The Doctor has been fighting the Daleks in one form or another for hundreds of years (or 50, depending on your point of view). No matter how many times he smacks them down or tosses a wrench into their evil schemes, they just keep coming back. In the recent Doctor Who episode “Into the Dalek,” however, the Doctor wasn’t trying to destroy the Daleks — he was trying to save them. The Doctor and Clara pulled a Fantastic Voyage and had themselves shrunk down so they could literally live out the episode’s title, clambering about inside a defective Dalek’s inner workings to try and figure out why it had suddenly decided life was sacred. It was a fun, clever ep with some great lines (“Top layer if you’d like to say a few words”), and now you can dig a little deeper into “Into the Dalek” courtesy of some rather awesome storyboards.
The storyboards come from James Iles, who has been a production designer and concept/storyboard artist on Doctor Who since way back in season 4. He also worked on Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’ Sherlock. Check out the “Into the Daleks” storyboards below, from one of the ep’s more memorable sequences, as the Doctor and company discover that Dalek antibodies aren’t any more pleasant than the full-scale Daleks.
Iles has also uploaded a few storyboards from this past weekend’s episode, “Robot of Sherwood.” Sucks to be the guy in that last panel, no?
If you’re digging Iles stuff, click on over to his website for other storyboards from Who episodes including “The Time of Angels,” “The Doctor, the Widow, and the Wardrobe,” and “The Wedding of River Song.”