Who Is Abslom Daak, Dalek Killer? And Why Does He Rock Doctor Who?

One of the most startling things about last Saturday's episode of Doctor Who was the brief glimpse of a certain Dalek-fighting badass with a chainsaw sword, in a montage of galactic criminals. But just who is Abslom Daak? And why is his appearance on the television show such a big deal? » 9/23/14 4:48pm 9/23/14 4:48pm

Read Steven Moffat's audition scripts for Doctor Who‘s Twelfth Doctor

We still don't know who will be replacing Matt Smith as the star of Doctor Who. And we don't know how the Doctor will change when he regenerates into a new and possibly quite different form. But now, at least, we can read the scripts that the actors vying for the role will be reading. » 7/27/13 1:00pm 7/27/13 1:00pm

R.I.P. Ray Cusick, the designer who helped make the Daleks terrifying

Doctor Who writer Terry Nation conceived of the Doctor's perennial foe, the extermination-happy Daleks, but it was BBC designer Ray Cusick who created their pepperpot look. Now another bright light has fallen from the Doctor's sky as the BBC reports that Cusick passed away Thursday due to heart failure. » 2/23/13 5:00pm 2/23/13 5:00pm

The Bizarre Christmas Song that Featured a Merry Dalek on Vocals

At the height of Dalekmania, the 1960s British group the Go-Go's (not those Go-Go's) released the novelty single "I'm Gonna Spend My Christmas With A Dalek." This parody of lighthearted Christmas tunes featured lead singer Sue Smith in a childlike lisp and a bandmate delivering the Dalek's spoken lines in nasal… » 12/09/12 10:00am 12/09/12 10:00am

Classic Doctor Who's Great Unsung Director

When it comes to Doctor Who in the 1960s, people don't usually think of it as having especially artsy direction. There were some cool scares, and a few really iconic scenes here and there — but for the most part, directors were working with cameras the size of woolly mammoths, on sets the size of matchboxes. But… » 6/27/12 5:50pm 6/27/12 5:50pm

Funky Dalek impersonator dances and raps on British TV: "All I wanna do…

Everything about Martyn Crofts' Dalek impersonation defies belief, even more than the first time we saw it. The fact that he wears a glitter-covered saucepan on his head, for example. And the fact that the rest of his Dalek "costume" consists of a nice gunmetal-colored suit with some Dalek knobs glued onto it. But… » 5/10/12 1:51pm 5/10/12 1:51pm

Dalek mysteriously materializes atop MIT computer science building

After CalTech pranksters adorned MIT with a runaway TARDIS a while back, it was only inevitable the Daleks would show up. And appear they did last week, atop MIT's Stata Center — a lightning rod for pranks — which houses the university's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Check out the below… » 4/27/12 3:30pm 4/27/12 3:30pm