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PostSubject: Ray Cusick dies    Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:04 pm

he designer of the Daleks from the BBC's Doctor Who has died aged 84 after a short illness, his daughter has said.

Former BBC designer Ray Cusick died of heart failure in his sleep on Thursday, Claire Heawood added.

The Daleks became the iconic villains in cult science fiction series Doctor Who, which is due to mark its 50th anniversary with events this year.

Mr Cusick, from Horsham, West Sussex, leaves two daughters and seven grandchildren, his family said.
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PostSubject: Re: Ray Cusick dies    Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:31 pm

Very sad to read of this. What a genius! I had a book he wrote about designing Who back in the 80's and it really surprise me with what he was able to do. He alternated with another designer and it was just his turn when the Dalek story came up,and the rest was history.
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PostSubject: Re: Ray Cusick dies    Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:51 pm







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PostSubject: Re: Ray Cusick dies    Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:54 pm

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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PostSubject: Re: Ray Cusick dies    Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:06 pm

Whoosier Whovian wrote:
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


I know, I am really getting sick of this, but that is life....and his legacy is pretty impressive.
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PostSubject: Re: Ray Cusick dies    Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:47 pm

He was right up there with Matt Jefferies, Ralph McQuarrie & H.R. Giger. Something so simple, yet so menacing. As much as I like SW, ST & Alien, I have only Daleks displayed in my living space. Cheers,Ray & farewell.
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PostSubject: Re: Ray Cusick dies    Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:50 am

Very sad. To many, including myself, HE was the true creator of the daleks.
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PostSubject: Re: Ray Cusick dies    Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:26 am

SeaDevil wrote:
Very sad. To many, including myself, HE was the true creator of the daleks.

Jon Pertwee felt the same, just watch your More Than 30 Years in the Tardis dvd Wink It is priceless.
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PostSubject: Re: Ray Cusick dies    Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:27 am

Went in his sleep - would that we all be so fortunate.

Rest Well, Mr. Cusick and thank you for one of - if not THE - most iconic villain designs in Science Fiction History. We may call them "Angry Pepper Pots" but I can't imagine them looking any other way.
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