Sunday, 25 January 2009

John Scott Martin - Exterminated

I know it's a bit crass, but he did appear in over 100 episodes of Doctor Who, almost always as a Dalek (I think he was also an extra in The Daemons, at least), and he has died aged 83. He was a real stalwart of old Who, and probably did more than anyone else apart from Peter Hawkins to bring the Daleks alive as characters: although the voices weren't his, the movements were and it was often in the sudden, jerky movements of a Dalek that you glimpsed the irrationality underneath the robot-like exterior - it gave you a hint of the mass of hate inside.

I wonder how many people he exterminated over those 100 odd episodes?

Thanks, John.

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