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:

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

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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:

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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:

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

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RogerBW
RogerBW
Mon, Jan 27, 2014 3:44pm

That last one practically demands a caption competition. “Galactic conquest is not cheap. DONATE. DONATE. DONATE.”

Martin
Martin
Mon, Jan 27, 2014 5:27pm

I took a few pictures myself. I’ll try and upload some.

Martin
Martin
reply to  Martin
Mon, Jan 27, 2014 5:32pm

Portraits of the Doctor. Love the gap between 8 and 9…

Martin
Martin
reply to  Martin
Mon, Jan 27, 2014 5:35pm

I loved this sign. There’s a model of Thunderbird 2 elsewhere in the Museum. One day I went, the model was gone, with a sign saying that Thunderbird 2 was off getting fixed. I think that’s my favourite sign ever.

Martin
Martin
reply to  Martin
Mon, Jan 27, 2014 5:36pm

A good shot of all the Daleks

Martin
Martin
reply to  Martin
Mon, Jan 27, 2014 5:38pm

Lots of random stuff including a child’s 10 costume.

Martin
Martin
reply to  Martin
Mon, Jan 27, 2014 5:39pm

Obligatory TARDIS shot….

Martin
Martin
reply to  Martin
Mon, Jan 27, 2014 5:41pm

A Christmas Angel.

Martin
Martin
reply to  Martin
Mon, Jan 27, 2014 5:42pm

The entrance had this projector running classic clips. Managed to wait to take a picture just as 11’s saying “Hello, I’m the Doctor.”

MaryAnn Johanson
reply to  Martin
Mon, Jan 27, 2014 6:04pm

I deleted them. Upload one, if you like, to share. But it’s not appropriate to hijack the thread with tons of your own stuff. If you’d like to post them on your own blog or tumblr or Flickr or whatever and then post a link here, that’s fine too.

Martin
Martin
reply to  MaryAnn Johanson
Mon, Jan 27, 2014 6:21pm

That’s fine. Sorry.

Martin
Martin
Mon, Jan 27, 2014 5:45pm

There is a Dalek that is part of the museum, I’m surprised they didn’t move it closer to the exhibit.

Nigel Breadman
Nigel Breadman
Tue, Jan 28, 2014 10:06am

Here is one we found in our archive http://www.seasphotography.org from 1965, probably at Ramsgate carnival Kent. Daleks became very popular after 1964 we have found quite a few examples where kids were making their own costumes – and so it continues.