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August 23rd, 2014 106 comments

Episode 2 Into The Dalek 7.30pm to 8.15pm Trailer

Doctor Who Series 8 Episode 2 Into The Dalek

From the BBC press centre…

Saturday 30 August

7.30pm to 8.15pm

A Dalek fleet surrounds a lone rebel ship, and only the Doctor can help them now… with the Doctor facing his greatest enemy, he needs Clara by his side.

Confronted with a decision that could change the Daleks forever he is forced to examine his conscience. Will he find the answer to the question, am I a good man?


  • obey the whispermen

    August 24th, 2014 - 8:28am

    The daleks actually look scary. Cant wait.

  • WendySueWho

    August 24th, 2014 - 8:19am

    I say if they must use them once a year, use them for a flashback at some point during the season and be done with them. They are way too old fashioned and boring.

    • alex

      August 25th, 2014 - 6:07pm

      True too common too be scary or interesting now!


    August 23rd, 2014 - 10:17pm

    not sure what the storyline is

    • Sam (UDWF1)

      August 24th, 2014 - 9:08am

      Surely you wouldn’t want to be until you watch the episode. That’s the whole point.

  • Dalek Supreme, with extra Onions

    August 23rd, 2014 - 9:41pm

    I’m definitely looking forward for this one! With the Daleks being my favourite Dr. Who villain, I hope this is a good one. The Marine/Soldiers look like standard Dalek Fodder, but the trailers make it look interesting.
    I’m not saying Deep Breath was bad, it was fuctional, but could have been great. Hopefully this one on premise alone seems far more interesting, after being somewhat underwhelmed by Deep Breath. EXTERMINATE!

  • daleksean

    August 21st, 2014 - 7:04pm

    They made such a fuss about the new paradigm daleks in series 5 they were only in a few episodes then they went back to the old version and now the old version is on all of the time

    • Daleklover

      August 23rd, 2014 - 11:02pm

      That’s because of the reboot of the universe at the end of series 5 isn’t it? I believe the daleks were rebooted as well.

    • Dalek The Supreme

      August 24th, 2014 - 11:23pm

      No, the New Paradigm Daleks still exist, just as an officer class. They show up in the Parliament scenes in Asylum of the Daleks, and there’s a dead Supreme in the background of the Asylum scenes. I really do hope they actually show Daleks of the New Paradigm killing people. It might give the fans more reason to fear them.

    • daleksean

      August 26th, 2014 - 8:56pm

      I hope they bring back the ones that escaped in the end of the ww2 episode it would be interesting to see how they made a come back

  • Macster

    August 19th, 2014 - 11:59am

    More Daleks, Dull,dull,dull,

    With the frequency at which The Daleks keep turning up the Doctor should be yawning like the rest of us! Let’s face it they need a rest for a while just like the audience,

    Lately they’ve been about as frightening as cold custard, and don’t get me started on The Tele-Tubby Daleks,

    All together now “Uh-Oh!”

    Don’t get me wrong the Daleks are a Great Foe but they need to be used sparingly, The Best Story of course being Genisis of The Daleks!

    • The Moffat Paradox

      August 19th, 2014 - 2:20pm

      As others have said apparently it’s a stipulation of the Terry Nation estate that their used yearly or so which I think is fair enough as in other Sci-Fi like Star Trek nobody complains about the Klingons appearing too often.
      But your right that they need to be more orginally used in a way this forthcoming episode hopefully promises and more of a fear factor put back into them or it wouldn’t seem so out of place for the Doctor to say:

      “OH NOT YOU AGAIN!!!”


      August 19th, 2014 - 6:47pm

      Don’t forget, that apart from the very brief appearance of a damaged Paradigm Supreme Dalek in ‘The Wedding of River Song’, the Daleks did not actually have a story during series 6 back in 2011, so they did have a year off.

    • The Werewolf

      August 19th, 2014 - 8:21pm

      You do know that the Daleks legally have to appear every year don’t you?

    • Anonymous

      August 20th, 2014 - 10:22am

      Yeah thats why there was that Dalek Cameo in The Wedding of River Song

    • Macster

      August 21st, 2014 - 12:12pm

      Sometimes Less is More!

    • The Big Friendly Button

      August 23rd, 2014 - 9:47pm

      I think what the daleks need is a long running story arc that sort of gives a feeling of progression over the course of the series.

      For example from series 1 in 2005 it was established that the daleks were extinct per say and needed to revive themselves and thus for years onward we got the daleks trying to bring back their race every year and thus this made a perfect story arc for the daleks that could be picked up in the next year.

      The reason why it feels inconstant is because the dalek episodes are stand alone and do not really connect to the next there needs to a thread from this years dalek episode to when another one is shown with it either being next year or the year after.

    • The Moffat Paradox

      August 24th, 2014 - 1:07am

      Well if Gallifrey is out of their reach there can be no resumption of the Time War which can also mean that apart from Dealing with the Doctor (as this episode maybe also hints) Skaro’s finest recreated by the Progenior Device can refocus once more on being a threat to everyone else in the universe.If done more originally there should be a basis for good threaded stories with that.

    • The Moffat Paradox

      August 24th, 2014 - 11:25am

      Did also think that the latest design of Cybermen would be now a more formidable opponent for Skaro’s finest in any protrayal of a protracted conflict.But then it was only Skaro’s finest that ended the deadlock at Trenzalore.

  • DalekSec123

    August 17th, 2014 - 8:57pm

    I am glad that the Daleks are returning to the series because they are my favourite villains

  • DalekSec123

    August 17th, 2014 - 8:53pm

    I am glad that the Daleks are returning the series

  • The Moffat Paradox

    August 16th, 2014 - 7:22pm

    Think manipulating the pathweb must be involved here.

    This also seems a bit reminiscient of the “I Borg” episode of Star Trek Next Generation when the crew of the Enterprise D come across a Borg drone they nickname Hugh that has become disconnected from the Borg collective’s consciousness creating the opportunity to upload a devastating virus Captain Picard eventually vetoes as being unethical as it’s destructiveness would make them no better than the Borg.

    • Anonymous

      August 17th, 2014 - 8:30pm

      it sounds like a fantastic voyage to me

    • Anonymous

      August 17th, 2014 - 10:56pm

      Have you read the script to this episode? I think it’smore like the opposite of the STNG episode you’re describing


      August 18th, 2014 - 7:10am

      Agreed, I’Borg.

    • DalekSec

      August 18th, 2014 - 10:30am

      I love that episode!

    • The Moffat Paradox

      August 18th, 2014 - 1:37pm

      Gave an answer to anonymous but seems to be deemed too episode spoiling.

  • Professor Peacock

    August 16th, 2014 - 6:57pm

    Just out of interest, does anyone know if the BBC are releasing those movie- style posters as they did for Series 7?

    • BritishRowan

      August 17th, 2014 - 5:39pm

      Lets hope so because they are fantastic!


    August 15th, 2014 - 8:47pm

    Booboo are you not letting my comments appear? I havnt posted anything spoiler, just my theory? πŸ™


      August 15th, 2014 - 8:47pm

      Oh wait I can see them now! Must be my internet! Sorry πŸ™‚

    • booboo

      August 15th, 2014 - 8:48pm

      no its just all the key words to stop spoilers, nothing to do with you personally


      August 15th, 2014 - 8:59pm

      Oh ok, that’s why two of my comments are the same down there πŸ™‚


    August 15th, 2014 - 8:21pm

    People the title isn’t inside a dalek, it’s into the dalek, that could be the daleks mind, it could be psychological, they go into a daleks mind, and a “choice that could change the daleks” does the doctor have the choice to turn the daleks GOOD!? But who is he to turn them good, when he doesn’t even know if he’s a good man himself
    Just a theory πŸ™‚

    • Anonymous

      August 16th, 2014 - 3:13pm

      Its an Excellent theory! πŸ˜€


    August 15th, 2014 - 8:15pm

    Btw I think by inside the a dalek, it maybe more psychological, so they share a mind with a dalek, see what a dalek thinks and sees, see the world through the blue eye stalk, and change the daleks for ever? Maybe the chance to turn them good, but who had the right to turn a dalek good, when the doctor doesn’t even know if he’s good himself?
    Just a theory πŸ™‚ what ya think?


    August 15th, 2014 - 8:11pm


  • Cyber10Dalek

    August 15th, 2014 - 6:55pm

    My god i just realised…if the Doctor and Clara do indeed go inside a Dalek (maybe through the use of something similar to the miniturisation ray on board the teselecta)then can you imagine what the dalek mutant will look like?!It would be like the kraken!XD

  • The Surgeon

    August 15th, 2014 - 6:17pm

    I love the Paradigm Daleks. I hope they return, with an explanation of the Eternal’s function.

    • Dalek The Supreme

      August 24th, 2014 - 11:25pm

      I 100% agree.

  • Creative Whovian

    August 15th, 2014 - 4:39pm

    I love the daleks but I’m beginning to see what everyone means. We need to give them a break. Infact, a better way of doing things would be to finally re-introduce the paradigm. It had so much potential!

  • The TARDIS

    August 15th, 2014 - 7:01am

    Awful synopsis, great title. Let’s hope the episode is far better than it is described as. (From the preview clips of it, it looks great)

    • The Surgeon

      August 15th, 2014 - 6:19pm

      Really? I think the title is poor, and the synopsis. And I really hope the Paradigm Daleks at least make a cameo.

  • Am I a Good Man?

    August 14th, 2014 - 7:25pm

    I think that the Daleks have gone just about as far as they can have gone in the show so far. Going into a Dalek isn’t unique as such as it is sort of repeating what happened in Asylum of the Daleks.

    It’ll be good to see a fully kitted out Dalek fleet again though as lately they have either been on the brink of extinction (Victory of the Daleks, Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks) or the Dalek episodes have focused too much on individual Dalek/group of Daleks (such as in Dalek, The Stolen Earth/Journey’s End).

    I’d personally like to see a decent Dalek episode where once again the action fits in with the classic Daleks music.

    • Anonymous

      August 14th, 2014 - 9:21pm

      Well said πŸ˜€

    • Dalek Supreme, with extra Onions

      August 23rd, 2014 - 9:44pm

      ‘Dalek’ is still probably one of my favourite episodes, just because it’s so weird seeing a Dalek out of it’s comfort zone, being tortured and with emotions other than hate. Hopefully we’ll see something like that it this one.

  • Doctor Stu

    August 14th, 2014 - 4:59pm

    God if they’re going inside a Dalek I hope Steven Moffat realises that a Dalek is not a robot that can be manoeuvred around in like the teselecta but has a Dalek mutant inside……because to be honest if your going inside a Dalek the eye stalk is like the furthest you can walk until there’s a massive drop down into a Dalek mutant fiddling with its little computer screen…….I hope this episode doesn’t paint the Daleks as robots


      August 14th, 2014 - 5:18pm

      He knows what a Dalek is bud, after all, don’t forget, it was Moffat who wrote ‘Asylum of the Daleks’ which revealed that Oswin Oswald sadly became a Dalek Mutant.

    • the astronaut of death

      August 14th, 2014 - 5:38pm

      maybe we will get a new kind of dalek

      or maybe the doctor does not actually go in side the dalek body but its mind

    • Anonymous

      August 14th, 2014 - 6:16pm

      You do know this isn’t Written by Steven Moffat? Its Written By Phil Ford

    • Anonymous

      August 14th, 2014 - 7:18pm


    • thedaleksdeath

      August 18th, 2014 - 12:55am

      They are indeed going inside a Dalek! (Won’t spoil how but it would be nice to see your theories!)

  • Tardisnt

    August 14th, 2014 - 4:28pm

    I hope they bring the paradigm daleks back for this one. They seem to have forgotten them.


      August 14th, 2014 - 5:21pm

      I highly doubt we will see them again in this new era.

      They was largely hated by fandom as it was, and I like to think every Paradigm Dalek was wiped out by the Doctor in ‘The Time of the Doctor’ with all of them on that huge Emperor Dalek like mothership.

      From now on, it’s Time War Daleks all the way, and hopefully, the Paradigm Daleks will be a long forgotten, and bad, memory in the back of our minds.

    • Tardisnt

      August 14th, 2014 - 7:57pm

      I just want to see their end on screen. I didn’t mind them, but if they did want to get rid of them, they should do it in an episode.

    • The Other

      August 15th, 2014 - 9:18am

      I loved the Paradigm Daleks, especially with their AOTD tweaks, and would love to see them return!
      As for the idea that they were wiped out in TOTD, since bronze Daleks were the only ones seen attacking the planet then it would probably just be them on the ship, not paradigm

    • The Moffat Paradox

      August 15th, 2014 - 11:43am

      Steven Moffat`s also said as a fallback position that the Paradigms are the officer class which would suggest the Time War design is used for Daleks who have the same pure Paradigm DNA for the infantry/footsoldiers(So to speak.) as there were no non pure DNA Daleks left after Victory.
      Theres nothing wrong with them in my view as they are still essentially Dalek and they would have gained more popularity if they were used more effectively earlier and better as it’s been suggested their supposed to have things like hidden weaponary.The red designated warrior ones are maybe to be seen as special forces if they don’t fully assume the role of the ones in the Time War design.

    • Professor When

      August 16th, 2014 - 12:43pm

      I love the Paradigm to bits, and have a theory myself; at the end of ‘Victory’ the Paradigm ventured out into space, locating rogue Time War (or previous) ships. They then pretend to forge an alliance with these groups, taking advantage of their drone forces and machinery before exterminating them (as they are impure Daleks), thus killing two Bane with one stone. Perhaps we saw this in practise in ‘Asylum’…? It would explain why a Dalek team so obsessed with purity would approve of Dalek-Human hybrids; they are merely humouring the Inferior Daleks so they can take advantage of their technologies, before, in time exterminating them, as seen in ‘Victory’.

      It’s a shame that Moffat seemed to bow down to whining fans to be honest. Not to insult those who don’t like the Paradigm, I just think we should have given them a chance before he demoted them. :/

    • The Moffat Paradox

      August 16th, 2014 - 1:51pm

      Well I interpted Victory as meaning that with activation of the Progenitor Device the remaining Time War Daleks had served their purpose which is why they so readily assented to their own extermination.With that and the ship the Paridgms had everything they needed to create a new Dalek Empire
      But I agree that Moffat should have stuck to his guns with the new design as were supposed to be the deadliest Daleks with those casings yet.
      “All hail the new Daleks! All hail the new Daleks!”

    • Dalek The Supreme

      August 24th, 2014 - 11:31pm

      The New Paradigm Daleks had potential, but so far, they haven’t taken advantage of this potential after The Big Bang. They had a victory over the Doctor and shot him in Series 5, but they haven’t been used well ever since. Before they’re replaced entirely, they should really elaborate on the purpose of the Eternal Dalek and make use of the rear hatch weapons.

  • Anonymous

    August 14th, 2014 - 4:21pm

    This sounds terrible.


    August 14th, 2014 - 3:36pm

    Not the most interesting title or synopsis, but at least won’t have to wait long for the Daleks to face the new Doctor, since a lot of fan’s probably feel that when there is a new man playing the Doctor, his acting ability is really put to the test when faced against the Dalek’s.

    On the other hand, this story is called ‘Into the Dalek’ . . . what if inside one of the Daleks was his holy evilness himself ? . . . . the 1 true creator, god and Emperor of the Daleks !!!!.

    SIMON COWELL !! . . . . no, only joking, and I can’t stand the guy anyway . . . .

    DAVROSSSSSSSSSSS !!!!!!!!!!!!.

  • StetsonDoctor

    August 14th, 2014 - 2:12pm

    As much as I like this synopsis, I have to say that I think it’s badly worded. If it was me I would have done this:

    “A Dalek fleet surrounds a lone rebel ship, BUT only the Doctor can help THE REBELS ONBOARD… with the Doctor facing his greatest enemy, he needs Clara by his side.
    Confronted with a decision that could change the Daleks forever he is forced to examine his conscience. Will he find the answer to the question: “Am I a good man?”

    • 100,000BC

      August 14th, 2014 - 7:11pm

      It sounds like only the doctor can save the daleks from the lone rebel ship.


    August 14th, 2014 - 1:54pm

    still not sure what the proper storyline is. with deep breath it was clear, but it does sound interesting. great title

  • the astronaut of death

    August 14th, 2014 - 1:36pm

    Wouldn’t it be awesome if we get a play set of inside the dalek

    • Da Big Freindly Button

      August 14th, 2014 - 4:26pm

      Mind Blown!

  • the astronaut of death

    August 14th, 2014 - 1:35pm

    Booboo can you get met me an enlarged image of the liitle article image

    • booboo

      August 14th, 2014 - 1:38pm

      its actually a poster i only have a small image here you go

      there are hardly any promo images from series 8 available to use at the Moment

    • the astronaut of death

      August 14th, 2014 - 1:40pm

      Thanks booboo!

    • Anonymous

      August 14th, 2014 - 2:09pm

      Where can you buy it?

    • booboo

      August 14th, 2014 - 2:38pm

      no where at the Moment

  • Nathan

    August 14th, 2014 - 1:34pm

    I can’t wait too watch it

  • Nathan

    August 14th, 2014 - 1:33pm

    Sounds good

  • the astronaut of death

    August 14th, 2014 - 1:28pm

    This sounds amazing!

    I know people are starting to get sick of the daleks

    But thus one sounds different


      August 14th, 2014 - 3:33pm

      Never sick of them me πŸ™‚

    • Da Big Freindly Button

      August 14th, 2014 - 4:42pm

      There is a funny story behind it, you see the Daleks from what I know are not owned by the BBC but the terry nation estate and there was an agreement that the Daleks need to be featured in some way or they would never be in the series again. That’s what I heard at least.


      August 14th, 2014 - 5:24pm

      Far as I know, the Terry Nation estate was just worried the Daleks redesign would be messed up so that they would not be recognizable. Who knows, I’m just glad the BBC got them back in time for good old series 1 πŸ˜€

    • The Werewolf

      August 17th, 2014 - 8:12pm

      The Terry Nation Estate legally requires the Daleks to appear at least once every year or they won’t be able to use them at all.

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