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Doctor Who thing: fan-made Daleks

If you haven’t yet made it to the National Media Museum in Bradford, Yorkshire, for its exhibit “Doctor Who and Me: 50 Years of Doctor Who Fans” (which I’ve mentioned before), you’ve got only two more weeks: the exhibit closes on February 9th.

I was at the opening night of the exhibit back in November, and I figure it’s time to share some thoughts and images from the exhibit. So I’ll be doing that all this week.

Today: Daleks. These, for instance, are not props from actual production but fan-made replicas:



A perhaps less accomplished replica (yet one still made with great love) and an inflatable Dalek (for use as decoys in battle, maybe?):


These completely different inflatable Daleks were not part of the exhibit, but were busy helping decorate the stage for the exhibit’s opening-night open mike event:


This Dalek may be part of the furniture at the museum. If you got close enough, Dalek voice demanded a donation toward the museum’s running (since you pay no admission fee to get in). Note the slot for a pound coin or three between the gun and plunger:


(If you stumble across a cool Doctor Who thing, feel free to email me with a link.)

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