Wednesday, 30 September 2015

ANATOMY OF A DALEK...



Does what it says on the tin.  Look at that 'ball
bearing' - the MARX DALEK ROLYKIN was
more accurate than I thought.

6 comments:

Phil said...

17 clearly marked not a toilet plunger. Also note lack of stair climbing device. Though to be fair I think they fly now. I do believe they also lack what's commonly called a lock to prevent humans from just opening them up. I distinctly recall in the Peter Cushing film they just opened one up and hid a human in an empty Dalek.

Kid said...

They did the same thing in one of the TV episodes the film was based on, Phil. At that time, Daleks ran (if I remember correctly) on static electricity, and the Doc and crew managed to separate a Dalek from its source of power. I think it's safe to assume that, when the Dalek was functioning, it would have been impossible to open it up, but once de-powered, all its safety locks and stuff weren't in operation.

John Pitt said...

That's a coincidence! I had recently been looking to see if anyone had put this picture from the first annual on the internet.
A smaller B&W copy of this picture was also reprinted in The Dalek Pocketbook and Space Traveller's Guide paperback.

Kid said...

No coincidence, JP - I read your mind. Yes, I really am that good.

John Pitt said...

I have mentioned your mutant mind several times in the past.
You are really Gordon Xavier, aren't you?

Kid said...

Yes. Now get along to the Danger Room - you're late.

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