The design of Doctor Who’s Daleks


Some picture accounts keep claiming that the design of Doctor Who’s Daleks was based on America’s first policewoman Sgt Alice Wells, appointed in 1910. Usually the claim contains this picture:


IMAGE: GEORGE GRANTHAM BAIN COLLECTION (LIBRARY OF CONGRESS)

This is totally wrong:

  1.  Original Dalek design was not based on any police outfit. Read How it all began. Or watch a video: Doctor Who РRaymond Cusick Visits the BBC Props Department and Studios. (YouTube).
  2. That is not a photo of Sgt. Alice Wells, but a Suffragette posed to illustrate the woman police concept. (Mashable article).

You can read about Alice Stebbins Wells from Wikipedia.

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