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Doctor Who fans are in for a special treat when the new series hits the screens - Daleks with legs.

The BBC is considering solving the greatest challenge facing the trundling terminators: that of climbing a simple flight of stairs. What's more, the new-look salt cellars may also have the ability to fly.

Tim Hancock, spokesman for the estate of Daleks creator Terry Nation, told UK tabloid the Sun: "We all accept that the Daleks were designed in the early Sixties and need to be updated. They have got to be able to move, be mobile, but they have also got to retain the initial look of the original Daleks about them."

Naturally, this being the Sun, the paper's Photoshop jockeys have been busy grafting various sets of possible legs on the Daleks, including those of a Hobbit. This extreme silliness can be enjoyed here. ®

Bootnote

Thanks to those readers who have emailed to remind us that at some stage in their long and illustrious careers, the Daleks gained thrusters and were therefore able to hover. They couldn't tap dance though, could they? Speaking of which, here's an animated gif from Steve Carter, who notes: "I was way ahead of 'em. My beloved creation first left the lab and debuted on www.b3ta.com over a year ago."

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