Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Yesterday, I posted an obit about Ray Cusick, the man who created Dr. Who's Daleks. As synchronicity would have it, while searching for something else I came across this article in FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #124 (April 1976).
The Daleks Are Coming! explains just what these creatures are: "a gelatinous mass of intensified brain power which is a product of mutations after radioactive fallout." Put all that into an impervious robot shell and you've got yourself quite an adversary. Hammer horror star Peter Cushing plays Dr. Who in the film DR. WHO AND THE DALEKS. He did one more before the planned feature series tanked at the box office.