Information on theÂ 2011 series of Doctor Who has started to surface more and more and show runner Steven Moffat has revealed another juicy titbit about what may (or may not) be in store for the Doctor.
According to Moffat, the Daleks will not be appearing in the new series.
In a report run by Digital Spy, the Executive Producer commented:
“There will be a Dalek story when we’ve got a good idea for a Dalek story. [When that happens], there will be lots of different kinds of Daleks.”
Some of you may be overjoyed at this news as there has been rumblings over the past few years that Skaro’s finest were appearing once too often. Some of you may be disheartened to hear this news as the Daleks may be the only reason you watch Doctor Who (as if!), but letâ€™s not forget that the new series will be split into two halves next year so Moffat could be considering them as two separate series. When it comes to Doctor Who, thereâ€™s always a twist in the tale!
Over the last five years weâ€™ve been treated to some absolutely wonderful Dalek tales (Dalek, The Parting of the Ways, Doomsday, Journeyâ€™s End) and some not so wonderful (Daleks in Manhattan, Victory of the Daleks) and maybe a year off to let them regroup and come up with another truly inspired plan may be the best course of action.
After all, we still have to find out what role the Eternal has to play…