The Twisted History of the Daleks

The Twisted History of the Daleks

An Alternate Look Into Dalek History


The Dalek Invasion of Earth

dalek invasion on earthThe problem with Dalek history is right there in the second episode when Ian Chesterton asks the Doctor how it is possible the Daleks are there on Earth when they had both witnessed their destruction on Skaro. “My dear boy!” exclaims the Doctor, “the Daleks we saw on Skaro are a million years in the future. These Daleks must be from the middle part of Dalek History.”

On the face of it this is an extraordinary statement, more so given that the Doctor should be so confident about something that seems so obviously wrong. When he first met the Daleks on Skaro they informed him that their own history was only 500 years long. So how could he speculate that they were a million years in the future?

Let us take the Doctor’s assertion – that the events in ‘The Daleks’ took place one million years in the future, literally for a moment. Given that the Daleks in that adventure had evolved out of the Dals five hundred years earlier, this would put the Dal/Thal war in the distant future.

Susan, in the BBC Radio Play ‘Whatever Happened …

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An Interview with Henry G. Saperstein

An important person associated with Godzilla and Toho movies in the United States is the late Mr. Henry Saperstein (1918 - 1998) who was president and chief executive officer of UPA Productions of America. UPA has owned the licensing and merchandising rights to Godzilla since the 1960s, and Mr. Saperstein had been responsible for the release of several Toho movies
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So Just How Big Is Godzilla?

A Model Builder's Guide to Godzilla's Size Changes                                                    Contrary to what the English dub of the original Godzilla, King of the Monsters would have us believe, Godzilla was never "over 400 feet tall". What follows is a history of Godzilla's height, or correctly, increase in height. In the 1954 Japanese original, Dr. Yamane estimates that Godzilla is 50
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The Six Faces of The Master

A Chronological History of The Doctor’s Greatest Enemy
History VortexA Chronological History of The Doctor’s Greatest Enemy           A History Vortex Conflict. All great literature is a series of conflicts. Whether drama, fiction and yes, even science fiction, a good story features a series of conflicts between an antagonist and a hero (or heroes). Like our own lives, we yearn to see adversity triumphed over, the good
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Davros, Daleks, and the Question of Their Origins

When Terry Nation's Daleks first appeared on British television back in December 1963, their immediate success at capturing the imagination of the British public spawned what the media titled “Dalekmania.” Ever since those early days the questions of their origins has caused major debate within fan circles. Terry Nation himself, penned four separate origin stories for his creations, each different
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An Online Interview With Satsuma and Nakajima


NakajimaGConPhotoTo kick off the events of G-CON’98, long time kaiju fan Aaron J. Smith arranged with the SciFi Channel an online interview with Godzilla suitmation actors Haruo Nakajima and Kenpachiro Satsuma. This was the first ever Internet chat with celebrities from the Japanese sci’fi genere and it was but one part of the online activities which took place over the weekend.

Moderator: Welcome.

Moderator: Before we begin, will you introduce yourself Gcon98 and explain how things are working on your end?

Gcon98: This is Jim posting from the location of G-CON `98 in Chicago. I have with me Mr. Haruo Nakajima and

Gcon98: Mr. Kenpachiro Satsuma, the Men Who Were Godzilla.

Moderator: We`re very pleased to present two actors who have brought to life The King of All Monsters for moviegoers around the world.

Moderator: Haruo Nakajima who originated the role of Godzilla in 1954.

Moderator: And Kenpachiro Satsuma who portrayed Godzilla for over a decade.

Gcon98: We have a translator who will translate their answers to your questions.

Gcon98: I will identify who is answering.

Moderator: Gentlemen, would you please say hello and tell the fans a little bit about

Moderator: yourselves and your work?

Gcon98: Mr. Nakajima: Thank …

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The Ultra-Family Who’s Who

ultra family
When Ultraman came into my life in the early 1970s, I mistakenly thought that he was the only hero from M78. Oh, how wrong I was! I discovered the other members of his family quite by accident, while attending a comic’s convention in the 1980s. There was a video presentation by Dave Studzinski, in which he ran an episode of
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Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot

        A Complete Guide to Toei's 1960s Sci/Fi Series THE BACKGROUND From the pen of Mitsuru Yokoyama and Toei Co., Ltd., a hero was born. Prior to 1968, the American public had very little knowledge, if any at all, of Japan's live acton series. The west's only exposure to the fantastic world of giant heroes and monsters
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An Interview with Kenji Sahara

One of the most prolific of all Toho's science fiction actors, Kenji Sahara (born Tadashi Ishihara) first appeared in kaiju eiga (monster films) as an extra in Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1954). In 1956, he essayed the lead in Toho's first color sci-fi film, Rodan, and has since portrayed a wide variety of screen heroes and villains. He appeared
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The Complete Akira Ifukube Interview

Conducted by David Milner Translation by Yohihiko Shibata Akira Ifukube, one of Japan's most highly regarded classical composers, passed away in February 2006 at the age of 91. He scored GODZILLA - KING OF THE MONSTERS (1954), TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA (1975), GODZILLA VS. MOTHRA (1992), and many other science fiction films. He also scored numerous dramas and period movies. In
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