Thursday, 31 March 2011

The Daleks never looked so good!

The Daleks add a blast of colour to the new BBC One HD trailer, as they appear alongside many other well known BBC celebrities.

You can watch the full trailer (in HD too if you wish) here.
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Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Camouflaged Dalek

Camouflaged Dalek, Ralph C. (age 8), Sheffield

The Doctor is sad, because he knows there is a Dalek nearby, but he can't see it...

...because it is camouflaged.

I like the 'inceptionesque' take on perspective in this drawing from Ralph in Sheffield, with the Doctor appearing to be on a different plane of axis to the Dalek.

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Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Stamp On A Dalek!

... or indeed, a Dalek on a stamp.

In 1999, a Dalek was featured in the Millenium series of stamps celebrating British popular culture, issued by the Royal Mail and photographed by Lord Snowdon.

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Monday, 28 March 2011

Frank Sidebottom Dalek

"If a Dalek was in the kitchen eating some beans on toast, what would the main ingredients be?", just one of the many references made by Frank Sidebottom, who often showed his love of Daleks during his surreal comedy broadcasts. 

Frank was played by comedian and musician, Chris Sievey, who sadly passed away at the end of last year after his battle with cancer.

In case you were wondering, the answer is bread and beans of course ;)

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Sunday, 27 March 2011

Daleks Through Time - WWII

Delving through the historical archives, we can now find photographic evidence of Daleks through history. One such example is this staggering image of a 'Special Weapons' Dalek, captured during World War II.

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Saturday, 26 March 2011

Dalek Cake of the Week

An earlier post featuring a Blue Peter made Dalek Cake, inspired this new regular feature.

This weeks cake comes from Flickr user vanillalatte_1 who, I think, has succeeded in making a Dalek even scarier.

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Friday, 25 March 2011

Victory of the Daleks

I found this game really difficult to begin with, I thought I would be unlikely to see any of the additional levels pictured below. But my persistence payed off and I eventually completed the game.

You can play the game at

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Thursday, 24 March 2011

Garden Dalek

A comment left by ErikZDundee on Eddie Mair's BBC blog inspired David McNickle to make this self build Dalek.

Squirrels watch out!


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Wednesday, 23 March 2011

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Monday, 21 March 2011

Dalek Illuminations

This fantastic shot was taken by Flickr user visionthing64 at Blackpool's 2008 Illuminations, where there was a prominent Doctor Who theme to the lights.

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Saturday, 19 March 2011

Comic Relief 2011

Watching Comic Relief on TV, inspired this creation.

Comic Relief is a major charity based in the UK which strives to create a just world free from poverty – and they work 365 days a year to help that vision become a reality. 

Please visit and make a donation to help make a difference.

Your donation WILL change lives.

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Friday, 18 March 2011

Sunday Dalek

The weekend is upon us once again, Photobucket user catfoodrob has come up with a novel use for that dusty old supreme being in your shed.

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Thursday, 17 March 2011

Dalek Leprechaun

There is absolutely no connection between Daleks and Saint Patrick's Day... until now!

Have a great St. Patrick's Day.

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Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Dalek Art

French designer, Karma Orange, has produced a series of minimalist Doctor Who themed posters, including this excellent Dalek one, as a tribute to the series.

You can see the others and download hi-res versions for just €2 euros at

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Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Hand Painted Dalek Cookie Jars

40th Anniversary Doctor Who Limited Collectors Edition Cookie Jars.

Available in Gold, Silver, Red, Black, White and Platinum Daleks plus Davros. 

Is there any place safer to store your cookies?

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Monday, 14 March 2011

Dalek Domination

The Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester brought together 67 home-made Daleks in 2007 in an attempt to set the world record of the most Daleks in one place. The original Dalek designer, Raymond Cusick, was present to judge the entries.

Just some of the costume entries
Raymond Cusick - Original Dalek Designer
Flickr photos, Day of the Daleks - by Tony Heugh
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Sunday, 13 March 2011

The Nature of Daleks

Daleks, please leaf our Earth alone! (sorry).

7 year old Sam & Rory did an excellent job here, creating a Dalek from nature, in the Nature Detectives Club 'Big Leaf Art' project.

Nature Detectives is run by the Woodland Trust - creating, protecting and inspiring people about woods and trees (and now Daleks too!).

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Saturday, 12 March 2011

Saturday Cake!

And here's one we made earlier...

How do you make a Dalek from a Swiss Roll?

No it's not a joke but a Blue Peter instructional guide, check it out here.

Use Mini Swiss Rolls for your own edible Dalek army!

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Friday, 11 March 2011

Dalek Badge

Dalek Mania took the country by storm in the mid 1960s, this badge was just one of the many themed pieces of merchandise, available from Woolworths.

Poster from combomphotos'photostream on flickr
Badge picture from whoviansdelight photobucket page

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Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Run To The Hills...

...then leggit back again!

When a giant Dalek appeared in the Belfast Hills at the beginning of April 2009, it turned out to be a publicity stunt by Denis Rush of UT Events  advertising the Vortex Doctor Who Convention at a nearby hotel.

When interviewed by the BBC he said...
“I must have asked every single member of my family for any spare bed sheets they had... It was tough going as it must be a 50 degree slope, but it was definitely worth it.”

Click here for the full BBC report

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Tuesday, 8 March 2011

The Safest Place During A Dalek Invasion?

An excellent opportunist sign spotted by Flickr User Chris Harris in a furniture shop window during a 'Dalek Day' fund-raising event in Holt, Norfolk. 

More photos from the event can be found in Chris' Flickr library.

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Paper Peril

Spotted this wonderful creation today.

You know you want to make one!

It's by the Illustrator Simon Smith, check out more of his work here..

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Sunday, 6 March 2011

"EXHALE-INATE and Blow Up My Dalek, Dad"

This 'Ride-In', 128cm high, inflatable Dalek has a 6v battery powered motor which gives 360 degree steering and a maximum speed of 3km per hour. 

Surrounded by a soft bumper to protect furniture it's suitable for both indoor and outdoor use and features 10 authentic Dalek phrases and flashing lights.

Available at the official BBC Shop

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Saturday, 5 March 2011

Now Defunct Dalek Sign

It's a real shame this has now gone.

The 'Dapol Dr Who Experience' opened in 1994 in Llangollen, Denbighshire, Wales, and contained  props and costumes used in the TV series. It closed in 2003 and the Dalek no longer appears on the sign. 

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