This Is Probably The Most Beautiful Doctor Who Artwork Ever Created

Doctor Who has given rise to tons of incredible artwork, from Chris Achilleos' book covers to Dave Gibbons' comics to Bill Mudron's art nouveau painting. But for my money, the best Who art of all time is probably the Dalek comic strip that was published in the mid-1960s in Century 21 magazine. And it's all on Flickr. » 1/26/15 4:00pm 1/26/15 4:00pm

Terry Nation's Recurring Nightmare That Helped Inspire The Daleks

The Daleks have been Doctor Who's most unstoppable villains for pretty much the show's entire run — but what drives them? What are they a metaphor for? On one level, they're clearly a version of the Nazis, created by people who lived through World War II. But their creator had another metaphor in mind. » 11/05/14 3:44am 11/05/14 3:44am

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