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A sustained year long cosmic meteorite shower rains down on Earth. The end of the World? Divine retribution? Ming the Merciless?

WORSE

After the meteorites, millions succumb to a lethal plague, the entire populations of Asia, Africa and South America are wiped out. Surviving Governments attempt to implement emergency procedures but these prove futile as civil and social order totally break down. Widespread looting and lawlessness prevail in an orgy of uncontrolled anarchy.  After 6 months of plague and disorder the world has become split into tiny communities and regressed technologically from sustained EMP’s. Too far apart to combine and unite and too small individually to put up any coordinated form of resistance, this is the moment the Saucers arrive. Their intentions are clear as large urban centres are razed to the ground, some however, after firebombing are occupied, but by who?

PLAY LOUD

COMING SOON – Doctor Who – Invasion Earth 28mm miniature game review coming soon

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With the 50th anniversary of the first ever appearance of the most awesome sight on tv just around the corner  its time to celebrate the best 10 MkIII travel machines EVER as imagined and made Dalekenium by Messrs Cusick, Nation and the gang at the BBC. Modern day fans please note – none of your filthy Renault megane/german mini, oversized teletubby blasphemous primary colour bbc merchandising scam paradigm modern steven moffat abominations here. Even the Thals could have done a better job.   This list is just the crème de la crème. Pure Kaled brilliance in a perfect machine. So without further ado coming in at number 10………………..

NEW STYLE

Acknowledgement to the rather fine chaps at the doctor who site for these excellent 2d drawings. http://www.thedoctorwhosite.co.uk/dalek/

10 – New Series Time War Dalek

First appearance 2005 Christopher Ecclestone season “Dalek” story.

Shock horror probe I suppose lots of you are either thinking hang on isn’t that a newish dalek? or how come its only number 10? Well yes it is new compared to the classic series first appearing in 2005 but it was probably Russell T Davies’ defining moment before he allowed new Who to go all Touch me Torchwood/John Barrowman on us poor unsuspecting souls.  The old adage “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it applies here.” If only Mr Moffat had taken note before allowing the bbc merchandising idiots to get the better of him and allow some pillock of massive Berkeley Hunt proportions (sorry it just makes me so so flippin cross) to try to redesign such a classic.  The story wasn’t great with the Rose Tyler emotion bit waking up a Dalek and freaking it out by touching it! But at the time no-one cared we had all been impatiently waiting since the season began to see the new Dalek and it didn’t disappoint. Chunkier and more sturdy looking than its predecessors but still faithful to the original that first scene when the eye stalk lit up was the best moment of the new series at that point and only surpassed at the season finale when the Daleks went to town on the inhabitants of the space station including exterminating Barrowman in the “Bad Wolf” episode.

19a-dalek-groupNow why only number 10? Well that’s easy, its still an imitation of the original and there are untold better ones.  Stay tuned to see what I mean.  In the meantime if there are still some poor deluded paradigm fans out there, I suggest you check out the image below which is a 1000 million trillion times better representation of a Dalek compared to those naff despicable Thalish things forced on us by Mr Moffatt.

Daleks - 1


Yep, those who know me know just how much I like to use this word. One in my arsenal for many many years and too cool for school. Whether its describing my darkening mood after watching the latest attempt on tv by Moffatt and co to destroy the sanctity of the classic Whoniverse by doing yet another redesign on a favourite Doctor Who monster from the classic canon just to sell another action toy, or my feelings after rolling ANYTHING but another sodding 1 on a d6 for the nth time at the most critical stage in just about any dice rolling board/wargame I play.

BUT like a top trumps superhero card, this word has has special powers. Just by using it, my mood almost always lightens a little and I become more content.  So in a weird way when I’m in a fractious state just by mentioning the word it starts to have the opposite effect on me compared to its definition.  Well I know what I’m trying to say, I just don’t seem to be able to articulate it…………(articulate………hmmm………………..)

So as we approach the final countdown to my latest attempt to stave off invasion over 1940 Britain under the auspices of a LIVE real time (sort of) version of West End Games’ RAF Wargame its inevitable that this word will be given pride of place very quickly into the campaign.

FRACTIOUS


First heard this word on a Dubstar song but it wasn’t until the arrival of the filthy paradigm teletubby despicably awful new style Daleks on Doctor Who that I thought about it and bothered to look up what it meant.

So I am not really sure what it has to do with new type Daleks as the definition is “a typical example or pattern of something/something that serves as a pattern or model” which these blasphemous abominations certainly do not but as a word in itself I like none-the-less


Oi Gold....nooooooooooo

Oi Gold….nooooooooooo”

My growing dissatisfaction with the relaunched Doctor Who is well known amongst friends and enemies alike. Right from the first episode where one of the most frightening monsters from the original series, the Autons turned up in a sanitised form running through at break neck speed what was effectively no script but a launch vehicle for the Doctors new chavtastic assistant I was harbouring doubts that at the time I kept to myself being carried along on the wave of euphoria with the series revival. But over the years its steadily and rather depressingly gotten to the point where I just watch, tut, and moan or in the case of those despicable new style teletubby wheelie bins swear my head off at the way a cherished series from my childhood has been so bastardised.
Russell “can you guess?” t Davies with his agenda of packing out the show with the audience of an Erasure concert doing a Judy Garland/Liza Minnelli tribute night  was so boring although not as irritating as his Adipose invention so when he handed over the reins to Moffat I was hopeful of a return to form. Sadly the BBC’s terrified fear of political correctness with the merchandise buying public means that regardless of script, in nearly every story they’ll be a couple who happen to be super cool and just happen to be in a same sex, quasi-religious, different race/species relationship. For a childrens programme originally pitched at 7 year olds? There have been some very good bits amongst the dross, the ann-droid, some of the humour, the first incarnation Daleks and of course The Weeping Angels but I’m in danger of writing an essay without even getting to the point of this post and thats Murray Gold.

Now I could live with a lot of what I’ve just moaned about as its normally just the sub plot stuff but with this “composer” I’m getting very cross. It took a while to realise just how irritating his “music” was but it winds me up so much now that I have to skip the intro theme music to the show. Delia Derbyshire must be turning in her grave at how he’s single handedly destroyed her epic iconic theme. Not only that but the sub-plot motif themes played repetitively throughout the show and at every occasion that specific character opens their mouth are absolutely pathetic and shows a total disrespect to an audience that are evidently incapable of picking up the mood of the moment.  Add to that the deafening “action” incidental music blasted over the dialogue and I fear the time to switch off for good is looming. Deep breath…………of course I won’t just yet (unless they retire the original classic Daleks for good for those primary colour blashphemous filth buckets) but why oh why did they have to muck up the signature tune and then get this fool to write such banal irrelevant tosh is beyond me. So for these very reasons he now has qualified for a place of infamy in my hall of Villains. “Mr Gold…….you’re name vill also go in ze book”