Want, Part VI: Dalek edition

By Phil Plait | August 23, 2008 11:00 am

Yup. Couldn’t have said it better myself:

Dalek and stairs t-shirt

And it’s a t-shirt, too!

Dare to dream.

How Rebecca found out about this before me is irksome. But tip o’ the plunger and whisk to her anyway.


Comments (25)

  1. Rahne

    Hey Daleks can elevate!

    Of course, they don’t have to. Real Daleks level the building.

  2. madge

    “ELEVATE!” indeed :)

  3. PG

    Daleks didn’t develop the ability to elevate until the mid/late 80’s… In classic Who, this fact was used many times by the Doctor to evade them. It was always a major source of humor for fans. I’m placing my order now!!


  5. Jose

    Hmm. Why is some sort of siege tower armed with a plunger, a crutch, and a pencil, sitting at the bottom of some stairs? Am I too dumb to understand this one? Oh, it’s a Dr. Who thing.

  6. Fizzle


    Not true actually, The Doctor only used this to evade them once in the story Destiny of the Daleks, and in that case he climbed up a rope.

  7. And for each of these you buy:
    $1 will be donated to skeptic Robert Lancaster, the tireless fighter who tackles and evil greater than Daleks, even!

  8. Overstroming

    Ahh, stairs, the natural enemy of Daleks.

  9. Wildride

    Hmmm. Maybe someone should convince Nicholas Briggs to bring his ring modulator and do a cover of R. Kelly’s “I believe I can fly.”

  10. Ha, I found out about it because I’m happen to know the artiste. And am a bigger Who fan than you! :p The student has surpassed the master.

    Also, the artiste is donating profits from the t-shirt sales to help Robert Lancaster. Full of win!

  11. IBY

    In the first appearance of the Dalek in the new series (and the only one I have seen), I was quiet surprised that it could float. I was ready to laugh my butt off until that happened. Disappointing. The only things I hate about Daleks is that there plunger weapon looks so cheesie and stupid. :)

  12. Kimpatsu

    Rebecca, you will not be able to claim superiority when Phil regenerates into PZ.
    Or is PZ the Master?

  13. Davidlpf

    PZ is more like Davros both seem to like things with tentacles.

  14. Davidlpf

    IBY, the daleks could float back in during the seventh Doctor in Rememberance of the Daleks, there have been more then on appearance of the Daleks since Doctor Who started agian but everytime they have been EX-TERM-IN-ATED.

  15. Wow, thanks for the plug. T-shirts will be available until the BBC sics their lawyers on me. Which may happen faster now, thanks to Rebecca and Phil. =)

  16. PG

    @Fizzle: OK- that’s the one I was thinking of.

  17. Andy

    yeah. Oskar… they don’t even like it when people give stuff away for free.

  18. I totally just bought the shirt. I am so impulsive.

  19. JSW

    Unfortunately, this shirt depicts a modern, truncated cone-lighted Dalek, who most certainly can climb stairs. The joke would have worked better if it used an old-style dome-lighted Dalek.

    Then again, the movie Daleks also had truncated cone lights, so maybe it’s one of them on this shirt. I’m pretty sure they couldn’t climb stairs.

  20. Dan J

    You could do with the same phrase, only with ED-209 at the top of the stairwell looking down, maybe with his foot dangling over the stairs about to try to take that first step.

  21. After a couple of requests, I’ve created a dark version of the shirt graphic, and made it available on a selection of white and light-colored shirts. If you’re not the black t-shirt type, it’s your lucky day.


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