Ray Cusick, the BBC designer who created the look of the Daleks, died in his sleep Thursday. He was 84.
thank you Ray Cusick for giving us the Daleks and may you rest in peace
Former BBC designer Ray Cusick died of heart failure in his sleep on Thursday, Claire Heawood added.
The Daleks became the iconic villains in cult science fiction series Doctor Who, which is due to mark its 50th anniversary with events this year.
Mr Cusick, from Horsham, West Sussex, leaves two daughters and seven grandchildren, his family said.
Daleks on Westminster bridge - filming for An Adventure in Space and Time 17.02.2013
Dalek Invasion! Mark Gatiss Reports from London during a shoot for An Adventure in Space and Time - Doctor Who (by BBC)
There is no other reason for this post except to tell you that meetings at BBC America include Daleks and Judoon on the table.
The Doctor and Clara by Dominic Marco
Oswin used SOUFFLE
it’s deliciously effective! +5000!!
I dun made a GIF
Missed bringing up essential holiday music by an hour for myself. Hm.
Yesterday we began a short series of videos in which Doctor Who’s lead writer and Executive Producer, Steven Moffat, looks at the best and most significant Dalek adventures.
We started with a trip back in time to the very first Dalek story and today, as a companion piece to that video, Steven Moffat reviews another early classic – The Evil of the Daleks. It was an incredible adventure that saw the Doctor battle his old enemies across the cosmos, from Victorian England to Skaro… There were losses for the Time Lord, a new companion and the possibility of a final end to the Daleks…
Watch the video after the link.
via the BBC Doctor Who Blog:
The Daleks first appeared 49 years ago this month when the TARDIS visited the strange and sinister planet known as Skaro…
To celebrate the Doctor’s oldest alien adversaries we’re beginning a short series of videos which feature Doctor Who’s lead writer and Executive Producer, Steven Moffat, discussing their history. He selects a number of stories that are amongst his favourites and the most significant Dalek adventures, beginning, appropriately enough, with the Daleks’ debut from December, 1963.
SciFiNow:What is a typical day of shooting like?
Barnaby Edwards: On a full Dalek day you’re in there the whole day; you’re allowed out every now and then for water and a comfort break, but I’ll be inside for eight hours; something like that. Nick Briggs will be on the side of the set voicing the Dalek, and there’s a radio feed from his microphone into the Dalek with speakers positioned around the set so the actors can hear the lines. Effectively, if you go onto the set of Doctor Who, the Daleks are there; they’re real, they’re live.
Grover and the Cookie Monster : Doctor Who
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The first half of the seventh season of Doctor Who may be over, but it may end up being the gift that kept giving for the show’s larger mythology. Despite the promise of each week offering a standalone episode, each episode so far has introduced new ideas and concepts for writers to play with in future. Here’s five of our favorites….