Dalek Deception in Cornwall

The world of Dalek ownership is not a simple one, despite the experiences of Sudbury Hall (How to buy a Dalek). Take the case of a man in, Cornwall who restored a Dalek found in a shed, then had fans explain in painful detail just why it wasn’t an actual prop! Either way it’s been…

How to buy a Dalek

If you’ve ever thought about buying a Dalek, how do you go about it? Well, it turns out to be more involved than you might imagine. Here’s a link to a piece on how the Exploring Childhoods Project at Sudbury Hall came to get their own Doctor Who prop: The Museum Workers’ Guide to Buying…

What did the Third Doctor ever do for the show?

It’s March, so it’s the Third Doctor theme here on Red Rocket Rising, and time to discuss the sometimes frustrated exile and ask the Monty Python Romans question: What did the third Doctor ever do for the show? It’s 2019 now and Jon Pertwee’s main run as the Doctor was 1970-1974, ending 45 years ago! Though I’m a…

Mission to the Unknown being recreated by Peter Purves

Peter Purves is at the University of Lancaster to help recreate the missing Mission to the Unknown. It’s a three day shoot and also involves Nick Briggs and Edward de Souza as Agent Cory! Full details (courtesy of the Lancashire Post): Legend Peter Purves in Preston to recreate missing Doctor Who episode from the 60s. !!! Message Ends…

Attack of the Dounreay Dalek

Back in the 1960s, Daleks were seen terrorising schoolchildren and taking a particular interest in the nuclear facility at Dounreay. Before you wonder if this is the plot for another Doctor Who lost story, rest easy; it’s the story of how a school visit was surprised by a home made Dalek.

The Twitch of the Daleks

Over on DoctorWho TV there’s news of the latest Twitch outing for Doctor Who (latest as of 11 Feb 2019). It’s a Dalek marathon running from 17 – 22 February. Stories start with Daleks and end with Remembrance and include The Five Doctors. Full details: The Daleks come to Twitch for six day marathon. /O\ Message Ends /O\