Exterminate, or Something

A Dalek, there.Oooh! Oooh! Ooooh! Daleks! DALEKS! I had a friend once who wanted to hug them, you know. Female, as well. Strange girl.

Anyway, as if you didn’t know, Doctor Who tonight (repeated Sunday BBC THREE 7pm) featured the return of the CUNTING SILURIANS – and one of our favourite VFX people, Mike Tucker, was in charge of building it – and operating the head on set via remote. Hence his appearance tonight on Doctor Who Confidential… wearing a BBC VFX jacket.

I want. I want. I want. I want. I want.

I want.

If you didn’t catch Confidential, you can catch it straight after the repeat of Who; or you can also watch it online. It’s well worth you catching it, as it won’t be on the DVD. Speaking of which, the Boxset is released on the 21st November; don’t bother with the individual releases, as they’re extraless. We know the boxset will have loads of nice extras, but not what they are yet – but I’d be surprised if we didn’t see something about the BBC Model Unit’s work…

Something that we’ve sadly neglected on this site recently. So, here’s lots of lovely links to lovely stuff on the Who site, if you’ve not already seen them. Have fun:

Oh, and: choose your wallpaper, there’s a good chap.

7 Responses to Exterminate, or Something

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  1. Probably the best episode yet (it’s alarming that the better efforts aren’t written by T.Davis) but it still feels far cheaper than it should do considering the amount of dosh hurled in its direction.

    And I’m never convinced by yanks showing up in BBC productions. I’m not sure whether they were genuine American actors but they failed to convince (I have similar misgivings about Mac Macdonald in Dwarf). Actually, maybe it’s just ALL the actors in this series barring Simon Callow and Penelope Wilton.

    Don’t get me wrong; I’m enjoying the show but I think it could be fantastic if it took itself a bit more seriously and didn’t revel in its own cheesiness. The recent two parter was populated by infantile laughs and terrible rubber aliens when it could have been genuinely disturbing.

  2. This WAS the best episode of the series so far. I can’t believe they actually made the Dalek work as an evil character. I thought that in 2005 it would simply fall flat. The way it was shot made it look better than what it actually is (a shopping trolley with a gun and sink plunger rolling around at 1 mile an hour) and the death count was cool.

    Although this, of course, isn’t the last we’re seeing of them. Evil approaches in the series finale!

  3. The woman with the curly hair (Anna-Louise Plowman) played Sarah Gardner/Osiris in Stargate – with an English accent. According to IMDB though she’s actually a Kiwi. But at least she’s been to the USA to perfect the accent.

    So bringing things back to Red Dwarf, was that a Bazookoid that the Doctor discarded from the geek’s stash?

  4. Was about to ask the same thing as Rich. Certainly looked like one to me.

  5. Who did that Dalek picture? It’s fantastic!

  6. “The woman with the curly hair (Anna-Louise Plowman)”

    Pronounced “Colin Baker”.

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