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Everyone knows that Dalek is an anagram of Kaled.

But Skaro is an anagram of Okras…

Stir fried Okras

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Posted June 28, 2010 by Mr Pepperpot in Daleks

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The Daleks obviously didn’t like the children’s TV series “Playschool”…

  • Brian Cant played Kert Gantry (an SSS agent) in The Daleks Masterplan – and was killed by the Daleks.
  • Chloe Ashcroft played Professor Laird in Resurrection of the Daleks – and was shot by a Dalek controlled soldier.

There were rumours that Hamble, Jemmima, Dobbin and Big & Little Ted were exterminated by a Dalek death squad but on further investigation  this proved to be untrue. However, Humpy was confirmed to be a spy for the Sontarans.

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According to the Eighth Doctor novel “The Scarlett Empress” Kaled mutants might be fatal to Time Lords if eaten…

(now there’s a surprise).

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Since the relaunch of Doctor Who, the mutants inside the Dalek casings have been shown several times.

On all occasions they have had 11 tentacles – except in the computer game City of the Daleks where a mutant is shown with 12 tentacles.

It is not currently known if this change is due to the “purity” of the New Paradigm Dalek DNA, or simply an oversight on the part of the game designers…

Obscure Dalek Fact of the Day   Leave a comment

“Dalek” might be a word invented by Terry Nation, but it also exists in other languages too. Apparently in Slovakian, “Dalek” is a (diminutive) first name – you can even find it listed on some “Names for your baby” type websites (fancy naming your first-born Dalek? – He’d be exterminated at school…)

This might seem a little odd to English speakers, but there are only so many sounds a human voice can make so really it probably shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to find “Dalek” as a word in some other language or other. However, what does seem just a tiny bit uncanny is the translated meaning of the name….

In Slovakian “Dalek” apparently means “To fight afar”….

How appropriate is that for a species bent on conquering the universe…!?!

  • Name: Dalek
  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Slovak
  • Meaning: To fight afar
  • Pronunciation: (DAHL ek)

Posted June 25, 2010 by Mr Pepperpot in Daleks

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