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July 03, 2004

No Daleks

No Daleks. Boo.

Talks between the BBC and the estate of late sci-fi writer Terry Nation, who created the Daleks, broke down over issues of editorial control.

A BBC spokeswoman said: "After lengthy negotiations, the BBC and Terry Nation have been unable to reach an agreement on the terms of the use of the Daleks." The Terry Nation estate said it was "bitterly disappointed".

Gay daleks may have been one of the deal breakers. Not for the forthcoming Dr. Who series but for TV Offal, a satire that had run elsewhere on the Beeb. "They're camp! They exterminate! Better watch your back! They're the gay daleks!" Personally, I thought the show was hilarious but I am easy to amuse.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 3, 2004 10:10 AM

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"Who" wouldn't be the same without Daleks. Gay Daleks? Musta missed that one...too bad.

Posted by: Jim at July 3, 2004 01:15 PM

The gay daleks were on TV Offal on Channel 4, not the BBC.

Posted by: Rusty at September 4, 2004 08:38 AM