We’re still at least six months away from the return of Doctor Who, but this doesn’t mean that we can’t get excited by the return of the Daleks, whose presence in Series 7 was confirmed in the recent teaser trailer.
It will be around 18 months between appearances when they turn up later this year – possibly in the first episode – and while Steven Moffat has avoided giving much away the BBC seem happy to provide some interesting close up shots of the little green blobs in bonded polycarbide armour.
As you browse through the images, something will strike you. Not: “they’re all Smartie Daleks!” or “oh look, a Time War Dalek!” But:
“Hang on! It’s all of them!”
Following their escape at the close of Victory of the Daleks, we knew they would be back one day (The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang notwithstanding) but who could ever have imagined that we would see so many different designs?
Has the backlash from fans (and, it seems, some of the Doctor Who production team) over the New Paradigm Daleks been felt at the BBC?
It certainly seems so!