Doctor Who: RIP Raymond Cusick, Dalek designer

Doctor Who Raymond Cusick

Raymond Cusick, BBC production designer on Doctor Who who created the Dalek’s look and movement, has died last week at the age of 84.

Cusick worked on Doctor Who from 1963 to 1966 (the same time William Hartnell left the series). He was there from the beginning and helped create the design and characters of the show – particularly the Daleks.

The Daleks have remained the same for years on the show, including the reboot of the franchise in 2005. It has been said Cusick was inspired by a pepper pot as the design for the Daleks. In the 2008 episode of Doctor Who Confidential, Cusick stated, “People do say I was inspired by a pepper pot – but I always think ‘If that’s all it takes to become a designer then it’s a doddle… Ever since then people say I was inspired by a pepper pot – but it could have been the salt pot I picked up.”

David Graham, the original voice of the Daleks, said that Mr Cusick was responsible for “one of the most iconic designs of television sci-fi.”

Mark Gatiss, executive producer and writer for Doctor Who, tweeted in memory of Raymond Cusick. Doctor Who Mark Gatiss

Matt Stevens, producer for Doctor Who docudrama An Adventure in Space and Time, tweeted his respects.Doctor Who Matt Strevens

As well as the Doctor Who Official Magazine.Doctor Who Magazine

RIP Raymond Cusick. Thank you for designing one of the most iconic villians we have grown to love.

Source: BBC

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