- 5:00 pm - Sat, Aug 25, 2012
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Doctor Who – The Story of an Asylum Dalek
So we’re not far off seeing the episode Asylum of The Daleks – but what about all of those classic Daleks? Where did they all come from? – Here is the story behind one of them.
The BBC production team needed classic Daleks so all those available were drafted in, but with the vast majority of original Daleks had been sold off over the years it was down to the rescued remains and fan made examples to take third place.
This particular Dalek prop is PART original & PART replica, and remains in it’s ‘Resurrection Of The Daleks’ colour scheme – the story from which it comes:
Resurrection of the Daleks is a 5th Doctor story, which was first broadcast in February 1984. This story features Davros and marks the final regular appearance of Tegan Jovanka.
(He’s a dapper looking fellow under all those cobwebs)
Many parts of the upper body date back to the 1970′s and are thought to have first appeared in the Jon Pertwee Story ‘Planet Of The Daleks’ – and has now been featured in the new series in ‘The Asylum Of The Daleks’ – making it the only Dalek ever to have appeared in both the classic series and the NEW! (at least in part)
After the filming took place the prop was returned to it’s owner Mark Barton Hill (Who fulfilled a childhood dream by appearing in this episode as a Dalek operator)
“It was absolutely smothered in Asylum cobwebs and dust and needed industrial strength cleaning to return it to a normal condition, at one point my heart sank as I thought they’d totally wrecked the paint on the dome and upper body- some of which date back to the 1980s”
Fresh from filming it has now been returned to The Doctor Who Experience Cardiff where it can been seen on display.
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