Sunday, August 26, 2007

Daleks invade Manchester!

I was at down at the Museum of Science and Industry today with family members, to see an invasion of Daleks!
There's currently a large Doctor Who Exhibition at the museum. So the organisers decided it would be the ideal venue to attempt a world record for the largest number of daleks in one place at the same time!
50 was the number to beat and 68 turned out - yay!
The challenge was open to people dressed as daleks, as well as the real thing, so there were a wonderful array of costumes on display. I was very impressed by the amount of time which had gone into all the costumes, including a whole 'family' of identical 'people' daleks, in various sizes...
Ray Cusick - the original BBC designer of the Daleks, and the Chief Constable of Manchester's Police Force were on hand to officiate and count the daleks in attendance.
Chris(aka the 10th Doctor) from the Hyde Fundraisers was there to keep a close eye and a steady sonic screwdriver trained on the daleks. I also spotted a 9th Doctor blending into the crowd and a gold, very vocal Hyde Fundraiser dalek too.
All in all, a grand day out. My daughter and her cousin 'killed' a few daleks with their sonic screwdrivers and Rosie went very shy on meeting 'the Doctor'.
I wish I'd had time to make a costume for her, but I suspect she would have refused to wear it!
Nice coverage in the local news tonight too. We managed to keep out of camera shot, phew!

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