From : The Ten Galaxies
“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 protruding spikes and they had blocky legs. Their box arms retracted completely into their chest compartment but they could deploy them as weaponry – or as arms.
Quark weaponry was able to multi task : kill, stun, scan or manipulate objects as they needed. They could emit warning alarms upon being tripped over, or covered.
The Second Doctor first met the Quarks & The Dominators in The Dominators – 1968. The Dominators had landed on the planet Dulkis and used the Quarks to repress the inhabitants so that they could drill bore holes and harvest energy from the planet’s core.
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 wide and too quickly.
And more importantly – a number of Quarks breaking their programming logic to form a resistance movement. To combat this, the Dominator’s then began recruiting alien slaves to fill the gaps in their Quark armies.
The slaves also 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 again since.
Season Five – 1968
Season Six – 1969
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