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So sorry about the delay!

I have not abandoned this blog! Stuff’s just been crazy

Brief Update:

My life is going to be pretty damn crazy for the next few days, but I should start the next serial on Sunday.

Thanks for following, everybody!

Hodgson brought the idea of using the ring modulator for the Dalek voices to the table
Creation of the Daleks

Hodgson brought the idea of using the ring modulator for the Dalek voices to the table

Creation of the Daleks

The voices of the Daleks

Creation of the Daleks

Facts about the Daleks' creation

  • It wasn't supposed to be a plunger, but they couldn't afford anything else
  • The blinky lights on the Daleks' heads were added so you could tell which Dalek was speaking
  • The Dalek 'eye' came from a discarded camera iris found in a cardboard box
  • The Dalek voice was developed using a ring modulator, which itself had been used to make the voice for a robot called the 'Jones Robot' from a BBC kids series 'Sword from the Stars'
  • Part of the Dalek concept was that they are nearly driven mad from claustrophobia
  • The Dalek operators often only wore underclothes when inside them
  • The Dalek "claw" originally seen in their first serial was a joke rubber gorilla glove with Vaseline smeared on it

Dalek operators in action

Creation of the Daleks

dream job
Creation of the Daleks

dream job

Creation of the Daleks

"I did say to him once, I said, ‘Terry, you often write in your scripts that they enter a ‘white featureless room’, they walk along a ‘white, featureless tunnel’.’ I said, ‘Why is everything white and featureless?’ He said, ‘Well, I couldn’t think of anything else to say, really. It’s up to you, do what you like.’"
Creation of the Daleks

"I did say to him once, I said, ‘Terry, you often write in your scripts that they enter a ‘white featureless room’, they walk along a ‘white, featureless tunnel’.’ I said, ‘Why is everything white and featureless?’ He said, ‘Well, I couldn’t think of anything else to say, really. It’s up to you, do what you like.’"

Creation of the Daleks

Building the Daleks
Creation of the Daleks

Building the Daleks

Creation of the Daleks

Dalek concept art
Creation of the Daleks

Dalek concept art

Creation of the Daleks

David Whitaker, Script Editor
Creation of the Daleks

David Whitaker, Script Editor

Creation of the Daleks

Creation of the Daleks

Creation of the Daleks

Creation of the Daleks
Title Card

Creation of the Daleks

Title Card

"I laid down the rules to [Verity], that she was not to have any bug-eyed monsters. None of these creepy-crawly things from outer space, the usual nonsense of science fiction stuff."
Creation of the Daleks

"I laid down the rules to [Verity], that she was not to have any bug-eyed monsters. None of these creepy-crawly things from outer space, the usual nonsense of science fiction stuff."

Creation of the Daleks

Creation of the Daleks

Creation of the Daleks