Saturday, 6 May 2017

THE FIRST-EVER DALEK BOOK...


Copyright BBC TV & The Estate of TERRY NATION

Did it!  Finally obtained a copy of The DALEK
Book from 1964 (for '65).  I have scans of all three
'60s Dalek tomes, which I took from a friend's books
while repairing them a few months back.  (Replacing a
spine, removing marks, fixing torn pages, etc.)  How-
ever, nothing beats having the real thing and now
I've got one of them - the very first.

If I ever see inexpensive copies of the other
two books in the series, I'll grab them of course,
but I could live with just the first one as it predates
TV CENTURY 21 and introduces the EMPEROR
Dalek.  When I was a kid, I don't recall seeing any of
the books, so I thought the Golden Emperor's first
appearance was in TV21 in 1965.  Nope, it was
The Dalek Book, issued in 1964.

To celebrate my acquisition, I've decided to
share a few pages with you.  As I already said, I've
got scans from a friend's book, but you deserve a bit
of effort, so I've scanned the pictures on display from
my own volume so you won't feel cheated.  Do I spoil
you or what?  So enjoy the first three pages from the
first comic strip to feature The Daleks, taken, as
I said, from their first-ever book.

Well, whaddya think?  Lemme know.

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13 comments:

steve said...

I had this book as a Christmas present in the 60,s kid but can you tell me when the disc,s that the daleks fly on first appeared on tv.

Anonymous said...

Nice! Always liked the Daleks. I can remember those flying ones but not sure if I had this book? They certainly made a big impression on me as a youngster, watched them at the pictures as well.

Terence

Kid said...

I don't remember the 'discs' (referred to as transolar disks or hoverbouts) ever appearing on TV, S. The Daleks can now fly, but it's unassisted.

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I remember the first movie being advertised in TV21, T, but I never saw it 'til about 10 years later on TV. I've now got the DVDs of both films.

Colin Jones said...

Kid, I've just been reading a "bookazine" called 'The Sgt. Pepper 50th Anniversary Book' which celebrates the Beatles' famous album and also looks at the events of 1967 in great detail month-by-month with loads of photos. It was a fascinating read and you might enjoy it, especially as you remember that year - I don't but I know that in May '67 we moved from Islington to Scotland (until Feb '68). I bought the bookazine in Tesco.

Kid said...

Thanks, CJ, I'll keep an eye out for it. My local WHS will likely have it. 1967 sometimes seems like only a couple of months back to me.

Anonymous said...

Kid any chance you could scan those DVD Dalek covers? Have they used original material for them? Might try and get those if still av.

T

Kid said...

I'll dig 'em out later this evening, but they don't use the original movie poster art, if that's what you're looking for.

Anonymous said...

Yeah it was. Just trying to jog the grey matter to see if I remembered it! If you do not mind it would still be good to see them, thanks.

T

Kid said...

Okay, call back at the end of the night.

John Pitt said...

Congratulations on your acquisition, you are now the proud owner of my all-time favourite annual!
You really DO need those other two now, though!
But watch out for a Dalek World with a page missing doing the rounds on EBay!

Kid said...

I'll probably get the other two at some stage, JP, but I'm in no mad rush. The first one is the most important to me.

John Pitt said...

And did you notice that the very first Emperor had a spike on the top of his dome? Perhaps based on Kaiser Bill' s helmet?
Also, he had no body,- just a midriff and fender!

Kid said...

Yup, noticed the spike, but never thought much about it, JP. The Emperor does have a body, it just doesn't have the half-spheres dotted 'round it. Glad they 'fixed' it for TV 21 'though. His casing evolved over the 104 issues as well.

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