About Daleks

This was the blueprint for the first Daleks.

The Daleks are a fictional race of supposedly violent, merciless and pitiless cyborg aliens from the British science fiction series, Doctor Who. They are depicted as demanding total conformity to their will. and being dedicated to the conquest of the universe and the extermination of what they see as inferior races.

The Daleks were said to be engineered by the scientist Davros during the final years of a thousand-year war between his people, the Kaleds, and their enemies, the Thals. With some Kaleds already badly mutated and damaged by nuclear war, Davros apparently genetically modified the Kaleds and integrated them with a tank-like robotic shell, removing their every emotion apart from hate.

His creations soon came to view themselves as the supreme race in the universe, intent on purging the universe of all non-Dalek lifeforms.

Some people say similar things about humanity.

Davros’ early design blueprint for the Series A Dalek can be seen above.

However, it might be closer to the truth that they were actually intended to be a home-loving race of beings who rarely went out anywhere far at all. The evidence for this lies in the fact that they were always equipped only with a rubber plunger in one hand and an egg whisk in the other. Perhaps they were actually great lovers of cookery and baking cakes, and dedicated practitioners of do-it-yourself plumbing maintenance.

Being endowed with only a long tube to look down could be said to be why they developed tunnel vision and obsessional character traits.

Again, one could claim further similarities to humanity.

Dave says the lights on the side of their… turrets[?]… were solely for aesthetic decoration and supplementary lighting, and that further evidence of the truly-peaceful original purpose of their inception can be observed in the fact that they were never designed for movement in any other environment than on a flat floor. Think parquet, linoleum, tiling and carpet.

Could it be that they have, in fact, been much maligned? Dave is intent on airing this possible alternative version of the facts, out of a sense of fairness and open-mindedness, as a viewpoint for rational debate.

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