in the British television series Doctor Who: a member of a race of aggressive alien mutants in mobile armoured casings
[An arbitrary formation.
The Daleks were created by Terry Nation and designed by Raymond Cusick; they were introduced in the second story of the BBC television science-fiction series Doctor Who, broadcast 1963–4, and have subsequently appeared many times in various associated media and merchandising.
Although Nation claimed in a 1964 interview to have taken the name of the Daleks from the range of entries Dal–Lek given on the spine of a volume of an encyclopedia, he later stated that both this explanation and the name itself were invented.]
Advance with Dalek arm down corridor.
Over five hundred years ago there were two races on this planet. We, the Daleks, and the Thals.
The robots will never replace human guards entirely. Like Daleks, they have trouble with stairs.
‘Not quite,’ I say. ‘There was some guilt, definitely, but it slipped out by accident. Her intention was to accuse me of ivory-tower cluelessness.’ ‘Explain,’ Waterhouse orders. Half man, half Dalek.
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