Doctor Who’s Daleks & Pop Art: Photos Exploring the Connection

Doctor Who Daleks -- Vintage Photos
Daleks Boarding a Bus — 1960s

Updated: 9/6/14

Now that another luminary related to the world of Doctor Who has passed, namely director Derek Martinus, I thought it was time to update this blog post with new photos. Original Article with Updated Images:

Doctor Who’s Daleks, The BBC and 1960s Swinging London Culture: A Retrospective

With the passing of Raymond Cusick, the original designer of the Doctor Who Daleks — the arch rivals of the Doctor  — a great piece appeared in the Guardian UK. The article discusses the link between British Pop Art and the invention of The Daleks. Some excerpts:

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Senet Game

Throwback Thursday: Senet — One of the First Board Games in History

Time for another installment of Throwback Thursday — a popular meme re-imagined.

Today’s Throwback Thursday: The Ancient Game of Senet

Senet is one of the first-ever board games that we know about.  This image, below, is of a wall relief painting inside the tomb of Queen Nefertari. In this image, she is playing Senet.  Senet was known to ancient Egyptians as the “game of passing.” By the time Queen Nefertari came around, the game had been played in Egypt for well over a thousand years.

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