Daleks   4 comments

The Daleks are one of the classic villains from the iconic BBC series, Doctor Who. They were originally conceived by sci-fi writer Terry Nation for the 1963 episode, The Daleks, and have appeared in many, many variations in many more episodes over the last 50 years.  The design of the Daleks was done by Raymond Cusick, who died this week at age 84.

The Dalek’s electronic voice crying “Exterminate!” has become a pop culture touch point in England, and has spread world wide with the expanding notoriety of the show. The show is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

I first met the Daleks watching the London Olympics last summer.  They peppered the opening ceremonies with cultural icons … including having the torch procession go by Daleks set in London.  Just like on the TV show. It wasn’t until after I started Doctor Who, and became a fan, that I understood what those funny looking things were.

Posted March 2, 2013 by henrymowry in Media

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