Monday, February 15, 2010


When I had heard years ago that they were doing another Dr. Who series I got to thinking about the good Doctor's arch nemeses the Daleks. Surely they would HAVE to be updated for a more savvy 21st century viewer. I did a couple of sketches along these lines.

Nah...what was I thinking...

There was nothing 'broken' about the designs as they were.

Sure enough, when the series aired my favorite aliens were back larger than life and looking pretty much as they had for decades. They're still cool and wonderfully scary.

future bris from Pete Mullins on Vimeo.

I posted this ages ago...but very small...I thought I would also show the original plate that I had to work with.
It took a couple of days (usual budget for this sort of thing). Fun gig, wish there were more like this.


Joel Bryan said...

I like the Dalek redesign. Updated but with enough of the original to be recognizable. Also the future looks amazingly like Japan nowadays! Except for the flying car.

Jeffrey Scott Arnold said...

How long did it take you to create that animation? What software do you use?

Pete Mullins said...

A couple of days. The robot in the bgnd was already built and animated by one of my co-workers. The cars etc were from our 3d library modified to be more futuristic.

The software I generally use is Lightwave, Maya (for 3D) and After Effects for compositing.