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Ratings & Dream Crabs


Crab drawing concept alternatives

It’s a long story.

Actually no, this is going to be quite a short story. The Radio Times just posted a bunch of juicy pics detailing the design work that resulted into those dreamy swine, the Dream Crabs. It’s always super fascinating to get a peek at the behind-the-scenes process that went into finding what we ultimately ended up with. Just look up there at all the different iterations the designers went through!

Crab alt concept

One thing I’ve often noticed with these unused creature designs is how much more horrific and frightening they are, before they are obviously tweaked and refined to give us something that isn’t going to completely traumatise all the six-year olds watching. BAH.

Anyway, there’s plenty more cool-ass pics to slobber over in the original article, so get you’re Who Nerd self over there!

Crab Model



Cap Promo

Now I don’t like blathering on about filthy ratings too much, especially when a certain section of fans seem to revel in the idea that they might be plummeting, and ignoring the actual truth, no matter how many times it’s pointed out to them. Odd lot.


Seems like Who is booming in the U.S. right now, with the eighth season and the latest Christmas special both recording the shows highest ever ratings. Cooly-cool.


Alright, I’m out of here Who Nerds – *Slides on shades and revs flying motorcycle*


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Author: Matthew Stott


3 thoughts on “Ratings & Dream Crabs

  1. I loved the episode and the dream crabs, but I’m still not sure about them being so similar to Alien. Great to see the concept art though – thanks for posting!

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