Saturday, June 09, 2007
Classic Collectible of the Day!
This Marx Toys battery powered Dalek (as well as the mini-one also shown) are very cool toys, based on the robotic (well, cybernetic is probably a better term for 'em, given that these shells are supposed to contain some kind of biological life inside them, if I recall my Doctor Who arcana correctly) foes of Doctor Who, the longest-running science fiction program of all time.
How many other shows ran for so long in their original run, and then were revived years later for another successful run (that's still going)?
No, Star Trek doesn't count, in my mind - you might make an argument for original Trek and Next Generation combined (not a very good one, mind you), but given that the other Trek shows overlapped at least one other show (I think), they can't be counted as the same series.