Published on April 12th, 2012 | by Meredith Burdett
The Old Dalek Paradigm Survives!
It seems that the Doctor needn’t have bothered looking too hard for surviving Daleks after the Time War, a number have been living harmless lives of retirement here on Earth for a number of years!
After The Sun joined part of the BBC’s appeal to find surviving Dalek props to be used in a new episode of Doctor Who this year for a multi paradigm Dalek story (stop dribbling and keep reading!) they also found some other Daleks that are owned by fans of the show.
Some are original props from the show and others have been repaired from all sorts of Dalek bits (how very Parting of the Ways). Dalek Winston, a rather royal looking blue and gold creature, is a particularly popular model that has been used for thousands of charity events since it was built by fan Mark Dean of Norwich, including The Sun’s Help for Heroes.
Dalek props from as far back as 1973 have been kept in pristine order in garages, ready to help fight the bad fight against the last child of Gallifrey, some are even kept in schools as a possible threat to keep children doing their homework (although how a Dalek got through a CRB check causes the mind to boggle).
With so many different designs available, we wonder which ones will make it into the finished episode. Might we even see an appearance of a special weapon Dalek if one can be found?
The excitement continues!