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Waves of light
02-24-2013, 09:44 AM
Ray Cusick, the man behind one of my scariest childhood memories passed away today, aged 84, after a short illness:

http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21563344

R.I.P Mr Cusick. I wonder how many children you have made hide behind sofas and cushions. One of the Doctors top enemies.

SBowie
02-24-2013, 12:18 PM
R.I.P Mr Cusick. I wonder how many children you have made hide behind sofas and cushions.Me, for one.

Doctor49152
02-24-2013, 12:31 PM
A Dalek was the very first thing I drew (that was recognizable) back in '73. I have it framed over my computer now. Years later I'd make money animating them. Sad day indeed.

bobakabob
02-25-2013, 01:06 PM
A genius iconic design... Somehow comical and scary at the same time.

Waves of light
02-25-2013, 01:10 PM
I think that was the the reason why they were so scary... their simplicity (in design and movement) and yet such terrible powers... EXTERMINATE.

bobakabob
02-25-2013, 01:59 PM
True, the trundling caster wheels, the flashing arcade machine lights and rubber sink plunger. Ridiculous yet terrifyingly alien, especially to a small kid watching a black and white tv in the 60s :)

GaryWales
02-26-2013, 07:04 AM
A brilliant design from a gentleman who didn't receive any royalties for it (BBC policy). Did you know that he wasn't the first designer for the story that introduced the Daleks? It was almost Ridley Scott (who was on the BBC internal design department roster in 1963...).

Waves of light
02-26-2013, 07:09 AM
A brilliant design from a gentleman who didn't receive any royalties for it (BBC policy). Did you know that he wasn't the first designer for the story that introduced the Daleks? It was almost Ridley Scott (who was on the BBC internal design department roster in 1963...).

Well you learn something every day!