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The Daleks are back – but something’s changed

The Daleks are back in Doctor Who, but something’s changed

The Daleks are back in Doctor Who, but something’s changed.

The new look Daleks were exclusively revealed on the Radio Times website, you can see a whole host of images on their site Here.

BBC newsbeat also have a few new images from Victory of the Daleks Here

Coming this Saturday from The Doctor Who Site – Victory of the Daleks – The Game…

In this week’s Radio Times:

Election fever has reached Radio Times: The Daleks are back in technicolour and this week’s Radio Times has three different Dalek covers – red, blue and yellow, like the three main political parties.

Writer Mark Gatiss explains his fascination with Daleks and explores their timeless appeal.

Plus, Radio Times takes an exclusive first look into the BBC’s online archive to find out its top Doctor Who secrets

An online BBC Archive project allows the first ever access to audience research reports on previous Time Lords from John Pertwee to Sylvester McCoy. Radio Times went to find out more.

And an interview with Gordon Brown including a quickfire round of questions about topics such as Doctor Who:

Hamlet, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet?

“Hamlet [with David Tennant]. I saw it recently.”

John Pertwee, Tom Baker, David Tennant or Matt Smith?

“I think you know what I’m going to say here. Yes. David Tennant is the best.”





  • dr what

    April 15th, 2010 - 10:35pm

    the daleks can travel without slats because they have bigger base like the 60s daleks

  • TC

    April 15th, 2010 - 10:05pm

    But the ratings aren’t declining. They were down from the week before but it was still the most watched show of the day with an AI index of 86 (excellent). Just because the total number of viewers might be lower doesn’t mean it’s declining. You have to look at it as a whole.

  • Cushy Dalek

    April 15th, 2010 - 8:38pm

    I love the designs. Anyone resiting this 1960s back-to-basics fun approach can stop moaning or stop watching,

    As for the declining ratings, the BBC arent concerned with the ratings for DW these days.

  • CG

    April 15th, 2010 - 8:31pm

    To evitc

    Thanks for the apology. I only ever put down facts on these things as i know how petty people can get sometimes.

    Facts are facts. Undeniable and true.

    They still look crap though. Moffat is intent on making this new series a rehash of the Cushing movies. TARDIS exterior first and now the Daleks. What next?

  • The Hub

    April 15th, 2010 - 7:43pm

    I thought the slats were supposed to be the Daleks solar power source, perhaps they have a new idea now.

  • TC

    April 15th, 2010 - 7:15pm

    So, the new colors are indicative of their position: Supreme, Scientist, Strategist, etc. Makes sense.

    @ derek:

    Who says they have to have slats? Their technology can advance and improve. Heck, before 2005’s “Dalek” they didn’t have personal force fields, nor could their entire top half rotate.

  • Last of the Timelords

    April 15th, 2010 - 7:14pm

    For all those who want to know, the colour schemes goes as such:
    Red Daleks=Drones
    Orange Daleks=Scientists
    Blue Daleks=Strategists
    White Dalek=Supreme Dalek
    Yellow Dalek=Eternal Dalek

  • geoff

    April 15th, 2010 - 6:54pm

    ha ha ha…..chubby daleks….

  • derek

    April 15th, 2010 - 5:04pm

    Has any one noticed the lack of slats?
    I think the design looks cool.
    But how can the daleks have complete mobility without slats????
    Thats just confusing.

  • the 1st doctor

    April 15th, 2010 - 4:54pm

    @ Anonymous
    There not Lollypop Daleks, there Power Ranger Daleks

  • the 1st doctor

    April 15th, 2010 - 4:54pm

    @ Anonymous
    There not Lollypop Daleks, there Power Ranger Daleks

  • Anonymous

    April 15th, 2010 - 4:18pm

    I’m going to make some of you angry but I think it is a stupid idea. Why would a species that hate anything with emotion have coloured daleks anyway? and yes I know it is for their ranks but why not just have different tags and I thought all daleks were the same so shouldn’t any dalek be able to think on their own without relying on a rainbow team of daleks. Seriously one emperor should be enough for their army. Also I thought Moffat was trying to make doctor who scary again, so why have daleks that look like lollipops.

  • Koquillion

    April 15th, 2010 - 1:25pm

    Red and Yellow and Pink and Green, Orange and Purple and Blue, Thats the song of Skaro, song of Skaro, sing of Skaro too!!

  • the 1st doctor

    April 15th, 2010 - 12:20pm

    Its offical the ‘Power Ranger’ Daleks are in the episode!

  • Joe

    April 15th, 2010 - 11:57am

    To All of you that doubted there will be new coloured daleks, click this link.

  • booboo

    April 15th, 2010 - 11:30am

    To be fair this did look like i was an election mock up at first, many people have taken some convincing that these colours are genuine.

  • evitc

    April 15th, 2010 - 11:22am

    i deeply apologise to CG for accusing you of lieing i have seen the magazine and its pretty clear that they are going to be in it i think it was just my way of refusing to admit the daleks were going to look like this sorry.
    however there will only be 5 of these desighn daleks to begin with.

  • Alfie

    April 15th, 2010 - 9:39am

    They must be in the episode, as the white version was seen in the trailer.

    And I agree about the Daleks looking like Power Rangers, red, yellow, blue, green and white. Did they ever do a season with that color arrangement?

  • the 1st doctor

    April 15th, 2010 - 8:21am

    I think the (as I call them) ‘Power Ranger’ daleks are good weather or not they are in the episode.

  • The Hub

    April 15th, 2010 - 6:18am

    Saturday cant come soon enougj i think

  • CG

    April 15th, 2010 - 1:17am

    Jazpyy, very well put

  • Jazpyy

    April 15th, 2010 - 1:12am

    Disscusions and opinions are almost just as important than the actual show itself in a way, fan speculation, anitcicpation, dissapointment,thats why websites like these have comment sections. I agree that people need to see them in action first, but its not the actual episode its the visual impact of the reveal, and there is no denying that they look very different. People are not happy and some are.

  • booboo

    April 14th, 2010 - 10:59pm

    CG, there is no need for scans, I have seen the coloured Daleks and not from any magazine, unfortunately you will never convince everyone because of the way the RT have gone about showing them, this argument is going on all over the internet at the moment.

    You know you are right and that’s all that matters really

    I think we need to leave this alone now.

  • CG

    April 14th, 2010 - 10:51pm

    Right i have scanned the cover of Tv and Satilite week how can i attach it here

  • CG

    April 14th, 2010 - 10:45pm

    To evitc

    Just look at the cover of the latest TV and Satilite week, they are there with Matt Smith. Then you can apologise to me!!!!

  • dr what

    April 14th, 2010 - 10:23pm

    the red and the blue etc daleks are going to be in the episode

  • booboo

    April 14th, 2010 - 9:16pm

    No one can show the photos as they are out of bounds until the appropriate time.

    The best thing to do is watch the episode, then you will see.

  • evitc

    April 14th, 2010 - 9:06pm

    to CG when the rest of the world see these images we will beleive you but at the moment with absalutely no evidence im sorry to say it is quite hard to beleive your point, all i have seen is a khaki coloured dalek a bronze dalek and a white dalek dome and three daleks on a magazine which clearly say election special. i am sorry to sound rude but instead of telling us about these images tell us where to find them.

  • booboo

    April 14th, 2010 - 8:50pm

    No one is forcing you to play it, its just a bit of fun.

  • derek

    April 14th, 2010 - 8:45pm

    theres also a new series dalek thats colored silver with blue hemispheres like the 60s version.

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