October 31, 2010
If you, like me, are a humongous “Doctor Who” fan, the Daleks need no introduction. In fact, you’re probably too busy squealing at the awesomeness pictured above to even bother reading what I’m writing here.
Therefore, if you’ve made it this far without a geeky fan outburst, you’re probably unaware of what a Dalek is. Allow me to elaborate on why these creatures are the most perfect villian/monster/psycho/robot you’ve ever seen.
First of all, if you don’t know what a Dalek is, you probably don’t know what “Doctor Who” is either. In a nutshell, “Doctor Who” is a British television show that revolves around a man called The Doctor, a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey. He travels around with universe, usually with a human companion, and pretty much saves the world on a daily basis. Having lived for over 900 years, The Doctor is able to regenerate himself when he is about to die, causing him to change into a completely different person and continue kicking Dalek boo-tay (hence the different actors that have portrayed him over the years). Although he battles many an enemy—from the classic Cybermen, to the super-freaky Weeping Angels, to another Time Lord called The Master—the Daleks are definitely the most recurring enemy which he faces.
To explain a bit more and a bit better than I can, check out this video…
To top it all, they utter one of the most recognizable phrases in television history (at least if you’re an avid BBC viewer like myself). Whenever they’re about to kill something, they yell “Exterminate!!!” in a very loud and slightly panicked digital voice. There’s really no explaining how much I love this phrase or even how much I love their voices in general, it’s something that you just have to experience. To hear it is to love it.
Not to mention that they’re experts at dissing Cybermen.
There you have it—Daleks are totally awesome enemies and are the perfect Halloween villian.
Not to mention that they make delightful sugar cookies.