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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.



  • the astronaut of death

    July 22nd, 2013 - 1:04pm

    a trailer has been premiered and it is to be released on the internet very soon

    • Some bloke

      July 22nd, 2013 - 1:30pm


    • Anonymous

      July 22nd, 2013 - 1:33pm

      Its not fair the the bbc are putting american fans first

    • Some bloke

      July 22nd, 2013 - 1:37pm

      i know, they always get the trailer exclusives, or the merchandise exclusives first!

    • Anonymous

      July 22nd, 2013 - 1:42pm

      Agreed Doctor Who is a British programme America is pretty new to it. It isn’t exactly fair if people like us who live where it’s made and part of our culture have to be kept in the dark about it.

    • Timelord3

      July 22nd, 2013 - 1:55pm

      Not to mention that WE pay for it and that it was US that have watched Doctor Who for 50 years!


      July 22nd, 2013 - 2:00pm

      Totally agree its British we should get the best!

    • Anonymous

      July 22nd, 2013 - 2:09pm

      If it wasn’t for us back in 1963 who watched the programme then the BBC would’ve axed it due to low viewing figures and it would have only been An Unearthly Child.


      July 22nd, 2013 - 2:13pm

      Does anyone know when the trailer is released?

    • Some bloke

      July 22nd, 2013 - 2:17pm

      doubt it will be any time soon or at all

    • Andrew I

      July 22nd, 2013 - 3:34pm

      There is a 3D trailer on Youtube… if you search for Doctor Who 50th anniversary (don’t add ‘trailer’). Shows TARDIS on fire, a spooky subway station, Tennant, etc..? Looks good!

    • Andrew

      July 22nd, 2013 - 3:35pm

      Ah… actually it looks like a very, very clever fake! 🙁

    • Some bloke

      July 22nd, 2013 - 3:37pm

      it IS a fake. The guy who uploaded it even put up a video on how he made it. That’s been up for a while now

  • the astronaut of death

    July 22nd, 2013 - 1:03pm

    dose that look like the time war or what!

    • Some bloke

      July 22nd, 2013 - 1:28pm

      yes it is supposed to be the time war. As you can see by the background, they are on gallifrey

  • sheepinafez

    July 22nd, 2013 - 12:27pm

    sooo….when do we get the trailer

    • starshipalaska

      July 22nd, 2013 - 12:40pm

      The Question on everyone’s lips…

    • Some bloke

      July 22nd, 2013 - 12:49pm

      I don’t think we will be getting it any time soon. Moffat said at the comic con panel, that it was an exclusive only to comic con so…

    • Some bloke

      July 22nd, 2013 - 12:58pm

      dunno why this was taken down but… I don’t think we will get the trailer. At least not for some time. Moffat said at the comic con panel that it was an exclusive to comic con so…

    • booboo

      July 22nd, 2013 - 12:59pm

      Maybe they should have shown it to the license paying British public at the proms..
      That would have been far more appropriate

    • T4RD1S

      July 22nd, 2013 - 9:01pm

      Moffat has no empathy on us who watched it first before them, get a life Moffat!!!

    • Dalek: the Supreme

      July 23rd, 2013 - 4:14am

      Moffat runs the longest running (and best) science fiction series, and he needs a life? I don’t think so!

    • The Moffat Paradox

      July 23rd, 2013 - 3:14pm

      When it hits ALL bases ONE of the best science fiction series when it IS science fiction and isn’t Moffat spacey wacy timey whimy(you know I and others opinion on that here) but not quite the very best.”Space. The final frontier. These are the voyages” as a little clue as to what that is.

      To start to seriously claim that you would have to equal or exceed that other series/movies budget and be a true multi billion dollar worldwide franchise with at least as many fans as that other series/franchise has in the US alone. Which is why a proper return post Peter Cushing’s 2 movies to the big screen would have to be really got right.


    July 22nd, 2013 - 12:05pm

    hope new cybers are in it. i am starting to prefer them to the daleks


    July 22nd, 2013 - 12:04pm

    hold up. where r the new daleks? they need to stop living in the past and sort this wole thing out. they need to use the new daleks 100 percent. as they were made for the new era in 2010

    • booboo

      July 22nd, 2013 - 12:06pm

      this is the time though by the looks of it

    • Some bloke

      July 22nd, 2013 - 2:50pm

      yeah these are the daleks from the time war and anyway, the big white, red, yellow, blue and orange daleks are somewhat of an elite group, so they wont be there all the time, and anyway I don’t really like the big daleks, the just don’t feel right. They remind me of the daleks from the 2 cushing movies (which they are based on) and I didn’t like them either!

    • Scott

      July 22nd, 2013 - 3:18pm

      I assumed that they just weren’t as popular and that why they aren’t used as much

    • pug dalek

      July 22nd, 2013 - 4:13pm

      its the RTD 2005.2010 fans who r living in the past

    • Some bloke

      July 22nd, 2013 - 4:16pm

      no pug dalek, these daleks have been used because those images are set during the time war. It’s nothing to do with fans opinions or anyone living in the past, it’s just common sense.

    • pug dalek

      July 22nd, 2013 - 4:35pm


    • pug dalek

      July 22nd, 2013 - 4:44pm

      no the new daleks r good my opinion it’s just opinion

    • pug dalek

      July 22nd, 2013 - 4:49pm

      it,s just like fans who like Timelash. fans opinions r good

    • Anonymous

      July 22nd, 2013 - 4:52pm

      I reckon they should use the new ones but change the colours, so the dark red for them all apart from the supreme which is dark grey/silver. No ranks or anything, just like they used to be but a different design.

    • pug dalek

      July 22nd, 2013 - 4:55pm

      yes :mrgeen:

    • pug dalek

      July 22nd, 2013 - 4:56pm

      yes :mrgreen:

    • pug dalek

      July 22nd, 2013 - 4:58pm

      no not just red

    • Will

      July 22nd, 2013 - 5:50pm

      Nobody likes the new Daleks so they just tend to hang about in the background and the RTD Daleks are the main ones.

    • Dalek: the Supreme

      July 23rd, 2013 - 4:16am

      I like the new Daleks and some others on this website I’ve seen also like them. Never assume what everybody does or doesn’t like.

    • thedaleksdeath

      July 23rd, 2013 - 10:14am

      I love the 2010 Dalek’s but the RTD Dalek’s are only back in the picture is because it’s the Timewar and most people hate the 2010 Dalek’s (Eventhough I love them)

    • pug dalek

      July 23rd, 2013 - 10:46pm

      I love the new daleks to :mrgreen:


    July 22nd, 2013 - 11:14am

    Although I am annoyed the paradigm daleks aren’t in it! What is the point in making a new dalek if your not gonna develop it!!! it’s actually really annoyed me!

    • The Moffat Paradox

      July 22nd, 2013 - 11:44am

      Hear, here.

    • The Moffat Paradox

      July 22nd, 2013 - 11:45am

      Although this could be scenes from the Time War which would make sense.

    • Anonymous

      July 22nd, 2013 - 11:56am

      I love the new colured daleks there baddass


      July 22nd, 2013 - 1:58pm

      Still dalek asylum all the daleks that awoke were still bronze :/ I love the new ones

    • Some bloke

      July 22nd, 2013 - 4:47pm

      not all of them were bronze, some were daleks ranging throughout the 20th century series and besides, the new paradigm daleks are a sort of elite force, there won’t be loads of them and because they are an elite force makes them stronger than the rest and less likely to end up in the asylum


    July 22nd, 2013 - 11:10am

    I reckon in the last episode when we met John hurts that was in the time war as it looked a lot like those scenes in them pictures of the daleks! Apparently they are the main enemy in this. Personally I love the daleks!

  • Esterath

    July 22nd, 2013 - 10:32am

    The 50th sounds really awesome! Can’t wait to see it!

  • Scott the Raptor

    July 22nd, 2013 - 10:14am

    I’m actually quite upset. We Brits pay for the programme to be made, and Americans get to see trailers first!

    • DoctorArkham

      July 22nd, 2013 - 11:00am

      Where does it say that?


      July 22nd, 2013 - 12:04pm


    • pug dalek

      July 22nd, 2013 - 12:12pm

      i was up at 0.00 for a Image! 🙄

    • sheepinafez

      July 22nd, 2013 - 12:25pm

      i agree completely britain should have it first america gets evrything before us

    • DoctorArkham

      July 22nd, 2013 - 7:03pm

      Oh yeah, to make matters worse, Steven Moffat threatened fans that if the trailer gets leaked, he will prevent any Doctor Who Exclusives at Comic-Con from happening ever again.

    • booboo

      July 22nd, 2013 - 7:10pm

      Probably the most anticipated trailer in the history of Doctor Who and its shown to a select few whilst the rest of us go begging, quite bizarre


    July 22nd, 2013 - 10:11am

    Wow awesome pictures guys.

    Hey I wonder what Clara’s reaction will be when she meets the daleks…again also it’s gonna be cool to see JOHN HURTHIMSELF FIGHT THE DALEKS 🙂

  • Nelsonator

    July 22nd, 2013 - 10:07am

    I don’t know if the paradigm daleks are in this?

    • LEWIS

      July 22nd, 2013 - 10:12am

      THEY WONT BE :angry:

  • doc fan

    July 22nd, 2013 - 9:41am

    it was just bound to happen

  • Time’s Ending……

    July 22nd, 2013 - 9:39am

    Yes I agree with Doctor 909, having looked the photos of the daleks, it very much looks like they could well be on Gallifrey during the Time War, going a wee bit further, I wonder if they will be leading upto the on scene we have never ever seen on Doctor Who, namely the regeneration of the 8th doctor into the 8th & half 8th & half Doctor, perhaps the regeneration was only partially completed and so the 8.5 Doctor knew he had to – ” what I did, I did without choice, in the name of peace & sanity”. I suspect we’ll find out, certainly the wait is worth it……

  • Sam (UDWF1)

    July 22nd, 2013 - 9:29am

    I can’t help but notice the Gallifreyan symbols… surely it can’t be the Time War!

    Then again, there are speculations that the episode will see the Doctor and Clara tumbling through the Doctor’s timeline after the events of the Name of the Doctor

  • Anonymous

    July 22nd, 2013 - 8:56am

    I think Joanna page is going to play john hurts companion as 10 and 11 both have a companion so maybe that’s who she will play

    • matt9982

      July 22nd, 2013 - 8:57am

      Opps forgot my email, lol

    • Matt

      July 22nd, 2013 - 9:43am

      I do believe she’s playing the Queen, (whichever The Doctor marries or gets it on with?) Because she’s been seen on shooting photos wearing queen-like clothes 🙂

    • Some bloke

      July 22nd, 2013 - 4:48pm

      Elisabeth the first

  • Anonymous

    July 22nd, 2013 - 8:49am

    I have a feeling this will be a flashback

  • TheWhomobile

    July 22nd, 2013 - 8:45am

    Well this certainly looks interesting although I didn’t ever really want to see the TW. Anyone know when the trailer is going to be released?

    • MadManWithABox

      July 22nd, 2013 - 9:15am

      It’s been shown at comicon yesterday, though moffet begged the fans not to film it and put it online

    • TheWhomobile

      July 22nd, 2013 - 9:28am

      Oh so we can’t ever see it? That seems a little unfair 🙁

    • booboo

      July 22nd, 2013 - 9:30am

      we will see something but dont know how long and yes i think its unfair the people who pay for it are excluded for seeing it.

  • RYCBAR123

    July 22nd, 2013 - 8:34am

    First of all: Yay time war! Second: What if Tennant is somehow playing the Metacrisis Doctor? It’s Doctor Who, anything can happen! 😀

    • DoctorArkham

      July 22nd, 2013 - 7:06pm

      I don’t think he is because in the trailer desription, it says Tennant is comparing his screwdriver with Smith’s and the Metacrisis Doctor doesn’t have a screwdriver.

    • RYCBAR123

      July 22nd, 2013 - 9:07pm

      Ahh… He possibly could have made one though, he is still a genius, even if he isn’t an alien. That could be why he’s comparing it too… Just a theory 🙂

  • Cyberking281

    July 22nd, 2013 - 7:41am

    When i saw the title of this page “Daleks’ Return For The 50th Special First Official Images”‘ i got quite excited, but i just hope the Cybermen return too

  • Matt Smithy

    July 22nd, 2013 - 7:18am

    This looks like the time war! 😀

  • Doctor 909

    July 22nd, 2013 - 7:05am

    It looks like there will be some Gallifrey sences because there is a gold galifrayian ball (picture 1) and it looks like there is a chair or a gold door (back of picture 1). Love the Daleks this should be amazing


    July 22nd, 2013 - 7:02am

    IT’S THE LAST GREAT TIME WAR !!!!!!!!!!!

    Look at the 2nd picture closely, and you’ll notice just to the left of the Dalek, there’s the familiar round Gallifreyan text !!!!!!!.

    All these years we moan about never seeing the Time War, and now we get to see it 😀

  • Dalek: the Supreme

    July 22nd, 2013 - 4:23am

    Daleks? Oh, YES! Maybe we will see the Time War like many (Including myself) have speculated! I do hope we see some Paradigm Daleks too, but if these ones are from the Time War, I doubt it. I was honestly thrilled with their opinion in Asylum of the Daleks, and this feels like icing on the cake of epicness! 😀

  • Adam

    July 22nd, 2013 - 2:13am

    Ooooo now this should be good. Clara removed the doctor from there minds so they don’t know who he is from the episode asylum of the daleks.

    • daryl

      July 22nd, 2013 - 3:03pm

      I reckon when when the G.I stepped into his time line something happened that will always make the Daleks remember him!

  • Sebatron

    July 22nd, 2013 - 2:02am


  • poojoo

    July 22nd, 2013 - 12:56am

    finally. missed the daleks. Hope its not like Dalek Asylum that was quite bad but still interesting. Just want to see some exterminating!!!!

    • Anonymous

      July 22nd, 2013 - 2:10am

      Asylum had so mich promise, but yet again, moffet proves je can ruin even the most coolest plots

    • Will

      July 22nd, 2013 - 5:52pm

      Agreed and I hope they get some decent screen time this time.

  • Jeremy

    July 22nd, 2013 - 12:42am

    This will be since its his greatest enemies!!!!

  • James Mullan

    July 22nd, 2013 - 12:37am

    Daleks are back for the fifty anniversary, this is going to go down in television history. Looking forward to what John Hurt’s Doctor is all about and what he don’t to break the promise.

  • Will

    July 22nd, 2013 - 12:16am

    This looks excellent! So glad to see the Daleks back to celebrate their 50th too.

  • Jamie

    July 22nd, 2013 - 12:11am

    Daleks on Gallifrey! The Time War!

    • Robert

      August 3rd, 2013 - 11:53am

      Zygons on earth and a rumour about Yeti’s

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