Sunday, 12 December 2010

THE "OLD" NEW DALEKS...

 
Copyright: Raymond P. Cusick & Terry Nation

Back in 1989, RAYMOND CUSICK, the designer of the
DALEKS, was invited by DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE to
design a new version of the pepper-pot menaces - what you
see is the result.

Mr. Cusick explained:  "The original Dalek design was gov-
erned by cost.  I think we produced the original three for something
like £250.  I visualised the surface of the new Dalek as textured, some
metal or substance quite unlike anything found on earth.  The original
Daleks were very smooth and polished.  It (the new version) would be
dark green or blue in colour.  Also, I didn't want to make them any
smaller - they should have menace.  Generally, small objects lack
that.  But they still wouldn't be as big as humans.  I imagine my
design would be film-scale budget, but it could be modified
for television.  I'd like to develop it further..."

And there you have it - yet another fascinating
 glimpse into the world of 'what might've been'.

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