The Historian here. One of the biggest stars of Doctor Who you’ve probably never heard of, John Scott Martin passed away this January 6th. He probably appeared in more episodes of the show than any other actor, mainly playing various monster roles. He was most famous as a Dalek operator–indeed, it is fitting that we remember him at the same time the TARDIS Project is in the process of covering his first appearance on the show during the original Dalek serial.
And so, we raise our flagons high to John Scott Martin, 1926-2009–the greatest Exterminator of them all!
Until next time, I remain
The image is that of Mr. Martin “exposed” behind the scenes of the season four story “Power of the Daleks,” which we will get to! Eventually!