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May 31st, 2011 46 comments

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 2nd, 2011 - 10:43am


  • 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.

  • 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

  • Fox Mulder

    June 2nd, 2011 - 4:54am

    The daleks VS the sontarans that would be cool

  • Fox Mulder

    June 2nd, 2011 - 4:53am

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

  • The supreme

    June 1st, 2011 - 9:16pm

    The doctor is ment to regenerate thenz

  • The supreme

    June 1st, 2011 - 9:16pm

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

  • Flumbledryer

    June 1st, 2011 - 6:37pm

    It does say that

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • booboo

    June 1st, 2011 - 8:56am

    I would be very surprised if it stays at that

  • silence

    June 1st, 2011 - 7:53am

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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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! 😀

  • 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

  • Fox Mulder

    May 31st, 2011 - 7:50pm

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

  • 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!

  • Dark Side of the Moon

    May 31st, 2011 - 3:33pm


    “It would NOT suprise me….”

  • 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.

  • biggest doctor who fan

    May 31st, 2011 - 3:25pm

    I think it’s the doctors child.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

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