What is it about Dr Who that prompts people to dress up as killer aliens?
For Bendigo’s avid fans, the cult-status show is all about endless possibilities – a forever regenerating main character (The Doctor) with no limits of time and space.
For Kara Harris, who made her own dalek costume, it’s the storyline and the exploration of past, future and present.
“One minute you’re in space, the next you’re in 19th century Europe fighting vampires,” she said.
Sue Lawson, who created her own police box TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension In Space) dress, said a favourite episode of the long-running show was when The Doctor brought artist Vincent Van Gogh, who believed himself a failure, into the future to discover his posthumous success.
Bendigo Whovians Society Facebook page founder Adam Penrose said around 120 people had joined in a month, highlighting the widespread appreciation of the show.
Fan Darren Hutchesson said he had seen every available episode at least once, but lamented that some early episodes had been taped over and lost forever.
He built his own dalek, having “always wanted one”, which took him a year.
He explained while most daleks were built with only hate and evil, this particular model was capable of understanding more emotions to find better ways to fight their enemies.