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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 …


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  1. Denarius Silver badge

    have they been grassed to BBC for copyright violation yet ?

    My coats the one with green stains

    1. Allan George Dyer

      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?

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        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)

  2. Anonymous IV

    Snugsburys Famous Ice Cream

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

    1. Chemist

      Re: Snugsburys Famous Ice Cream

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

      Period !

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

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

        Do daleks have times of the month?

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Snugsburys Famous Ice Cream

        Full stop.

    2. Tom 13

      Re: Snugsburys Famous Ice Cream

      I think that's a strawman argument.

      1. Sorry, "Sorry that handle is already taken" is already taken.

        Re: Snugsburys Famous Ice Cream

        Definitely clutching at straws, man.

  3. Robert E A Harvey

    Don't Worry

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

    1. Pete 47

      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.

  4. Inventor of the Marmite Laser Silver badge

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

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

  5. KirstarK

    Its better than an iDalek though

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    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!

  7. TheOtherHobbes

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

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

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    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).

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


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

  10. Aggrajag

    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.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

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

  11. Ebaneezer Wanktrollop

    Re: @Aggrajag

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

    So there.

    1. Aggrajag

      Re: @Aggrajag

      @Ebaneezer Wanktrollop

      I stand corrected :)

      1. Peter2 Silver badge

        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?

  12. Great Bu

    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 ?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      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.

  13. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    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?

  14. Robert E A Harvey

    I, for one,...

    ...welcome our environmentally friendly renewable Dalek overlords

  15. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    This is a lot less scary...

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

  16. andy gibson

    Previous sculptures

  17. Abot13

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

    1. James Hughes 1

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

  18. Idocrase

    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?

    1. Adam Foxton

      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.

  19. Tom 35


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

    1. Robert E A Harvey

      Re: Straw?

      err.. yes?

      How would you have done it?

  20. Number6

    Growing Daleks from Seed

    Obviously they'd all have to ex-germinate.

  21. Anonymous Coward

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

    Just saying....

  22. terlan

    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.

  23. sawatts

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

    1. Winston Smith

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


  24. Inventor of the Marmite Laser Silver badge


    Or it never happened

  25. Dr_N

    Didn't Walls Ice Cream...

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

  26. Uncle Siggy

    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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