Thursday, 28 August 2003

Special delivery! Peter's the proud father of a Dalek!

EXTERMINATE: Peter Trengove with his life size Dalek
A DOCTOR Who fanatic has just returned from a convention where his Dalek too centre stage.

Peter Trengove, aged 24, of Cynthia Avenue, Woolston, decided to embark on the mammoth task of creating a life-size, 5ft 7in Dalek nine months ago for the Dr Who convention held at Longleat.

Equipped with a special voice modulator, giving it the ability to utter the immortal line ‘exterminate'. Peter's tin man was a start attraction at the event.

Peter, who suffers with Cystic Fibrosis, said: "Ironically it took me nine months from start to finish to complete the Dalek, the same time as a pregnancy and I really did feel like I had created something."

The model will mainly be used for fundraising purposes and conventions. It will also feature in a film Peter is working on.

He is currently in the process of completing his first Dalek book, where he combines the traditional tale of Time Lords with Cystic Fibrosis.

Once published, he hopes it will help raise much needed cash for Cystic Fibrosis charities.

Former Doctor Who starts Colin Baker, who played the sixth Doctor, Sophie Aldred who played Ace and John Leeson, the voice of K9, were all at the event and passed glowing praise on Peter's Dalek, one of 15 at the convention.

Peter became a fan of the time travelling Doctor as a child and admits that certain scenes certainly left an impression.