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June 9, 2005 9:15 AM   Subscribe

After the theft of a Dalek from a UK tourist attraction, its "kidnappers" have delivered a ransom note - and its severed plunger.
posted by Mwongozi (23 comments total)

 
From the last link: Former Dr Who actor Colin Baker has been in touch with staff at the attraction, and may be asked to send a message to the kidnappers.

Colin Baker? I bet they won't give it back for anyone less than Tom Baker.
posted by handee at 9:19 AM on June 9, 2005


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posted by Plutor at 9:24 AM on June 9, 2005


Dalek stolen from Wooky Hole.

Doctor to save Dalek.

This is surely a headline writer's dream.
posted by bap98189 at 9:27 AM on June 9, 2005


I tell ya, even as a kid I got no respect...
I got kidnapped, and they sent a piece of my finger to my parents. My old man said he wanted more proof.

-Rodney Dangerfield
posted by R. Mutt at 9:27 AM on June 9, 2005


Haha...

Alright, if this were my ?statue? that went missing I wouldn't be laughing. But come on... the ransom note is hilarious.
posted by sbutler at 9:38 AM on June 9, 2005


Bring the Master in for questioning.
posted by ilsa at 9:54 AM on June 9, 2005


"If it is a stunt there is an issue of wasting police time."

If? If?
posted by Specklet at 9:58 AM on June 9, 2005


Specklet, I cracked up on that line, too...
posted by NotMyselfRightNow at 10:13 AM on June 9, 2005


Back in the early '80's there was a trailer full of Dr. Who props and assorted crap that would tour the convention circuits. One of my young friends paid for admission to the trailer at one particularly bad convention and realized that security was rather lax and additionally that nothing was actually bolted down. The case containing K-9 (mark ?)was actually a lexan box which simply lifted off. Afraid he would be caught trying to exit the trailer with the bulky robot, my friend settled for simply taking a few small pieces of the Tardis set, which he prominently displayed to all of his nerd friends such as me.

True story, embarrassed to tell it.
posted by Pollomacho at 10:17 AM on June 9, 2005


Oh silly season, we've missed you so..
posted by Lotto at 10:19 AM on June 9, 2005


I tried calling Jessie Jackson for assistance, but he simply remarked, "the Mk. II Travel Machine was one of the most versatile, and certainly durable modules produced from your planetary community on Skaro. I'm quite confident it can take care of itself."

Then he hung up on me.

It doesn't matter if the guy has a point, of course - it's the principle, damnit!
posted by Smart Dalek at 10:36 AM on June 9, 2005


Fannnnn-TASTIC!
posted by teferi at 10:41 AM on June 9, 2005


(The new series is wonderful tho--i don't want to see a new doctor, and i've heard some interesting Bad Wolf spoiler things)
posted by amberglow at 10:49 AM on June 9, 2005


Why would a ransom note have a plunger in the first place?
posted by spock at 10:56 AM on June 9, 2005


"there is also the idea that it could be heading to Edinburgh for the G8 protests."

If the Dalek shows up at the G8 protests, I will consider my life complete.
posted by Space Kitty at 11:29 AM on June 9, 2005


"The police think it was probably taken by kids or students, but there is also the idea that it could be heading to Edinburgh for the G8 protests."

That would be hillarious.
posted by homunculus at 11:30 AM on June 9, 2005


Great minds think alike.
posted by homunculus at 11:31 AM on June 9, 2005


If it is a stunt there is an issue of wasting police time

If it's a stunt wouldn't it be an issue of wasting marketing time? The show's already like the most successful show in Great Britain or something... does the BBC really need more press for Doctor Who?

Former Dr Who actor Colin Baker has been in touch with staff at the attraction, and may be asked to send a message to the kidnappers

Is that an offer or a threat? Worst. Doctor. Ever.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 12:08 PM on June 9, 2005


I can just hear all the speculation that this is connected to the "Bad Wolf" scenario.
posted by johnj at 2:53 PM on June 9, 2005


I'm sure there's nothing to worry about. Sonic screwdriver can get that arm right back on, no problem.
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 4:18 PM on June 9, 2005


hahahaha
posted by Francesnash at 9:37 AM on June 12, 2005


If the Dalek shows up at the G8 protests, I will consider my life complete.

Why would a dalek be with the protesters?

/cheap
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 10:33 AM on June 12, 2005


it was dumped on Glastonbury Tor
posted by amberglow at 8:58 PM on June 14, 2005


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