Only one Dalek had become a
Christian so far, and he had some way to go.
Here are a couple of
Dalek cartoons that appeared in a church annual report. Besides being fond of
Doctor Who, I think Daleks have wonderful comic potential. Somewhere in the car
I have a Harry Hill tape in which he introduces a Dalek Shop Trio who sing "Oh
Doctor I'm in trouble." Unfortunately the mention of the word "Doctor" sets
them off, and they exterminate half the audience.
Nobody had given such firm
teaching on the Ten Commandments for a very long time.
You can tell I
hadn't checked to see what a Dalek actually looked like before drawing these
cartoons. The later ones are better.
Oh, and I should mention my
indebtedness to the BBC and Terry Nation for coming up with Daleks in the first
place. Here's a link to the
These cartoons were
drawn for a 2007 calendar for some friends from church. There's also a
selection of Desert Island
Church cartoons from the year before.
This is terribly
Anglican. The CofE divides the year up into Advent, and Lent, and Sundays after
Easter, and (bizarrely) Sundays after Trinity Sunday. At the end of this it
still has some Sundays left over, so it calls them "ordinary
service got off to a terrible start.
Daleks don't say
much, but they do have a stock of good catch phrases.
months, the Dalek Strategy Group was ready to report.
We had a Vision
Strategy Group, which met for ages and ages before revealing its findings to a
hushed and expectant church. I wondered what a Dalek would do if he ran such a
project. Here is the predictable result.
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