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 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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