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August 17, 2014 11:52 AM   Subscribe

A hypnotic video merging every actor who's played Doctor Who into one average face. [SLYT] (Laughing Squid via)
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome (29 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
He's a bland white guy with Chia pet hair.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:00 PM on August 17, 2014 [8 favorites]


HORRIBLE.
posted by Going To Maine at 12:01 PM on August 17, 2014


(some of the intermediate ones were nice, though.)
posted by Going To Maine at 12:01 PM on August 17, 2014


He's so white he's actually 1/13th greyscale.
posted by NoraReed at 12:09 PM on August 17, 2014 [11 favorites]


The combined effect of Pertwee/Tom Baker hair is powerful.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 12:12 PM on August 17, 2014 [8 favorites]


face like a Shepard's Pie.
posted by The Whelk at 12:13 PM on August 17, 2014 [1 favorite]


He looks a lot like David Tennant, and yet not quite enough like David Tennant.
posted by mochapickle at 12:18 PM on August 17, 2014 [1 favorite]


I liked the music choices in the background.

Also the bunch of caveats at the end.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 12:19 PM on August 17, 2014 [1 favorite]


Put him in sunglasses and it's basically Roy Orbison.
posted by Iridic at 12:19 PM on August 17, 2014


I'm pretty certain I've seen him on Crimewatch.
posted by arcticseal at 12:39 PM on August 17, 2014 [2 favorites]


That hair is just unsettling.
posted by brundlefly at 12:40 PM on August 17, 2014 [1 favorite]


War plus Eccleston could have played Kenobi in the prequels.
posted by selfnoise at 12:47 PM on August 17, 2014 [4 favorites]


Funny enough this is also the average face of all six Pythons ca 1975.
posted by axoplasm at 12:52 PM on August 17, 2014 [2 favorites]


Sure is pearly white.
posted by kafziel at 12:53 PM on August 17, 2014


I'm not convinced that the merge-midpoints business he's doing is really resulting in a balanced average at the end.

The combined effect of Pertwee/Tom Baker hair is powerful.

It really is!

Also, the Pertwee-into-Baker merge at 0:07 is disturbing; Tom Baker's big toothy grin.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 1:06 PM on August 17, 2014 [1 favorite]


Much better video if watched in double time.
posted by bitdamaged at 1:20 PM on August 17, 2014


Most of the actors shown are the age they were when they played the role, except Paul McGann. Shouda got a earlier shot o' him.
posted by George_Spiggott at 1:20 PM on August 17, 2014 [3 favorites]


I'm not convinced that the merge-midpoints business he's doing is really resulting in a balanced average at the end.

You're right, there's some assumption being made about the blend's intermediate states that isn't necessarily supported by the algorithm. And something's definitely amiss in the last blend -- almost everything about the last five is lost and the 13-merge looks little different from the 8-merge.
posted by George_Spiggott at 1:29 PM on August 17, 2014 [1 favorite]


Those last blends seem deliberately calculated to minimize Matt Smith's influence.
posted by Thorzdad at 1:50 PM on August 17, 2014


Well I mean of course can you imagine that forehead with that hair?
posted by Joey Michaels at 2:37 PM on August 17, 2014


Guys, guys, we've found it, we've found the Doctor's original form.

And he is a microphone.
posted by Spatch at 3:38 PM on August 17, 2014 [3 favorites]


Still not ginger.
posted by zooropa at 4:13 PM on August 17, 2014 [4 favorites]


Interesting... The average of Docs 7 and 8 is Al Pacino in "Heat"
posted by Hairy Lobster at 6:15 PM on August 17, 2014 [1 favorite]


Wouldn't the average just be the 7th doctor? [ducks]
posted by Renoroc at 6:34 PM on August 17, 2014 [2 favorites]


Doctor who?

Who doctor
posted by TedW at 7:17 PM on August 17, 2014


The nu-who Doctor looks much leaner and harder than the old.

I love that the video ended with a list of other Doctors who were not included: the Cushing Doctor, the Shalka Doctor, a dozen possible future Doctors (hello Valeyard)...
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 8:01 PM on August 17, 2014


Renoroc: "Wouldn't the average just be the 7th doctor? [ducks]"

It depends on whether you're going for the median average or mean average.
posted by RobotHero at 9:46 PM on August 17, 2014 [3 favorites]


Weird. He looks kinda like Stephen Moffat...
posted by inturnaround at 10:32 PM on August 17, 2014 [1 favorite]


Most of the actors shown are the age they were when they played the role, except Paul McGann. Shouda got a earlier shot o' him.

That's a shot of McGann from the last time he played the role.
posted by Ben Trismegistus at 8:41 AM on August 18, 2014


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