I’m gonna have to level with you, folks. Of all the headlines I expected to write today, this was absolutely not one of them.
A Dalek standing in the foyer of the BBC’s broadcasting building in London was recently found to contain an interesting compound that could be used to solve an ongoing medical crisis.
Look, it’s Wednesday. The week’s half way done. Sometimes you just gotta watch a Dalek get absolutely blown to bits to see you through to the weekend, right?
It's been a long week, but now at last it's Friday night. Which means it's finally time to kick back and relax. Here to help you do that is the supreme lifeform of the universe, a Dalek, who has some soothing words for you. [via Digg]
Doctor Who has given rise to tons of incredible artwork, from Chris Achilleos' book covers to Dave Gibbons' comics to Bill Mudron's art nouveau painting. But for my money, the best Who art of all time is probably the Dalek comic strip that was published in the mid-1960s in Century 21 magazine. And it's all on Flickr.
If you're sitting down at the drawing board to design a robotic security guard, and you don't want people to run the other way screaming 'oh hell no' at first sight, here's a little tip: don't make it look like the evil killer robot from a science fiction show.
The Daleks have been Doctor Who's most unstoppable villains for pretty much the show's entire run — but what drives them? What are they a metaphor for? On one level, they're clearly a version of the Nazis, created by people who lived through World War II. But their creator had another metaphor in mind.
One of the most startling things about last Saturday's episode of Doctor Who was the brief glimpse of a certain Dalek-fighting badass with a chainsaw sword, in a montage of galactic criminals. But just who is Abslom Daak? And why is his appearance on the television show such a big deal?
The Daleks have been terrifying the Doctor for at least 12 life cycles, but are they still capable of inspiring fear in his audience?
There is a familiar croaking in the latest teaser for Doctor Who's new season. It sounds like Peter Capaldi will be facing down the Daleks very soon.
Getting crews out to patch roads is sometimes more trouble than its worth. It snarls traffic for hours at a time, costs counties and states hundreds of thousands of dollars annually, and typically only fixes the problem for a short time. But this gravel-blasting utility truck aims to make the permanent patch process…
Sure, you can roll your layers of snowy precipitation into a stack of three balls topped with a top hat—or you can put all that white stuff to a more interesting use. Take your cue from these aliens, robots, and monsters when planning your next snow sculpture.
It's the superior life form in the universe... and it's made out of straw. Your move, clay Cybermen.
We still don't know who will be replacing Matt Smith as the star of Doctor Who. And we don't know how the Doctor will change when he regenerates into a new and possibly quite different form. But now, at least, we can read the scripts that the actors vying for the role will be reading.
Doctor Who writer Terry Nation conceived of the Doctor's perennial foe, the extermination-happy Daleks, but it was BBC designer Ray Cusick who created their pepperpot look. Now another bright light has fallen from the Doctor's sky as the BBC reports that Cusick passed away Thursday due to heart failure.
Early this morning, London was treated to an eerie scene, one familiar to anyone who has seen the 1964 Doctor Who serial The Dalek Invasion of Earth. It's all part of the upcoming TV drama about the history of Doctor Who, An Adventure in Space and Time. Warning: autoplay video within.
At the height of Dalekmania, the 1960s British group the Go-Go's (not those Go-Go's) released the novelty single "I'm Gonna Spend My Christmas With A Dalek." This parody of lighthearted Christmas tunes featured lead singer Sue Smith in a childlike lisp and a bandmate delivering the Dalek's spoken lines in nasal…
In this never-aired ad for Hamlet Cigars, a Dalek runs into an insurmountable problem: a staircase. And then it finds some sweet relief in a packet of British cigars. My favorite part: the way the Dalek uses its blaster to light up. [Thanks Matt!]
The Doctor Who story "Death to the Daleks" contains the coolest image ever created: A Dalek exploding in flames. Huge roiling flames coming out of the burst-open dome, like a towering inferno had consumed the mutant within. I still remember the crazy cover to the Target novelization, where the flames soared so high…