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Offline matakishi

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« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2007, 06:47:47 PM »
sent you a pm Grimm :)

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« Reply #31 on: April 26, 2007, 09:02:46 AM »
That's a real big question, Grimm, since the Daleks have been going since 1963 and built up a huge history over the years (which often contradicts itelf). To Brits of a certain age, Doctor Who and the Daleks are an ingrained part of our culture. I grew up with them, they were a cherished part of my childhood, and I still think they are really cool. At its height in the 1960s the "DALEKMANIA" craze was almost as big as "BEATLEMANIA."

 Rather than try and tell you all about them myself, the lazy thing to do would be for me to just link to the Wikipedia entry on them, so that's what I'll do!  :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalek





Here's quite a cool clip from a recent series that shows one in action (they weren't always this cool):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwvACx3Zlvs

And just for Grimm, a German Dalek:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVjvlJao7os
I wonder why they gave the German Dalek such a silly baby voice? Doesn't really inspire much terror, does it?

Finally, a musical montage of the Daleks in action over the years:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BU4oac8bIKY
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« Reply #32 on: April 26, 2007, 05:10:02 PM »
Vernichten,Vernichten;Vernichten  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Super I love Daleks !!!

A must Have now  :roll:
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« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2007, 06:32:08 PM »
As Terry Nation's original concept of the Daleks was 'Robotic Nazis in Space' then I think it is only fitting that my Daleks scream "Vernichten! Vernichten!" from now on instead of the old "Exterminate!", which has become a little tired.


"I Obey!" and "We are the Superior Beings!" were another two of their regular Nazi-style slogans.

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« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2007, 11:07:46 PM »
I would second that recomendation for

http://www.drwhominiatures.co.uk/index.html

There are new scenarios added on a regular basis and there is also a Yahoo group supporting them.

If Black Tree are doing the boxed starter sets at a bargain price that's unbeatable, but I had heard that they were discounting them because they didn't include figures any more. Has anyone checked on this ?

Back on the thought of the original Terry Nation script, I seem to recall that the BBC approached Ridley Scott to direct that first Dalek series but he was already booked so had to turn it down.
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« Reply #35 on: April 27, 2007, 08:12:13 AM »
I think Ridley Scott was supposed to help design the Daleks, rather than direct the series. But I may be mistaken.

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« Reply #36 on: April 27, 2007, 10:09:42 PM »
Either way it's an interesting thought to wonder how it might have turned out.

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« Reply #37 on: May 10, 2007, 02:56:34 PM »
Just received my order from BlackTree design.
I can confirm that the starter set does include Dalek minis and UNIT troopers!
Because they took a bit of time dispatching my order they gave me a bit of a bonus...........A copy of the rules signed by TOM BAKER ( yehhaaaa!).

I've ordered another ruleset as I won't be using the signed one!

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« Reply #38 on: May 10, 2007, 03:03:09 PM »
You lucky dog! I hate you.

Offline revford

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« Reply #39 on: May 10, 2007, 03:20:36 PM »
Superb, also very lucky indeed.

Even if you only want the Daleks it's a better deal to buy the game at the moment.
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