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Raymond Cusick, designer of the Daleks,
has died. His Nazis on casters
were a stroke of genius

Telegraph [UK], by Tim Stanley

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 2/24/2013 7:41:29 PM

Farewell Raymond Cusick, who has returned to the great mothership in the sky.[Snip] Cusick, however, insisted that he wanted to recreate the shape of a man sitting in a chair and only used a pepperpot as an example of how it might move. Either way, the design was revolutionary because it was so uniquely alien--a monster without humanoid shape is infinitely more terrifying than something you can shake hands with. It did, however, come with a handy plunger, which suggests that even Daleks can get blocked sinks. These angry pepperpots were basically Nazis on casters. In The Dalek Invasion

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Blast from the past. If you´d like a bigger blast, go to thinkgeek.com which sells Dr. Who and Dalek memorabilia.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mitzi, 2/24/2013 7:48:35 PM     (No. 9194095)

I´m watching a vintage Doctor Who at the moment ... from the 1960s - black and white. BBCAM.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Another_Fred, 2/24/2013 7:52:41 PM     (No. 9194100)

The older Dr Who´s were the best. I´m a big Tom Baker fan. They were simply the best SF shows on TV.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: deedledee, 2/24/2013 8:42:52 PM     (No. 9194147)

They weren´t my favorite Doctor Who "monster" but I do remember getting freaked when I first saw one levitate up the stairs chasing Sylvester McCoy´s Doctor! Ace attacking one with a baseball bat and her crashing through the glass window to escape was one of the best companion moments of all time. Girl power!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 2/24/2013 8:48:45 PM     (No. 9194150)

Been watching Doctor Who since the Tom Baker days. The Daleks were sort of a pathetic enemy, since they couldn´t even make it up a flight of stairs.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MsSmith, 2/24/2013 8:50:37 PM     (No. 9194152)

RIP Mr. Cusick.
I´m watching Dr.Who on Netflix.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: hopeandglory, 2/24/2013 9:53:18 PM     (No. 9194197)

We love Dr. Who and the Daleks in this family. Hubby and I have been watching them since the 60´s . . . and now, my grandsons are 3rd generation fans.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Belle, 2/25/2013 12:24:34 AM     (No. 9194310)

My husband made my daughter Dalek cupcakes for her 16th birthday because she´s a fan.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: MissBlue, 2/25/2013 2:18:25 AM     (No. 9194382)

They say you always prefer the first Doctor you saw, and I do prefer Tom Baker´s Doctor. He starred in the best Hound of the Baskervilles I ever saw, too. His adventures were populated by easily disguised folks without extravagant effects, but they were effective.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rather Read, 2/25/2013 4:37:01 AM     (No. 9194423)

I love Dr. Who, especially the older ones. They were a triumph of wit and good writing and didn´t need fancy special effects. My own favorite villains are the weeping angels, but I do like the Daleks too.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rakasha, 2/25/2013 5:57:58 AM     (No. 9194445)

#9, I don´t get ´creeped out´ easily any more, but those weeping angels had me looking over my shoulder more than once.

Tom Baker fan here as well. Geek admission: I still have the twelve foot long scarf I crocheted when I was a teenager.

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