Monday, May 21, 2012

Well, Fancy That

Number One in what probably won't be an ongoing series.

Terry Nation used to claim that he got the name "Dalek" from a telephone directory in his office labelled DAL-LEK... even though no such telephone directory has ever been found to exist. Which is interesting, because some sixty years earlier, L. Frank Baum had claimed that he got the name "Oz" from a filing cabinet in his office labelled O-Z.

Typical: Nation even nicked other people's creation stories.