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This Dalek from Doctor Who is 3D printed and motorised

This Dalek from Doctor Who is 3D printed and motorised

While you’ve been able to 3D print yourself a Doctor Who Dalek for quite some time now, this motorised version by maker Matthew Palulis is one of the best. This is thanks to the ability of this print to drive around on your floor. Hidden inside of the print, the Dalek is sitting on top of the chassis of a regular toy RC car, and it can be driven around as such. After a weekend of printing on two separate…

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VOTE DALEK!

VOTE DALEK!

Whatever you do, if you live in the United Kingdom tomorrow (Thursday June 8th 2017) don’t forget to vote! (“VOTE DALEK“)   Here is a party political broadcast on behalf of “The Dalek Party”!

Alan Cumming was asked to play the Doctor – but there was one crucial requirement that put him off

Alan Cumming was asked to play the Doctor – but there was one crucial requirement that put him off

We’re still in the dark as to who will be Peter Capaldi’s replacement on Doctor Who, but we can confirm that it will certainly not be Alan Cumming. The Good Wife star says that he has been approached for the role on two occasions in the past, but had turned it down purely on the basis that it would mean spending eight months of the year in Cardiff. Speaking at Listowel Writer’s Week in Ireland, the Huffington Post reports how…

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Armando Iannucci compares Theresa May to Doctor Who’s Weeping Angels

Armando Iannucci compares Theresa May to Doctor Who’s Weeping Angels

If ever there was a man who could make astutely rib-tickling political observations, it’s Armando Iannucci. The man who gave us The Thick of It (and Peter Capaldi’s fabulously foul-mouthed Malcolm Tucker) knows how to put a brilliantly satirical spin on politics, so it’s little wonder he’s already rolling out the humdingers ahead of election day on 8th June. Iannucci was a guest on the first episode of the new series of The Last Leg on Friday night, and while…

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Dalek invades Conservative Party manifesto launch

Dalek invades Conservative Party manifesto launch

There was an unexpected surprise for the Prime Minister today as she launched the Conservative Party manifesto in Halifax, West Yorkshire. Look carefully at the picture below and you might just notice a familiar figure from Saturday night telly – they’ve even brought their own Theresa May mask all the way from Skaro in an attempt to blend in. It’s not the first time the Daleks have tried to get into politics, of course. They’ve also cropped up during the…

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‘Sonic screwdriver’ to be added to the Oxford English Dictionary

‘Sonic screwdriver’ to be added to the Oxford English Dictionary

With the Doctor impersonating a university lecturer in Doctor Who series 10, it feels kind of appropriate that one of his best-known tools is about to take its place in the Oxford English Dictionary. ‘Sonic screwdriver’ will be added to the OED in June this year, joining other Doctor Who entries ‘Tardis’, ‘Dalek’ and ‘Cyberman’. “The sonic screwdriver won’t get you out of every tricky situation (as the Fourth Doctor had to admit) but it definitely worth having in your…

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Schoolgirl, 11, crowned world’s biggest Doctor Who fan with record collection

Schoolgirl, 11, crowned world’s biggest Doctor Who fan with record collection

Lily Connors, 11, has collected 6,641 items from the show. The youngster has been hooked on the adventures of the Time Lord since she was three and has turned her bedroom into a shrine to the sci-fi hit. Lily exterminated the previous Guinness world record set by Ian O’Brien, 57, who hoarded more than 1,573 items of memorabilia. The young fan, from Swansea, said: “When I broke the record it was awesome. It was the best thing ever. “I showed…

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John Barrowman’s massive garage sale is PACKED with Doctor Who items

John Barrowman’s massive garage sale is PACKED with Doctor Who items

John Barrowman has a LOT of stuff. The man is coming down in clothes, homeware and – most exciting of all – Doctor Who memorabilia. Clearly it’s all got a bit much because the Torchwood star and his husband Scott are holding an enormous garage sale at their home this weekend and he’s given us a sneak peek on Twitter. “It’s a good memorabilia show,” says Barrowman as he takes us on a tour. No kidding. Just get a look…

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ANU scientists could see Doctor Who’s sonic screwdriver become a reality

ANU scientists could see Doctor Who’s sonic screwdriver become a reality

Doctor Who’s famous sonic screwdriver may be an invention of science fiction, but a team of scientists at the Australian National University could help to make it a reality. Physicists Marcus Doherty and Michael Barson have created a prototype for a handheld device that will be able to analyse an object’s chemical properties, similar to the device used on the TV show. Dr Doherty, who had been working with quantum microscopes for the past 10 years, said the idea for…

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Who could the next Doctor be?

Who could the next Doctor be?

As Peter Capaldi prepares to step aside at the end of 2017, we play the regeneration game and look at who could be the new Doctor? Ben Whishaw Whishaw is the bookies’ favourite at 6/1 with credits including tech wizard Q in Bond blockbusters Spectre and Skyfall. He has previously been mentioned as a leading contender for the role of the Doctor. In 2013 he won the best leading actor TV Bafta for his performance as Richard II in the…

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