Tagged Daleks

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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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The Dalek Generation

BBC Books’ range of New Adventures Doctor Who books returns to shelves in April – and look set to celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary with style! It’s only fitting, of course, that the Doctor faces some of his most iconic enemies. And it doesn’t get more iconic than… The Dalek Generation sees Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor…

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