a real world point of view
|Birth date:||8 August 1930|
|Death date:||9 March 1997|
|In the DWU|
|Main jobs:||Writer, creator of the Daleks|
|Stories:||See credits section|
|Main time period active:||1963-1965, 1973-1975 (television)|
|Notable non-DWU work:||Survivors, Rebecca's World, Blake's 7, MacGyver|
Terry Nation was a writer for Doctor Who. He was best known as the creator of the Daleks and Blake's 7. He also created the 1970s post-holocaust drama serial, Survivors. He was born in Wales and died of emphysema in Los Angeles. In later Doctor Who TV stories he has been credited as the creator of the Daleks in on-screen credits.
Selected credits Edit
Doctor Who Edit
- The Daleks
- The Keys of Marinus
- The Dalek Invasion of Earth
- The Chase
- Mission to the Unknown
- The Daleks' Master Plan (episodes 1-5, 7)
- Planet of the Daleks
- Death to the Daleks
- Genesis of the Daleks
- The Android Invasion
- Destiny of the Daleks
Theatrical movies Edit
Short stories Edit
- Whicker's World
- Though credited with the authorship of The Dalek Chronicles and the various Dalek annuals, the actual extent of his creative input on the author(s) remains unknown.
- Terry Nation created and wrote much of the dystopian sci-fi television series, Blake's 7. He also created Survivors and was involved in several other series including the 1960s action-adventure show, The Baron for ITC.
- Nation's later work shifted to American television, including writing and producing episodes of the action-adventure show MacGyver for ABC.
- His literary writing credits include novels based upon Blake's 7 and Survivors, along with standalone works such as the 1975 fantasy novel Rebecca's World. Despite this output, he never wrote a novelisation for Target Books based upon any of his Doctor Who storylines.
Contributions to the mythos Edit
- Steven Taylor
- Sara Kingdom
- The possibility of a Companion dying during a story (in this case, Katarina).
- Thousand Year War
- Second Romana
- Internet Movie Database at the