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Doctor Smoking

Addiction of the Daleks

Back in the dark ages, when nobody had a job and the air was thick with despair (no, not last Thursday) everybody was mortgaging their futures with cigarettes – and advertisement for cigarettes was ubiquitous.

Sporting events, billboard ads and even cremations (maybe not that one); every tobacco company sought to align their product with the latest trend in order to obtain the elusive factor of ‘cool’.


Well, it seems someone at Hamlet must have seen the popularity of the Doctor’s greatest foe and thought that those homicidal maniacs would make the perfect spokesmen for their cigars.

And now Blastr have unearthed this unaired commercial from some point during the eighties, within which a Dalek, flummoxed by a set of stairs, takes a break with a quick drag on a popular brand of cigar.

Behold, the Metastasis of the Daleks!

Now, even though this was never aired does anyone remember it or any other incidences of insane Doctor Who crossover ads?


Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

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