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Daleks’ Return For The 50th Special First official Images

Daleks’ Return For The 50th Special First official Image!

From the official site

The BBC has announced that the Doctor’s most famous foes, the Daleks, will return to Doctor Who in the show’s fiftieth anniversary special. We’ll bring you more news about the adventure as it emerges, but for now, here’s the latest press release in full:



The Doctors, Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt will battle the deadly Daleks, the BBC announces today, in the show’s 50th anniversary special.

Returning to BBC One on 23 November the highly anticipated adventure will star: Matt Smith; Jenna Coleman; David Tennant; Billie Piper; John Hurt and Joanna Page. In a surprise twist in the recent series finale it was revealed John Hurt would be playing a Doctor, alongside Smith and Tennant.


The Daleks are the second monster to be announced for the 50th and will join the shape shifting Zygons, which have only appeared in the show once before in 1975. The Daleks were one of the first monsters to terrify audiences in 1963, 50 years ago, cementing their place in British popular culture.


Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, said:

“The Doctor once said that you can judge a man by the quality of his enemies, so it’s fitting that for this very special episode, he should be facing the greatest enemies of all.”

The 50th anniversary episode was shot earlier this year at BBC Cymru Wales’ Roath Lock Studios in Cardiff and across South Wales. Filming also took place in iconic London locations the Tower of London and Trafalgar Square for a huge stunt, which saw Matt Smith dangling from a TARDIS alongside Nelson’s Column.



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  • Absolutley Fantastic

    September 13th, 2013 - 11:18pm

    I think it’s only right that the Daleks are in the 50th, as they are almost as old as the show itself! Cannot wait to see what terror the Doctors will face

    • ice warrior

      September 17th, 2013 - 7:47pm

      it looks brilliant can’t wait for 50 and the day after exel centre 50 celebration

  • doctor who 10

    September 5th, 2013 - 1:02pm

    i wish the cybermen is in it

    • 50thfan

      September 16th, 2013 - 9:31am

      they are

    • cyberman2

      October 26th, 2013 - 5:59pm

      actually i think they are in the christmas special

    • cyberman2

      October 26th, 2013 - 5:59pm

      but not the 50th sadly

    • cyberman2

      October 26th, 2013 - 6:00pm

      i may be wrong


    August 6th, 2013 - 2:46am

    whats up with john hurt in NAME OF THE DOCTOR at the end where it says


    • decisace

      August 14th, 2013 - 5:40pm

      he is apparently meant be the 9th doctor just after the 8th , im not quite sure but I read this somewhere, they described that if he was the 9th doctor then David tenant would of been the 11th and matt smith would be the 12, it also commented saying that it would contradict its self so the bbc have decided to make the doctor immortal to carry on the show but like I said im not sure I just read this 🙂

  • Jermane Palma

    August 5th, 2013 - 11:47am

    With the comment that the zygons are returing in and we know they are shape shifters could the daleks be zygons in disugise?

    • thedaleksdeath

      August 9th, 2013 - 6:00pm


  • Robert

    August 3rd, 2013 - 11:48am

    Just to say BBC and some other people have found a missing yeti episode and this is a rumour but they may be putting it on the 50th Anniversary


    July 31st, 2013 - 3:37pm

    Thinking about it, curtain questions concerning the Time War might finally be answered after all these years, like “What exactly was the Nightmare Child ?”, and “What exactly was ‘The Cruciform’ the Master himself was resurrected to protect before the Emperor Dalek took control over it ?”.

    I for one would love to see new version of Romana appear in the 50th Anniversary, leading her people against the Daleks before Rassilon took over, and see Davros’s command ship fly into the jaws of the Nightmare Child, leaving us knowing full well that he survives and ends up in the series 4 finale.

    Plus we could see also the creation of the Cult of Skaro by the Emperor Dalek himself 😉

    • The Moffat Paradox

      August 1st, 2013 - 2:56pm

      Don’t be surprised if the 50th “special ” is really a damp squib and if the kind of things your talking about cant get fitted in outside of it being discussed by the characters.

      But that’s not the same thing as seeing it outside of our imaginations and would probably require an episode about as long as the whole special is going to be it all to itself with a ton of money for the set/effects to do it justice.

  • dalek galt

    July 30th, 2013 - 12:18pm

    I wish ecclston was in the 50th instead of tenent

    • Dalek

      July 30th, 2013 - 11:40pm

      Same here, but at least it’s multi-Doctor.

    • Dalek the Supreme

      July 30th, 2013 - 11:41pm

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    • the astroanout of death

      July 31st, 2013 - 10:51am

      nah i much prefer tenant to eccelson

    • dalek galt

      August 2nd, 2013 - 11:09am

      well my fav new seris doctors list goes 1.ecclston

    • the astroanout of death

      August 3rd, 2013 - 1:42pm

      how can hurt be better than tennant

      all hurt has done is given a mall speech and turn around

  • The Professor

    July 26th, 2013 - 9:28pm

    If the trailers available, has anyone got a link?

    • The Valeyard.

      July 29th, 2013 - 12:26pm

      So far nobody has posted the trailer online as at Comic Con, they were told that if anyone posted the trailer online there would be no more exclusives at Comic Con again.


      July 29th, 2013 - 4:15pm

      That’s ok, cos if they stopped making trailers exclusive to Comic-Con, in it would be fair on the rest of us 🙂

    • booboo

      July 29th, 2013 - 4:17pm

      very true, why would the license paying British worry about that

    • pug dalek

      July 29th, 2013 - 5:59pm

      no more exclusives at Comic Con yes 😆 👿

    • the astroanout of death

      July 30th, 2013 - 10:44pm

      here’s the plan

      im going to get the first plane to sand di ago tonight. get a cheap hotel the next day break in to the comic con studios find the doctor who section get to the back stage part and steal the trailer come back to the uk and show the uk the 50th annerversery trailer

    • the astroanout of death

      July 30th, 2013 - 10:44pm

      by im off to comic con

    • T4RD1S

      September 3rd, 2013 - 7:36pm

      someone leaked the adventure in time and space trailer and 2 images on youtube


    July 26th, 2013 - 8:55pm

    I thought the daleks would have there come back in the 50th Anniversary!! The pictures look epic!!!! Can not wait!!!

  • The Moffat Paradox

    July 26th, 2013 - 8:39pm

    Besides the trailer screening controversy surely revealing whose the 12th Doctor should be imminent?

    I thought production of the Christmas Special and Series 8 had to get started from round about now?


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