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Steven Moffat Says No Daleks This Series

Doctor Who writer has said that there will be no Daleks featured in Series 6. This might come as a shock to some viewers, as they are by far the most loved villain from Doctor Who.

Thanks to Digital Spy for the article below:

Speaking to Radio Times, the showrunner said that it was “about time to give them a rest”, admitting that they had become “the most reliably defeatable enemies in the universe”.

Following the attention the statements attracted online, Moffat said on Twitter: “Daleks: I was talking about THIS series. Stand down.”

When a follower asked Moffat if he was “getting some flack” for his earlier comments, he responded: “Quite the opposite – everyone seems to think it’s a GOOD idea. But it’s now what I meant. (sic)”

The Daleks appeared in 2005 episode ‘Dalek’ and again in ‘Bad Wolf’/’The Parting of the Ways’ at the end of that series. The finale of series two, ‘Army of Ghosts’/’Doomsday’, featured Daleks.

Mid-season three two-parter ‘Daleks in Manhattan’/’Evolution of the Daleks’ also included the aliens, as did series four finale ‘The Stolen Earth’/Journey’s End’.

The Eleventh Doctor first encountered the Daleks on screen in ‘Victory of the Daleks’ and they returned in series five finale ‘The Pandorica Opens’ and ‘The Big Bang’.