Yes, it's official! I have now met an alien! Yep, a close-encounter, finally!
Yep, this is just an on-screen alien, specifically a Dalek from the BBC TV show Dr. Who.
I ran into this metal chap in England in the summer of 2010, but he hardly seemed excited by the experience. In fact, he just stood there, cold and unsmiling. Then again, that's what Dalek's are like, so I should have expected nothing less.
I haven't watched Dr. Who since I was a kid, but it's good to see these human-sized pepper-pots are still roaming around. And, no doubt, they still have the same, grating, headache-inducing voices.