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Irony of the Daleks

The West Sussex Gazette has paid tribute to Dalek designer Ray Cusick, the original designer of the Daleks, with memories from his family, co-workers and friends. Cusick passed away recently after a short illness but leaves behind a design legacy that will last for millions of years. His youngest daughter Claire Heawood recalled growing up…

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Doctor Who Showcase Symphonic Spectacular

BBC Showcase paid tribute to fifty years of the Doctor in Liverpool last Tuesday night with the Doctor Who Showcase Symphonic Spectacular – a celebration of Murray Gold’s epic music with some very special guests from across the galaxy. Hosted by Mark Williams, who played Rory’s Dad Brian, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and…

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Did Chimneys Inspire the Daleks?

Daleks? Oh, they’re based on salt and pepper pots. WRONG! What idiot told you that?! They’re actually based on chimneys. Don’t look at me like that. Okay, so there’s a sort of truth behind the salt and pepper thing – but only in that designer, Raymond Cusick, pushed a shaker around a table once to…

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Reviewed: Dark Eyes

Once in a while, Big Finish produces a new Doctor Who audio that is designed as a good entry point to their vast ranges. Given that they produce adventures featuring five different Doctors, this should come as no surprise. These occurrences aren’t exactly rare, but they do provide casual or aspiring listeners an opportunity to…

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Web Obituaries for Raymond Cusick

Dalek designer Raymond Cusick’s impact upon Doctor Who and popular culture cannot be understated. Coming from a place of logic and elegant economy; his story is the story of Doctor Who – of talented self-depreciating in house producers asked to craft far away worlds of limitless potential with the most meagre and humble of resources;…

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Dalek Designer Ray Cusick Dies

The visionary that was Raymond P. Cusick has died, aged 84. The man to whom the BBC paid a nominal sum for his design of Terry Nation’s malevolent Daleks back in 1963 was died of heart failure in his sleep on Thursday, announced his daughter Claire Heawood. Shared with the word last night on Twitter…

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