“Quarks! Destroy Them…..!” Toba – Dominator, The Dominators 1968.
Walking Dalek Mk-II?
The Dominators were a high tech race of humanoid aliens who controlled the Quark’s, as a personal army. They used flying saucers for travel and they ruled much of the Ten Galaxy quadrant.
The Quarks were a bipedal robot with a large square unit for a chest. Their heads were round with spikes and they had blocky legs. Their box arms were retracted into their chest compartment but they would deploy them as weaponry – or as arms.
The Second Doctor first met the Quarks & The Dominators in The Dominators – 1968
The Dominators were successful aggressors, using their high tech weapons and Quark army to conquer entire worlds. But their ultimate downfall was stretching their empire to thin.
This was due to them extending their reach to quickly and more importantly – a number of Quarks breaking their programming logic to form something of a resistance. To combat this, the Dominator’s then began recruiting alien slaves to fill the gaps in their Quark armies.
The slaves rebelled and the remaining Quark’s could not subdue them, so the overthrow of the Dominator’s empire had begun.
The Quarks were intended to feature as often as the Daleks but due to a copyright dispute with the creators, they were pretty much abandoned from the show – following Troughton’s departure. They have not featured since.
Season Five – 1968
Season Six – 1969
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