The Bizarre Christmas Song that Featured a Merry Dalek on Vocals

At the height of Dalekmania, the 1960s British group the Go-Go's (not those Go-Go's) released the novelty single "I'm Gonna Spend My Christmas With A Dalek." This parody of lighthearted Christmas tunes featured lead singer Sue Smith in a childlike lisp and a bandmate delivering the Dalek's spoken lines in nasal tones.… » 12/09/12 10:00am 12/09/12 10:00am

Funky Dalek impersonator dances and raps on British TV: "All I wanna do …

Everything about Martyn Crofts' Dalek impersonation defies belief, even more than the first time we saw it. The fact that he wears a glitter-covered saucepan on his head, for example. And the fact that the rest of his Dalek "costume" consists of a nice gunmetal-colored suit with some Dalek knobs glued onto it. But then… » 5/10/12 1:51pm 5/10/12 1:51pm

Dalek mysteriously materializes atop MIT computer science building

After CalTech pranksters adorned MIT with a runaway TARDIS a while back, it was only inevitable the Daleks would show up. And appear they did last week, atop MIT's Stata Center — a lightning rod for pranks — which houses the university's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Check out the below… » 4/27/12 3:30pm 4/27/12 3:30pm

Tremble before the Daleks of 1918

In the October 1918 issue of Electrical Experimenter magazine, science fiction pioneer Hugo Gernsback revealed his vision for a nigh indestructible war engine. Gernsback — who also devised such retrotech killing machines as the riot control droid and the anti-gangster sky bobsled — regaled readers with the automatic… » 4/05/12 6:50am 4/05/12 6:50am

The Dalek relaxation album will make you hyperventilate

Over the weekend, BBC radio host Peter Serafinowicz began speculating what the Daleks have been up to since taking a hiatus from Doctor Who. His supposition? They were off recording an absolutely chilling New Age meditation tape. Pair this with "Doctor in Distress" for extra headache-inducing power. Hat tip to… » 4/02/12 6:20am 4/02/12 6:20am