Ray Cusick, 1928-2013 - The Designer Of The Daleks Has Passed Away
The BBC have reported the death of production designer Ray Cusick at the age of 84.
The most famous and enduring of Cusick's creations are the Daleks, which rank amongst the best bits of design in the history of television. They showcase both imagination and great craft, and I honestly believe that the look of the Dalek race has played a major part in the Doctor Who's ongoing popularity, definitely its pop icon status.
In this video, you'll see Cusick visit the BBC props department, look over the Daleks and talk about their creation. It's a must-watch for any fans of the Doctor.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. For me, Cusick made one of the greatest contributions in the history of the show. I hope to see him recognised. I wish he'd be here with us to enjoy the celebrations.
Why create a redundant thread? Can't mingle with the common folk, Brendon?
Bleeding Cool isn't a forum to me, it's a website and blog. I never, ever come in via the forum. I never create a thread, I post a story to the site and the thread automatically follows. For me, the forum is where comments to front page stories come from or live.
For you, it's a forum, it would seem. I guess you don't come in via the front page.
We're looking at the mirror from opposites sides of the glass, that's all.
The most important thing to remember here is that the man who designed the Daleks has just passed away. Raymond Cusick was instrumental in not only providing the look of one of the most iconic adversaries in science-fiction history, but was also almost certainly the reason why Doctor Who is still around today.
If there IS an afterlife, I am sure that Mr Cusick will be having words with Terry Nation about that comparatively measly ex-gratia payment he received for his work...
Last edited by WilsonBros; 02-25-2013 at 12:18 AM.
Reason: Typo - I was pissed when I originally posted it!