Hardcore Whovians know that the Big Finish audio plays are one of the best ways to enjoy new Doctor Who stories about classic Doctors. Now, Big Finish has given one of the Doctor’s deadliest adversaries one of its most striking incarnations to date: the stained-glass Dalek!
Via Tor, the stained-glass Dalek is directly from Big Finish’s upcoming Sixth Doctor adventure, Order of the Daleks, which features a dogmatically Dalek that rocks a trident instead of a plunger, and it also has stained glass panels on its body that resemble religious iconography. Big Finish director Jamie Anderson commissioned Chris Thompson to design the new Dalek for the cover image, which you can see in its entirety below:
It’s oddly beautiful for a Dalek, isn’t it? On Anderson’s website, he noted that the Big Finish team has nicknamed it “Dalek Stainley.” Thompson also shared a few of his thoughts about the creation of this Dalek. “My main thought process was to create a ‘Gothic’ Dalek and replace all the flat surfaces with glass designs,” wrote Thompson. “My initial sketches had palisades, crowns, spikes and other Gothic elements, but we decided to dial a lot of these back for story reasons. In the episode itself these Dalek casings are made by very primitive monks so the focus needed to be on the stained glass and not the metal elements.”
Doctor Who: Order of the Daleks will be released in November, and it is available for pre-order at Big Finish’s website.
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Image: Chris Thompson/Big Finish