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Doctor Who Radio Times Cover

Doctor Who Radio Times Cover

In this week’s Radio Times – on sale today – when asked if the Doctor will face his most dastardly opponents again, Steven Moffat says:

“Oh yes, the Daleks. Actually, they aren’t going to make an appearance for a while.” What? “Yes, we thought it was about time to give them a rest. There’s a problem with the Daleks.” How come? I thought they were invincible.

“They are the most famous of the Doctor’s adversaries and the most frequent,” explains Moffat. “Which means they are the most reliably defeatable enemies in the universe. They have been defeated by the Doctor about 400 times. Surely they should just see the Tardis approaching, say, ‘Oh. It’s him again’, and trudge away.”

You can visit the Radio Times extensive Doctor Who Section Here.

Image and quotes courtesy of Radio Times.



  • roo slitheen

    June 5th, 2011 - 6:39pm

    how on earth could you give THE DALEKS a rest? this is mad!

    • Seb

      July 5th, 2011 - 3:53pm

      Well it has been done many times before, and to be honest, I agree with him. I mean, back in ‘Dalek’ I was afraid of the Daleks, but now, they’re only good because of their clever plans. Giving them a rest is a good idea, as it means that when they return, it will be all the more awesome.

  • harold saxon

    June 4th, 2011 - 11:52am

    it’s a pity they are putting it opposite BGT,that show overrules! Can’t imagine it’s gonna be straight forward amy,rory & baby travelling in tardis,seems too domestic,too normal! i’m sure there will be a shock twist somewhere!

  • Bunkbeds Are Cool

    June 3rd, 2011 - 10:08pm

    I don’t know if I want to know who River is – not yet anyway. I’m just not ready for a massive shock.

  • The Master

    June 3rd, 2011 - 9:59pm

    The Cast For A Good Man Goes To War Is…
    The Doctor-Matt Smith
    Amy Pond-Karen Gillan
    Roranicus Pondicus-Arthur Darvill
    River Song-Alex Kingston
    Madame Kovarian-Frances Barber
    Lorna Bucket-Christina Chong
    Lucas-Joshua Hayes
    Domicus-Damian Kell
    Fat One- Charlie Baker
    Thin One-Dan Johnston
    Colonel Manston-Danny Sapani
    Madame Vastra-Neve Mcintosh
    Jenny-Carin Stewart
    Captain Harcourt- Richard Trinder
    Elanor-Annabel Cleare
    Arthur- Henry Wood
    Commander Strax- Dan Starkley
    Dorium Maldovar-Simon Fisher-Becker
    Voice Of The Cybermen- Nicolas Briggs

  • Bunkbed Are Cool

    June 3rd, 2011 - 11:15am

    That last comment was me – I’ve been meaning to chane my name for a while.

  • bowtie fez setson

    June 3rd, 2011 - 11:12am

    ‘Who’s the baby?’ It’s called ‘Melody’

  • crazy guy

    June 3rd, 2011 - 7:07am

    uh oh what should i do the doctor who finale clashes with britans got talent final!

  • louise pond

    June 2nd, 2011 - 3:02pm

    i hink the baby is river song ?
    i think river song is romana 3?

    • Anonymous

      June 3rd, 2011 - 6:26pm

      But she wouldn’t necesarily if she can regenerate then it could be that Mary Tamm is not the first.

    • roo slitheen

      June 5th, 2011 - 6:41pm

      you were right on who river song is-the baby

  • roo slitheen

    June 2nd, 2011 - 10:43am


    • Professor River Song

      June 4th, 2011 - 3:29am

      they’re not axing the daleks. It’s becoming a bit annoying every single series with the daleks.
      It’ll be a great story line for series 7 too.

  • Chandra.

    June 2nd, 2011 - 10:26am

    TDWS, it feels as if you are neglecting the ‘News’ section slightly at the moment. It used to be the first place I came for news, but now there’s no viewing figure info, none of the new trailers, nothing. I could go to other site’s that have 4 pieces of (non-spoiler) news per day, but here its only around 4 a week! It used to be so much more. Thanks, Chandra.

    • The Master

      June 2nd, 2011 - 10:44am

      That’s What I Have Thought, There Used To Be Alot Earlier On In The Series.

    • booboo

      June 2nd, 2011 - 11:00am

      Yes we are, although not neglecting rather being very selective. Our visitor numbers are double this time last year and our severer package cannot handle any more traffic, its crashed after every episode this year and we are exceeding our bandwidth every month. We will be upgrading soon to a much more expensive package which will allow us to do much more in the future. The amount of info on the site is now huge (and will soon get a lot bigger) As i have said before for that reason we have decided for the time being to concentrate on merchandise and site features just for the moment as there are plenty of news sites now who all post the same thing. we simply cannot do everything at the moment and have to make choices but that will change as soon as we can

  • Fox Mulder

    June 2nd, 2011 - 4:53am

    Only 3 days until the finale, who thinks River song is Amy’s Daughter 🙂

    • doctorwhoforever

      June 2nd, 2011 - 5:54pm


  • Aaron

    June 1st, 2011 - 10:00am

    The Daleks are my best monsters and if they leave I might haft to stop watching doctor who. Im sure alot of people think the same.

    • Flumbledryer

      June 1st, 2011 - 6:36pm

      They wont completely stop the dfaleks, just give them a break for a season or two so they have a bigger impact.

    • Fox Mulder

      June 2nd, 2011 - 4:54am

      The daleks VS the sontarans that would be cool

  • silence

    June 1st, 2011 - 7:53am

    have you heard what episode 8 is called (this is dead funny) LETS KILL HITLER

    • booboo

      June 1st, 2011 - 8:56am

      I would be very surprised if it stays at that

    • Flumbledryer

      June 1st, 2011 - 6:37pm

      It does say that

    • The supreme

      June 1st, 2011 - 9:16pm

      It does On my link on a good man goes to war

    • Fox Mulder

      June 2nd, 2011 - 4:55am

      Yeah Let’s Kill Hitler is funny, It would be cool to see Hitler in Alien Plot to destro earth or someone

  • davros

    May 31st, 2011 - 9:15pm

    i think, at least a series without the daleks, not til 2013, he may be giving them a rest, but that may be a little to long? just my opionion! 😀

    • geronimo3

      June 1st, 2011 - 6:35am

      i totaly love the radio times cover,and karen, matt, and arthur dont forget alex so i absaloutley love it.

  • Fox Mulder

    May 31st, 2011 - 7:50pm

    There probably leaving the daleks for an epic finale in 2013 during the 50th anniversary

    • The supreme

      June 1st, 2011 - 9:16pm

      The doctor is ment to regenerate thenz

  • Dark Side of the Moon

    May 31st, 2011 - 3:32pm

    Besides the “promise” of finding out who River is, there is no way that they can answer all the question that have popped up in this series in 45 minutes….and no way they would want to…otherwise what are the other 6 episodes going to be about…all I can say is that it is going to feel like a life time waitng for the second part of the series! it would suprise me if for every answer given, we are left with even more questions 🙂

    I’ve watched DW since 1979…this IMO is by FAR the best series to date….so far, lets hope its not another anti climax of a finale like the last series.

    • Dark Side of the Moon

      May 31st, 2011 - 3:33pm


      “It would NOT suprise me….”

    • doctor stu

      June 1st, 2011 - 7:32am

      obviously not all the questions will be answered because there would be nothing to lead on to the next series

  • biggest doctor who fan

    May 31st, 2011 - 3:25pm

    I think it’s the doctors child.

    • CG

      May 31st, 2011 - 5:20pm

      Lets hope not. Just how wrong would that be, passionitly kissing his own daughter like he did a few episodes ago…. yep apparantly its her SPOLIERS!

    • Fox Mulder

      May 31st, 2011 - 7:53pm

      Incest on doctor who LOLOLOLOLOL, I’dont think it will go that far just for a twist lol

    • louise pond

      June 2nd, 2011 - 3:05pm

      is amys baby jennifer lucus?

  • Flo Pro

    May 31st, 2011 - 2:50pm

    I herd about the daleks being of Doctor Who months ago, were has everyone been? In a cave or something?

    • booboo

      May 31st, 2011 - 2:58pm

      So Steven Moffat told you himself then did he? He’s only just made this statement, up until then it was just a rumour and we dont post them.

    • Anonymous

      May 31st, 2011 - 10:26pm

      He said in DWM a couple of months ago that he was “wanting” to rest the Daleks and that the chances of them showing up this year were very slim (and would only be a cameo in episode 13). This is confirming that he has indeed gone ahead with his plans.

  • harold saxon

    May 31st, 2011 - 1:13pm

    the truth about who the baby is will be a big story point,weather it is connected to the little girl who was seen regenerating remains to be seen!Good cover of karen though.

  • Gary

    May 31st, 2011 - 12:55pm

    Love the cover, quite different to the usual Doctor Who ones

  • Mr Pond

    May 31st, 2011 - 12:55pm

    There is a great picture of Rory inside

  • crazy guy

    May 31st, 2011 - 12:50pm

    yay first comment might get this and dose anyone know when the daleks will return

    • The Master

      May 31st, 2011 - 12:56pm

      He has said via twitter that he meant just this series so technically they could be back a t Christmas

    • TorchwoodGuy05

      May 31st, 2011 - 1:13pm

      I hope they aren’t. I think they should leave them for like, 3 series, then bring them back to make more of an impact.

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