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Started by warmcanofcoke, Apr 02, 2019, 12:13 am

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warmcanofcoke

Apr 02, 2019, 12:13 am Last Edit: Apr 03, 2019, 05:18 pm by warmcanofcoke
Doctor Who Magazine 10th Anniversary Special [1989] Raymond Cusick Dalek redesign
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why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

handofomega

I have always wanted to see this one build in a 3D drawing program or even as a live build...

Volpone

Huh.  I just noticed the dates.  Was the TVM actually in development for 7 years? 
"My dear Litefoot, I've got a lantern and a pair of waders, and possibly the most fearsome piece of hand artillery in all England. What could possibly go wrong?"
-The Doctor.

Dalekoracle

The date has nothing to do with the TVM.
As part of the tenth anniversary celebration for Doctor Who Magazine, they asked Ray Cusick to redesign the Dalek - rather than use the constraints of materials (Plywood and Fibreglass) and a modest design budget, to let his imagination run wild and use the latest tech, processes and materials available. And that design was the result.

Volpone

D'OH!  "Doctor Who Monthly", not "Doctor Who Movie."   :P[we don't have a blushing smilie]
"My dear Litefoot, I've got a lantern and a pair of waders, and possibly the most fearsome piece of hand artillery in all England. What could possibly go wrong?"
-The Doctor.

Cardinal Hordriss

Quote from: handofomega on Apr 02, 2019, 11:22 pm
I have always wanted to see this one build in a 3D drawing program or even as a live build...


By WhosWho23 on Deviant Art -

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I speak to you from the final days of Gallifrey. I am the past you have forgotten. You are the future I will not live to see...

danielc

Dec 04, 2020, 12:30 pm #6 Last Edit: Dec 04, 2020, 02:11 pm by Volpone Reason: [edited to "insert" the image-Volpone]
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Rassilons Rod

Quote from: Cardinal Hordriss on Apr 04, 2019, 09:39 pm
Quote from: handofomega on Apr 02, 2019, 11:22 pmI have always wanted to see this one build in a 3D drawing program or even as a live build...

By WhosWho23 on Deviant Art -

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Not a fan of the yearbook Dalek, but I must say that it's VERY well executed :)
In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.

russellsuthern

Yeah, Don't want to diss the mighty Cusick, but it doesn't work for me.
Basically because it doesn't look like a Dalek!

Russ

Angelus Lupus

Updating the eyes to be 'wide angle vision' might make more sense in-universe (especially after all those times Daleks get blinded) but it removes the frame of reference for where the Dalek is looking. Just like the decision to make the lights flash to indicate who was speaking, we (the viewers) need that visual cue which would otherwise be absent from these faceless beings. Plus it allows some measure of emotion, or acting from what is essentially a tank.
A mixed-up non-conformist, trying to fit in.

redfern

Dec 04, 2020, 07:51 pm #10 Last Edit: Dec 04, 2020, 08:05 pm by redfern
Almost looks like something a totally different production and entertainment property might have devised, similar enough to fill an equivalent role, but (arguably) not so similar as to provoke a lawsuit.

I seem to remember an American "made for TV" movie from around 1980 (maybe a year earlier...or later) that starred Max Gail of "Barney Miller" fame who somehow crossed paths with conical "travel machines" transporting disembodied, glowing brains.  In retrospect, those "space invaders" seemed rather Dalek-like, though their methods involved "manipulation from the shadows" rather than overt, open combat, something akin to "The Invaders" with Roy Thinnes.  Then again, I could have simply "dreamed up" the whole mess.

EDIT:  After cross referencing Max Gail, it seems he DID star in a film as I described "The Aliens Are Coming", aired 1980.  I had hoped a Google image search about the movie would have revealed the entire alien costume, but so far what I found only shows the "head".  They may have been, in reality bipedal with 4 limbs, but without full length shots, I can't be sure.  The "aliens" did, however, have thick "collars" almost the width of their "helmets".  The entire movie is posted upon YouTube, but I can't watch it until I log out of the company network and switch to my "personal" machine.  Then I can verify one way or another.

Sincerely,

Bill