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Date:2008-07-05 21:21

Why, Dalek Caan?



Date:2006-12-27 17:55
Mood: creative

gingerbread! :)

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Date:2006-11-19 15:04
Subject:Uh oh!
Mood: nerdy

infa-red remote controlled daleks

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Date:2006-11-19 16:34
Subject:Birthday party!!! :D

Apologies for the cross-posting, but I just thought I'd post this to let anyone who might be interested know. :)

Queen's University Belfast Science Fiction & Fantasy Society are having a "bit of a do" on Wednesday 22nd (that's this Wednesday) to celebrate Doctor Who's 43rd birthday. We'll be showing a few episodes (one classic story and one recent story), there'll be chat and discussions, a charity raffle with some fantastic prizes, and a Doctor Who quiz. And of course, there'll be a lot of fellow Doctor Who fans!

Everyone is welcome, admission is a mere £1 with all proceeds going towards the BBC Children In Need appeal. Things kick off at around 1.30pm in the meeting rooms on the top floor of the QUB Student's Union and will finish around 10pm, though we'll more than likely all just head over to a nearby bar afterwards to continue the craic. :)


Date:2006-10-23 22:38
Subject:Milkshape Dalek

Here's a Dalek I made in Milkshape. There are a few accuracy issues, but otherwise I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.

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Date:2006-09-21 10:11
Subject:Help with the Who Map

x-post (please forgive me)

The Londonist recently started a map of Dr Who locations on Platial. The map is open, so anyone who knows of a spot that needs adding can just go ahead and do it. No permissions or submissions needed.


Date:2006-07-30 23:26
Subject:oh dear

This is very sad news indeed, the person gave the Daleks their voice has died. :(



Date:2006-07-15 10:22

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Date:2006-07-01 20:23

Best. Episode. Evar.


I'll be really disappointed if Rose dies/saves the day with another instant-win Heart Of The Tardis skit.
Bah, who am I kidding. I already know thats exactly whats going to happen. *mopes*

Also in the news: Theres only me left who still posts here.

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Date:2006-06-24 19:49

Mmmm, Cybermen next week.


Those were definitely Dalek laser blasts in the trailer...


Date:2006-04-30 19:28
Subject:Sonic Times

The 1st issue of Sonic Times a Doctor Who zine is about ready for it's premiere Memorial Weekend..

There's still time to submit stories and or artwork... I'm taking them until May 15th...

So please contact me..

x-posted everywhere..


Date:2006-04-22 20:02
Subject:Lol, first post.

Did anyone else notice that Anthony Head was stood next to a sign that said "Master"?

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Date:2006-02-01 16:48
Subject:Meeting a dalek and the 7th Doctor

I'm a recent Doctor Who fan and my boyfriend has been a fan of the show since childhood so we are planning to attend this event, is anyone else interested? Would be good to meet other fans :)

Sunday 26th February, Bedfordshire
A Lazy Afternoon with Sylvester McCoy
Join the seventh Doctor and an Imperial Dalek for tea and cakes!


Date:2006-01-29 21:33
Subject:12" RC Dalek
Mood: Obey!

My cat hates this thing. My cat hates this thing.

At Christmas, these things were impossible to find anywhere - but now it seems the Dalek invasion has truly begun! On saturday I was lucky enough to grab one of these for just under £40. (And that's cheaper than a talking Davros.)

Structurally, this is a spot-on representation of what you all saw on screen. No detail has been overlooked, no matter how tiny. The nu-style sink plunger, the grooves around the eye, the little bit of Dalek writing beneath the eye stalk, everything is as it should be. The "ears" (as the box refers to them as) are beautifully crafted and the see-through plastic used for the disks behind the eye is a nice touch. The manufacturers did an excellent job.
However, when it comes to the paint job I was a little dissatisfied.
The two-tone nature of the bronze/gold colour scheme isn't as prominent here, compared to some of the other Dalek toys. (although this detail seemed to vary between the CGI and Dalek props on screen so I dont suppose it really matters.) Having actually seen a Dalek prop in-person the other week, I am unsure of what to make of this. The Dalek emporer clearly had this two-tone colour scheme as does the image on www.thedalek.com. *boggle*
The Dalek "bumps" around it's base each have a little plastic rim around them that looks like it has been moulded as a separate component to the main body rather than just painted a different colour. Interestingly though, these rims and the base are moulded in dark green plastic when I think they actually should be black. Its something that seems strange to me but fortunately doesn't detract from the overall look of the toy.
The paint application on the neck section looks really rubbish though. The grill inside the frame around the neck has been painted black but huge chunks have just been missed off. Painting inside there must be difficult anyway so it's a shame they didn't mould this as two separate component (outer frame and inner black grill) like they did with the dalek bumps. Any model fanatic wanting a show-accurate Dalek is going to be touching this part up so get your paintbrushes ready, guys. Also, the BBC props have a lot of weathering on them that people might want to airbrush onto their toys.

This is a toy rather than a show-accurate display piece though, so let's have a look at just how much fun you can have with this thing.

Dalek has 3 settings. Off, on and a "Try Me" mode were you can activate a random voice command by pressing one of it's Dalek bumps. When switched on, his eye lights up blue. The thing really looks alive now! :D
He trundles around and buttons on the controller correspond to different voiceclips that the Dalek can bark at the cat or your nan. This we already know. His arm and gun are posable (the arm doesnt extend like in the show) and with a bit of force you can swivel the mid-section around 360 degrees. Dome and eye movement are automatic though and a mechanism inside the dome means that the eye moves up and down as you turn the dome. The dome is rigged to swivel as he trundles along and irritatingly, you cannot position it so that the dalek is looking directly forwards. If you position the dome to point this way, the eye-stalk is rigged to look upwards. I don't think this can be fixed without gutting the toy.

In conclusion, I think this could've been better. Better colouring and independent movement of the dome and eye-stalk (perhaps by remote control) would've been a nice touch and given Character's reputation for producing hysterically over-sophisticated toys for children, (some of you may have seen Patrick Stewart gushing over them on ITV) I don't see why they didnt do this - although £40 for something this big and cool isn't bad at all really.


Date:2005-12-30 22:26

hello lee here again. did everyone like the christmass invasion? i did and i was very please to see that we have the cybermen in store with the new dr. But that is because i like seeing my mam trembling behind the sofa. tehehe i am mean. but since i forgot about saying meryy christmass to you folks i thought ide give you something for the new year ahead, i hope you like it.
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all the best for the year ahead

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Date:2005-12-19 21:22

Yay id like to know how many here are looking forward to the dr who special on christmass day, now thats its less then a week away?

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Date:2005-12-11 22:34
Subject:We met Daleks!

Heres some photos from Alex Storer at sevenzero.net, taken on Saturday at the National Space Center, Leicester. Interesting to see the new gold Daleks in person. Personally, I thought they looked a little "cheaper" than on TV. I thought they were lit so that the two-tone gold colour scheme didn't look as good. :(

The Dalek was positioned so it looked like it was floating. We did get down on our knees to try and sneak a peek at what the Dalek's underside looked like but we looked like berks. (it was hollow 0_o)

The actual Emperor Dalek prop from the show! This thing was amazingly detailed but a whole lot smaller than I expected it to be. What an interesting design! The three plates that surround the body are on pistons. It looks like they can close up or something. I wonder if we'll be seeing this guy again?

Click images for a larger view.

The Dalek builders league were at the exhibition too and they were having a great time trundling around in their Dalek suits, frightening as many children as they could. They had the flashing lights and Dalek voices built into their suits so they were practically real Daleks - except they were squirting water instead of shooting death-rays. Oh well. The silver one seemed quite happy to answer all the kiddies questions 'in character' which was hilarious to watch. We stayed for a while while it explained about Davros and the Time Wars to the crowd of children that had surrounded it.

Hats off to them for going that extra mile and interacting with the kids. It can't be easy. Any Dalek builders out there?

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Date:2005-11-14 07:52
Subject:DAMMMIT - Billie Calls it Quits!!!!!!!!

By Kiki King and Nicola Methven
BILLIE Piper has stunned TV bosses by quitting her role as Doctor Who sidekick Rose Tyler before the new series starts.

The 23-year-old star told producers she did not want to become typecast as they begged her to stay for a third run of the hit show.

A source said last night: "Her mind's made up."

GOING: Billie Piper

Miffed BBC chiefs have now launched a secret bid to find her replacement.


They are still reeling over Christopher Eccleston's decision to quit his role as the Doctor before the first series even went out.

Billie, who won a Best Actress award last month for her portrayal of Rose, nearly walked out then, but bosses persuaded her to stay and film the second run with new Time Lord David Tennant and a Christmas special.

The source added: "She wants to strike while the iron's hot and make a big name for herself while she's so popular. She feels her profile will go down if the series isn't as big the third time around. The BBC are auditioning other girls to take over. They want to have the next actress all lined up when they announce Billie's departure.

"They are quite miffed about her decision.

"The casting people have been conducting secret auditions with a small number of actresses and keeping it very, very quiet.

"They are after a relative newcomer so this is the role which puts her in the public eye.

"It also means she's less likely to get bored after one series." The new Doctor Who starts next year.

Billie's career has flourished since she appeared in The Canterbury Tales alongside James Nesbitt last year.

On Monday she starred in the modern version of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.

Now she has a string of offers lined up from BBC bosses who are keen to keep hold of her.

- DIGITAL TV viewers will be able to see an interactive episode of Dr Who after the Christmas Day special, during which they can fly the Tardis with their remote control handsets. An insider said: "It is really exciting."

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Date:2005-10-30 15:31
Subject:My new Flash Cartoon seemed to fit the topic...

DALEK AND CYBERMAN: I made a new Flash Cartoon and figure this would be the place to post it.

Oh, and if by some twist of fate you LIKE it, and want to spread it around, feel free to copy the following link onto your HTML-enabled blog or webpage to display this animated link:

<A href="http://agc.deskslave.org/files/DnC_Loader_1.html"><IMG


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Date:2005-10-24 04:11

I hope I'm not breaking any rules and if I am I'll delete..

just wanted to say I'm putting some fanzines together for media west and I'm looking for stories. I've been lurking and I've seen alot of good stuff here.

just email me if you want more information..


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