back to article Davros liable to criticism for huge STRAW DALEK he never built

It seems certain that evil alien mastermind Davros - who as any fule kno, created the Daleks - will soon find people criticising him harshly on the grounds that he has erected a huge Dalek made of straw in a Cheshire field as a cheesy marketing gimmick. The gigantic corn-dolly daleks feared nothing ... except combine harvesters …

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have they been grassed to BBC for copyright violation yet ?

My coats the one with green stains

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Re: have they been grassed to BBC for copyright violation yet ?

There may be a kernel of truth there, but didn't even the BBC have to credit Terry Nation in the credits of every Dalek episode?

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Re: have they been grassed to BBC for copyright violation yet ?

We have a local firm of uhm "waste handlers" called Tardis - they haven't been sued yet! (that I know of).

More Turdis than Tardis (kudos to Victor Lewis-Smith's Gay Daleks)

http://www.tardishire.co.uk/

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Snugsburys Famous Ice Cream

You really can't take a straw Dalek seriously when its website uses date formats like 1st/08/2013...

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Re: Snugsburys Famous Ice Cream

"You really can't take a straw Dalek seriously"

Period !

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Re: "You really can't take a straw Dalek seriously" Period !

Do daleks have times of the month?

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Re: Snugsburys Famous Ice Cream

Full stop.

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Re: Snugsburys Famous Ice Cream

I think that's a strawman argument.

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Re: Snugsburys Famous Ice Cream

Definitely clutching at straws, man.

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Don't Worry

The new Doctor will Huff, and Puff, and blow the straw dalek away.

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Re: Don't Worry

...Which is pretty much all that's been required in "New Who"

The scary monsters of my childhood reduced to limp-wristed pale shadows of their former selves and DON'T get me started on the Cybermen*, sheesh.

*To be fair they do seem to have tried harder with these latterly.

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IN Dalek Farm, how can you tell the Dalek artificial inseminator?

He's the one shouting "Eggs-sperminate!"

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Its better than an iDalek though

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Think we have an explanation for corn circles ... the Daleks were visting on recon missions 10-20 years ago and are now massing their fleet for the invasion!

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Now available in strawberry, vanilla, chocolate, and horrible-screaming-death-by-loo-plunger flavours.

Mine's the one with the 3D crop circle sculpture.

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The REAL Dalek invasion starts next week.......

according to posters I saw all over Somerset.

Although WHY they would advertise this invasion in advance is beyond me.

(At the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeoviltion (I think), 10/11th August).

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I seem to have lost my Bronze badge and all the icons for the posts.

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There is no way that is 35 foot tall, if it was the strands of straw near the bottom must be huge. I reckon this is a much smaller model.

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I can see what you're saying but a quick google image search should allay your doubts....

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Re: @Aggrajag

It is 35' tall. I drove past yesterday on the way to the pub.

So there.

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@Ebaneezer Wanktrollop

I stand corrected :)

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Re: @Aggrajag

Do you think it would be possible to exterminate the angel of the north and replace it with a concrete version of this huge dalek?

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Am I the only one.....

...that thinks the 'who is the the new doctor' programme would have been much cooler if they had put Matt Smith into a giant Dalek wicker man, burned it and then had Malcolm Tucker rise from the ashes ?

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Re: Am I the only one.....

See, I've been calling for that since they introduced the berk.

Then you said something about Malcolm Tucker.

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Two steps forward, one step back

I remember when Daleks were the object of many a comedian's joke because of their inability to go up stairs.

Now that they have overcome this limitation in later series, how tragic would it be if their galactic domination plans were thwarted by a carelessly discarded cigarette?

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I, for one,...

...welcome our environmentally friendly renewable Dalek overlords

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This is a lot less scary...

...than the Meercat that was there. It had glowing eyes. When I rode past it at night..... eerie.

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Previous sculptures

http://www.snugburys.co.uk/content/sculptures

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it is certainly better then 99,99% of the other marketing out there.

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Except for the latest Marmite advert which is really quite funny (despite the moronic complaints from those with no sense of humour)

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I thought it was the Dals that were evil, the Kels were the humanoid ones hanging out in the petrified forest? Or am I misremembering the third episode?

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The dahls were good, then became the Daleks who... weren't.

The Daleks are bonded polycarbide transport machines containing the mutated remains of a species called the Kaleds. The Kaleds were at war with the Thals- they had a dirty nuclear war. This lead to mutations, and these mutation were accelerated and guided by their chief scientist Davros. The mutated remains were placed in a metal war machine- that's how the Daleks came about

They had a bigass war with the Time Lords for control over Time itself, which eventually both sides lost. A single Dalek command ship containing an/the Emperor Dalek survived, falling through time and started rebuilding. And was then wiped out by Billie Piper using finger-clicking magic, possibly derived from her days as a pop singer.

Since that fateful Saturday evening, the Daleks have existed entirely without testicles.

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Straw?

It looks like they built a giant Dalek, sprayed some glue on it and pasted on some straw.

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Re: Straw?

err.. yes?

How would you have done it?

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Growing Daleks from Seed

Obviously they'd all have to ex-germinate.

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I'm not too scared by an evil cybernetic alien army that can be taken out with a Bic lighter

Just saying....

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google maps

please let google maps take satellite photos and street view images of the area while this thing is up. then never change them.

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The Dalek reveals that he lacks a brain and desires above all else to have one...

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... to be followed by a Dalek covered in brown fur with a heavy mane, shrieking to all who will hear:

"YOU WILL GIVE ME - THE NERRRRVE!!!"

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PLAYMOBIL!

Or it never happened

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Didn't Walls Ice Cream...

...already do a Dalek ice cream in the 70s?

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In a possibly related story, archaeologists have identified The Teletubbies enigmatic vacuum, Noo-noo, as a pre/posthistoric progenitor of the Daleks in an alternate time/space dimension. If you listen carefully to the sucking noises the automaton makes, one can hear the discreet whisper of INGURGITATE, INGURGITATE!

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