I don’t know what I love most about this vintage British commercial starring a Dalek. Is it the fact that the Dalek is so stymied by the stairs that he has no choice but to have a smoke break?Is it that somehow this isn’t a PSA, but an actual ad for Hamlet cigarettes? Is it because the cigarettes are awesomely called “Hamlet”? Or is it the fact that even a Dalek looks super-cool while smoking? I don’t know. All I know is that Doctor Who is missing a golden opportunity by not having Daleks smoke all the damn time. (Via io9)
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