Published on February 7th, 2008 | by Christian Cawley
In the spirit of the Daleks, the Australian has come up with an excellent line in forced labour. They are using prison inmates to build sci fi props – including Daleks – which are then flogged on eBay!
A wonderful passage below explains more, as well as speculating on the Dalek’s armaments.
The Woodford Correctional Center in Queensland, Australia has built a full-sized Dalek replica from Doctor Who that comes complete with wheels, space for an occupant, and an electronic voice changer. Granted, you have to Fred Flintstone the thing around with your feet, but it’s a small price to pay. You can pedal this thing down to your local market and shout “EX TER MI NATE!” until you get arrested. Priceless.
Bidding is up to $3000 bucks Australian right now, which is roughly $2700 US, although you’ll have to fly down to Australia to pick the thing up, since they wont ship it outside of Oz. You might also want to check and make sure it’s passenger-free when you get it, since these same inmates melted the walls at the prison with toasters in 1997 and escaped. Maybe they’ve incorporated that same wall-melting in the Dalek’s beam weapon.
Thankfully however, the Australian government are sending all proceeds to charity; perhaps they’re Hare Krishna Daleks?
Terry Nation’s Estate will not be amused…
(Thanks to Brian Terranova for spotting that one.)