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Beware the Fendahl
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Better let glowing skulls be, or huge slug monsters might appear (according to the Doctor Who serial "Image of the Fendahl").
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Mindslave24-7's avatar
Mindslave24-7|Hobbyist General Artist
:music: ...the worms crawl in, the worms crawl out
The worms play pinochle on your snout...:music:
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Libra1010's avatar
 Ah, there's that old-time DOCTOR WHO Terror.:fear: 
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Loneanimator's avatar
Loneanimator|Hobbyist Filmographer
The genuine deal! :)
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Libra1010's avatar
 Is there a RETURNS policy? (preferably one other than "He who whines like a pimp gets slapped like a pimp"). I have to sleep sometime, you know!
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Loneanimator's avatar
Loneanimator|Hobbyist Filmographer
No, but childhood nightmares come at no extra charge.
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fatlina's avatar
love that story. one of the most Lovecraftian of the classic Doctor stories
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Loneanimator's avatar
Loneanimator|Hobbyist Filmographer
Agreed. It's got both that ancient aliens concept, as well as slimy monsters.
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GoldandSliverDragon's avatar
I haven't seen this one yet but it looks good
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Loneanimator's avatar
Loneanimator|Hobbyist Filmographer
I re-watched it just the other night. It's 4th Doctor in Hammer Horror mode :)
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scorpionlover42's avatar
That radiation image and the lighting effects here are excellent! Clap 
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Loneanimator's avatar
Loneanimator|Hobbyist Filmographer
Thank you :) It's mostly Photoshop magic! The original drawing is made with a Japanese brush pen, but the cross hatch radiating lines in the background is drawn with a black ball point pen.
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snicker1's avatar
thanks for sharing
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Loneanimator's avatar
Loneanimator|Hobbyist Filmographer
Glad you enjoyed it :)
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G-Rett's avatar
G-Rett|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, isn't that just the stuff of nightmares.  I'm guessing its... its... mouth feelers?  Yeah, we're going with mouth feelers.  My bet is that they provide the Fendahl with all the sensory stimuli that a tongue, nose, and possibly even eyes afford us.

Was there a reason they wanted a glowing skull?  And when I say "they", I mean both the Fendahl and all other interested parties.
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Loneanimator's avatar
Loneanimator|Hobbyist Filmographer
Your guess about the feelers in the head are probably spot on (though I doubt the production team gave it that much thought).

The skull is the Fendahl, apparently a very humanoid alien race, that might've created humans in the past. They lived off the life energy of others, having gone down an evolutional dead-end (according to the Doctor), and thereby acted in ways that we judged as "evil". The life spawned by the Fendahl when having fed is the Fendahleen, the slug monsters (because why not have monsters in your Doctor Who serial).
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anubishawk's avatar
A classic Tom Baker story.  And a wonderful image of the monster.
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Loneanimator's avatar
Loneanimator|Hobbyist Filmographer
Agreed, and thanks! :)
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