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Published on July 8th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

Daleks’ Masterplan Comic

Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, BBC policy was to re-use videotape – something that has lead to the loss of many complete Doctor Who stories.

Mavic Chen in The Daleks Masterplan - illustrated by Rick LundeenOne of these is 1965′s The Daleks’ Masterplan, in which the aliens from Skaro attempt to destroy the peace and unity of Earth and its Allies by employing Mavic Chen, the Guardian of the Solar System.

The incomplete tale has been presented in audiobook form recently – but wouldn’t it be great if The Dalek’s Masterplan was a comic strip?

Rick Lundeen certainly thought so, and while attempts to get the idea picked up have failed, we think it’s both a super idea and one that is expertly executed.

Says Rick:

“I did 6 pages that comprised the first part of Episode one, “The Nightmare begins” picking right up from the end of The Myth Makers. Also did a line up redesigning the Galactic Council to give a few of them a bit more alien feel than the 1965 original budget allowed.”

Regular readers of Kasterborous may recall that Rick contributed superb artwork (including more Daleks!) to the third part of our Time Leech comic strip.

Visit Rick Lundeen’s website to enjoy the 6 page sample – also, you can enjoy Rick’s work in Time Leech: Time Bomb right here on Kasterborous!

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About the Author

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




4 Responses to Daleks’ Masterplan Comic

  1. Leosw4 says:

    It has amazed me over the years that graphic novels or adaptations of some of the show’s most famous or visually challenging stories have failed to materialise, especially many other films and TV shows have been getting graphic versions for well over 30 years. I am sure there is a market out there for such.

    This look’s truly great.

  2. Carn says:

    nice work that.

  3. The Lord StonkingTart says:

    Please let us know THE MINUTE this becomes available as a real, hold-in-your-hand book. My favourite Dr Who story in my favourite medium. I am figuratively emptying my wallet in your direction as I type.


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