Exterminate: Simon Pegg Enjoys Storytime With a Dalek

Gotta love Simon Pegg and his commitment to Dalek literacy. The endearingly geeked-out comedian turned up at Glasgow’s Waterstone’s bookstore to sign some copies of his new memoir, Nerd Do Well. And he took some time out for a photo-op with Glasgow shop’s notorious in-house Dalek. Check out the entire photo gallery from Pegg’s appearance at Waterstones. Photos credited to PacificCoastNews.com.

Pegg was once a Doctor Who villain himself: he appeared as the evil Editor in the Season 1 episode, “The Long Game.”

Here’s a clip from that episode’s Doctor Who: Confidential, in which Pegg confesses the trouble he had pronouncing the lengthy names of monsters on the show:

by Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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