Doctor Who Update: No Daleks For The Forseeable Future
The Daleks were once the Doctor’s scariest villain. But after nearly 50 years and several face lifts (the last one making them look less like pepperpots and more like oversized M&M dispensers) the show has decided to put them on hiatus for a while.
The Daleks are to be given “a rest” from Doctor Who, writer Steven Moffat has told the Radio Times.
Moffat, who is also the BBC television show’s executive producer, said: “They aren’t going to make an appearance for a while. We thought it was about time to give them a rest.”
The Daleks were voted the scariest villains in the history of Doctor Who in a poll of fans in 2007.
Moffat said they had been defeated by the Doctor “about 400 times”.
It’s about time. When the Daleks start looking like they’re off to a rave, it’s time to let them go away until they can come back and be scary again.