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Old April 17 2014, 11:22 PM   #16
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Re: How would a Dalek play Cricket?

A Dalek doesn't play cricket. A Dalek exterminates the entire cricket stadium and moves on.

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Old April 18 2014, 04:39 AM   #17
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Re: How would a Dalek play Cricket?

I don't know if Daleks would play cricket, but they'd make excellent baseball umpires.
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Old April 18 2014, 02:17 PM   #18
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Re: How would a Dalek play Cricket?

^^"Strike three, you are out!" Dalek shoots batter.
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Old April 24 2014, 05:03 AM   #19
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Re: How would a Dalek play Cricket?

^ Although they would make terrible players. They move so slowly that they'd be VERY easy to tag out. And good luck to a Dalek trying to steal second base.

A Dalek might make a good catcher, though. No one would dare try to run into one while trying to cross home plate.

Another unfortunate side effect, though: On an all-Dalek team, the inevitable bench-clearing brawl (or the clearing of whatever Daleks use for benches) would be the most boring thing imaginable, as they would slowly scoot out to the mound - Daleks don't charge - and keep bumping into one another. Daleks can't even fight without shooting, for crying out loud. So a bunch of giant salt shakers trying to stare each other down would provoke hysterical laughter from the crowd. Whom the Daleks would then shoot.

A Dalek could try its plunger at being a manager, though it would find that trying to kick dirt on the umpire would be exceedingly difficult without legs.
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Old April 25 2014, 09:01 PM   #20
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Re: How would a Dalek play Cricket?

I think Heavy Weapons Dalek would be the Bowler.

I think the Wicket would be exterminated in one pitch.
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Old April 27 2014, 02:04 AM   #21
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Re: How would a Dalek play Cricket?

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Imagine if the Dalek Empire was so "afraid" of losing again to the 5th Doctor, that they offered a wager on the result of a 5 day cricket match... The winner of which would take the contested planet they're "fighting" over.

I doubt the results would be recognized by any court that could enforce them, since throughout the civilized multiverse the whole thing would be considered to be in incredibly bad taste for reasons that should be obvious to anyone.
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Old May 3 2014, 09:18 PM   #22
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I think Heavy Weapons Dalek would be the Bowler.
My thoughts exactly.

I'd like to see a Dalek stalk fashioned after jamming grippers like this:
http://www.gizmag.com/universal-robotic-gripper/16729/
http://www.gizmag.com/versaball-robotic-gripper/30442/

That would replace the sucker--and actually work.

And the stalk would be this:

http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/r...elephant-trunk
https://www.google.com/patents/US20120169078

Take a look at this Dalek: http://www.faqs.org/patents/imgfull/20080302200_02

There are inflatable robotics around the corner
http://www.hizook.com/blog/2011/11/2...-arm-plus-hand

Lots of human safe robots--and one that works in zero g
http://www.popsci.com/technology/art...tes-space-junk

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