Dalek at the YouTube Next Lab offices. on Flickr.
Peter Jackson has exclusively confirmed that he is still interested in directing an episode ofDoctor Who. The Lord of the Rings filmmaker has also named his fee: a Dalek. The offer came in the course of Jackson’s appreciation of the British science fiction showthat appears in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly.
Jackson is a diehard Who fan who has been watching the 50-year-old series almost since it began broadcasting and who first expressed his willingness to direct an episode last year. In the EW article, he reveals that he met current Who executive producer Steven Moffat over Christmas and assured him he wasn’t joking. “They don’t even have to pay me,” Jackson writes. “But I have got my eye on one of those nice new gold-colored Daleks. They must have a spare one (hint, hint).” Jackson already owns two used-on-the-show Daleks — the most famous of the Doctor Who monsters — which you can see in the photograph above.
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New Doctor Kawaii featuring KARATE DOCTOR!
Jon Pertwee Doctor did an awful lot of karate chopping in his time.
The Villains of Doctor Who
The 1964 original and the 2013 recreation for 'An Adventure In Space and Time'
The Doctor fights the cutest Daleks in the history of the universe and loses to the cuteness
@Markgatiss: Farewell to the great Ray Cusick. His passing is especially sad in this anniversary year but his creation remains immortal. Daleks forever!
Vale Raymond Cusick (1928-2013) - Designer of the Dalek.
The Daleks are arguable the first instance of mass media marketing. They were everywhere in the UK in the 1960s. Dalek toys, tea-towels, costumes, games, books, comics, jelly-moulds etc.
Ray was a regular on the Doctor Who convention circuit and always had time to speak to fans of the show. A humble man.
Thank you Ray.
Ray Cusick with one of his creations
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)