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Making A Real Dalek: an assessment by: GF Willmetts (article).

The nature of this article came about when we were approached by a representative of the Horror Channel asking us for an assessment of how much it would cost to build a real Dalek based on the picture you see above. My first reaction was the cost of the neutron bomb and the necessary radiation to mutate someone into a tentacle would cost far more than their budget.

Worse, they wouldn’t supply me with a neutron bomb to do some research.

It isn’t like I’m asking much. After all, it would only take one neutron bomb to instigate a nuclear holocaust to duplicate the events on Skaro. Anyway, read on and then have a look at their website:



Geoff Willmetts has been editor at SFCrowsnest for some 21 plus years now, showing a versatility and knowledge in not only Science Fiction, but also the sciences and arts, all of which has been displayed here through editorials, reviews, articles and stories. With the latter, he has been running a short story series under the title of ‘Psi-Kicks’ If you want to contribute to SFCrowsnest, read the guidelines and show him what you can do. If it isn’t usable, he spends as much time telling you what the problems is as he would with material he accepts. This is largely how he got called an Uncle, as in Dutch Uncle. He’s not actually Dutch but hails from the west country in the UK.

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