a fact that they’re wrong!

          People do like to feel that they’ve discovered something, and that they’;re an expert, don’t they, bless em, even if they don’t know what they’re talking about!

  • Pixel-Pimp

    I didn’t retouch this particular version but I was involved with it, and I can tell you that that is indeed his knee, and that nothing was added/taken away, morphed, liquified, cloned or replaced with the image of Matt Smith or any of the other characters.

    This blog is full of people who like to think they’re very clever in spotting PSD’s that don’t actually exist…

    • greennotGreen

      But I can’t see how the angle of his thigh above his knee doesn’t result in his having a butt that’s somewhere in another dimension.

      • Pixel-Pimp

        Well, that’s just the way it is.  I repeat: he is completely real, as are all the other characters in that picture. 

        If people think that a character has been composed of bits of other images, or that their head’s on the wrong way round or something, then so be it, but I can tell you that that is not the case!

        I’d show you the original photography but I’d probably get very fired if I did.

        • Konvention

          I love how you just indirectly said Matt Smith doesn’t have an ass.

          “Thats just the way he is”.

          Yeah, don’t bully the assless people!

          • 04ForksAche

            I love how he indirectly said this picture was crap with no help whatsoever from bad Photoshop.

          • Pixel Pimp

            Actually, I said that is how “it” is, not “he”, meaning that the people in the image are real and un-doctored (if you’ll pardon the pun).

            Matt Smith is quite an odd-looking chap, I agree, so people often think there’s something suspicious going on with images of him…

  • Pixel-Pimp

    If care to look at the portrait crop of the same image, you can see very clearly where his leg and knee are.  It’s just the way his coat hangs that hides much of his body.

    http://blogtorwho.blogspot.com/2011/08/doctor-who-series-6-part-2-promo-pics.html

    • Anon

      I gotta say, seeing the full picture only makes my brain hurt even more. How long is that man’s torso?

      • http://www.www.psdisasters.com Vernon

        I have to agree, it makes it look even worse.

      • JamesA

        I agree. The full length version looks even worse. Photoshop or not, that just looks wrong.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=619586555 Leif Beaver

        I concur. Pizel-Pimp you are wrong. lol.

  • http://twitter.com/sing_sang_sung_ Sing Sang Sung

    Pixel-Pimp so you need to ask someone to publish it in PhotographersDisastrous.com

  • OurJames

    Even though the BBC have conveniently circled the PSD (the O in ONE), I don’t think it is. In my never-ending quest to recreate supposed PSDs in front of the mirror (I know, too much free time) I have concluded that this anatomy is possible. The key is the position of the left hand. If you use that as a marker for a location approximately 2/5 of the distance between the top of his pelvis and his knee, it does work out. At least it does for me, but I’ve never been through any of the higher dimensions, so your milage may vary.
    Now that guy on the left? That is just so wrong.

    • Konvention

      I immediately reacted to the guy on the left. Making Arthur Darvill looking like he’s 50 and retarded is quite the accomplishment. But no PSD.

      I assume you weren’t referring to Bob Saget… sorry, the horrible alien to the left.

  • Cropper

    Boring comment: Interesting comments on this one.

  • ZOD

    I’d say that the “PSD” is more a case of compositing people who where photographed at different angles — if there is one at all.

  • Cerubus

    I don’t see a PSD in this, I guess I am missing it. 

    • Susanna

      It doesn’t look like anything’s wrong to me, either. Matt Smith (the Doctor) in the center is scrawny, so him standing like that would and could produce the exact same image that I see in front of me. LOL

  • Pixel-Pimp

    Well, this is my last word on the subject:  To recap – the anatomy of the actors as they appear here is real – nothing has been nipped/tucked/added/removed/replaced/morphed/warped/liquified or anything.

    Comments such as the ones I’ve seen here were also abundant in another Doctor Who image I worked on (the swirly vortex one), where people were claiming that Karen Killan’s legs weren’t real and that they could ‘tell’, due to the angle of her hips or something, and they even thought we’d comped her boots on, and there was a whole list of supposed PSDs that people were smugly ‘spotting’ which simply weren’t true, in relation to body bards and anatomy, all of which was completely real, but you can’t explain that to people who have little understanding, and think they know better than the people who actually created the image.

    This image, above, is very photoshopped, yes – it’s sic-fi after all.  I personally wouldn’t have gone so far with the ‘effects’ and the hi-pass filter, if it was up to me, and other versions I did myself of this, I reigned it back a bit, but it is a sic fi show and the iconic image is meant to be a bit other-worldy.

    Whether you like the picture or not is upto you – some will like it, some will hate it, but I can honestly tell you that there is no jiggery-pokery going on in terms of people’s bodies and legs and heads etc – they’re real.

    In fact, I’m surprised it’s not Rory you’re all complaining about – he looks the most like he might have been composed of different bits (HE WASN’T) – sometimes their poses are a bit like that that, but, I repeat, they are real.

    End of.

    • Whazza

      Oh, sure, when it’s science fiction, then a picture MUST look like sh!t. Great job!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Frank-Bauer/100000097888274 Frank Bauer

        The question whether or not the picture “looks like shit” is very subjective. If you don’t like the picture, you don’t like it. But the question whether or not there is a PSD is an objective one, and I think there quite clearly isn’t a PSD.

        • Whazza

          So, you can THINK objectively? Or are you just a sock puppet of Mr Pimp? I THINK you are.

          Maybe you haven’t been arould here long enough, Mr Patronize, but “looks like shit” means “PSD” over here. Because, you know, we are not discussing esthetic qualities here, as you pointed out yourself. A car crash “looks like shit”, too, but not because it’s “ugly”.

    • Ted Cunn

      I have to say that I’m a bit sceptical of you when you can’t even spell ‘sci-fi’ properly. Unless it’s ‘sic fi’ before your mistakes were intentional?

      • Pixel-Pimp

        Hehe well that’s hasty typing for you….

        Look, if it makes people happy to think they’ve spotted some hilarious Photoshop ‘mistake’ or whatever, when there is in fact none, then so be it.  All I can do in this particular case is tell you about it from the perspective of someone who was involved in the making of this series of images (although not this one, directly – but I do have the layered Photoshop file and all of the original photography that went into it), and I can honestly tell you that the anatomical ‘anomalies’ that have been pointed out by smug “I know better than anyone else” types on here are, in fact, nothing to do with the retouching, and only to do with how those people’s bodies actually are, because they HAVE NOT BEEN ALTERED.

        Whether you choose to believe me or not is entirely up to you, but I think the more intelligent among us will know what I mean.

        Whether or not you *like* the image or not is also entirely upto you – some will love it and some will hate it.

        Some will say it’s overcooked effects-wise and some will see it as a bit of a fantasy, sic-fi image to entice you into the series.

        *Whatever*. It’s not that important really.

        Definitely my final word on it now!!

        • Cropper

          It that the Final Final Word? Just joking! Thanks for jumping in and telling the inside story. 

    • Anon

      So your photographers are experts at taking photos that appear to have the body distorted and manipulated? If it were once, I’d say sure, it’s coincidence, but the fact that it keeps happening only brings more questions to mind.

  • Marcy

    I think the guy in the middle looks fine, or at least believable.  But the guy on the far left is badly photoshopped – they messed up his face and one of his fingers is way too long.  And the guy next to his has lightning coming out of his crotch. 

    • Susanna

      The guy on the far left is one of The Silence and is perfectly represented in the image.

      • Mioun

        Yeah well, maybe Marcy was being ironic ?

    • Bargonzo

      Maybe he’s real, but if he held that posture while standing at that angle, he would fall over. His gravity center is way off his base…

  • guest

    That’s not a disaster, no. Try drawing in how his body would work under the coat: it actually all fits together.

    This one, however, is a disaster!
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-o3UMLBMGVKU/Tc4skmzPmsI/AAAAAAAANUE/tCRCSF8374Y/s1600/rebel_promo.jpg