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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.



  • Mad man with a blue boxs

    July 25th, 2013 - 8:14pm

    I really wont that trailer out I thick the day the trailer was showing it should have been on the bbc doctor who website…


    July 25th, 2013 - 6:31pm

    the Radio Times talks about the possibility of one of the Doctors from the classic series [4,5,6,7 or 8] making an appearance in the 50th Anniversary Special.

    • Itdalek

      July 28th, 2013 - 10:04am

      It believed to be the 8th as he had meant to be filmed something, I think it might be the regen from 8 to 9 with John hurt appearing in between the regen or like the 4ths regen when John hurt walks into Paul’s doctor and regens into the 9th eccolston (with eccston being footage from his series)

    • The Valeyard.

      July 29th, 2013 - 12:28pm

      if they include two classic doctors.
      The Eighth Doctor as he’s had little screen time.
      the Fourth Doctor as he’s the most iconic doctor.

  • the astroanout of death

    July 25th, 2013 - 12:09pm

    in an interview matt smith has let slip that in the 11th doctors final story he will be going back to trenzelor

    • Glyn Talbot

      July 25th, 2013 - 12:39pm

      After reading all the messages there no 8th Doctor being mentioned anywhere in the Time War because he was in the thick of it any way.


    July 25th, 2013 - 11:30am

    it’ll be worth the wait, when we finally see the trailer. i think its fair enough that the Who fans who pay a premium at the San Diego Comic con get an exclusive, or it would lower the value of the experience.

    • RYCBAR123

      July 25th, 2013 - 9:30pm

      Two things:

      1.) */If/ we see the trailer… (Though I /really/ hope we do!)
      2.) Some people can’t afford to make it over to America and SDCC and also, life gets in the way. Some people could probably afford it but had things planned for those dates, things happened at the last minute… Or school. School is a vital issue for younger Whovians, like myself.

      That’s all! 🙂

    • Anonymous

      July 27th, 2013 - 11:23am

      I agren

  • The Moffat Paradox

    July 24th, 2013 - 3:21pm

    If we are all dissatisfied by the preferential showing of trailers abroad then there is only one answer which is complain en masse to the BBC about it so that a formal response has to be given. Although actual series episodes being screened elsewhere before in the UK would be a far greater transgression.

    • lisa

      July 24th, 2013 - 4:14pm

      I did think of starting an online petition, but don’t know how to..we should voice our concerns though but what email address do we send them to?

    • MasterKasterborous

      July 25th, 2013 - 12:49am

      It’s a trailer…

      We’ll see it soon!

  • Doctor Stu

    July 24th, 2013 - 11:40am

    Keep coming back to this page trying to see if first official images changes to first official images + trailer. I must see it along with everyone else.

    • Matt Smithy

      July 24th, 2013 - 4:02pm

      I know how you feel :/

  • space1999

    July 24th, 2013 - 10:30am

    this is the time war it pretty much is you can see a time lord symboal in the background in one of the pictures and lets hope in the 50th the havent forgot who the dr was

  • Radburn

    July 24th, 2013 - 10:01am


  • Professor When

    July 24th, 2013 - 9:23am

    If you’re going to make this big deal about the new ‘Pure Daleks’, then please use that concept instead of using the tired old bronzies. I am SO SICK OF THESE THINGS. I loved the paradigm design, I really hope they get to show their new colours (geddit). 😀
    It felt like that just because a few butt-hurt fanboys complained, the new Dalek design was scrapped. I don’t see how this is any better than, I don’t know, bringing back David Tennant as the Doctor when Matt leaves. Fans would hate that, so why must they support the ‘Bronze Decision’? :/

  • cyberman2

    July 24th, 2013 - 9:07am

    im getting quite angry at bbc after reading about other countries getting doctor who stuff first even though the uk is where doctor who belongs. WHY BBC WHY!!!!!

    • cyberman2

      July 24th, 2013 - 9:10am

      they get all the trailers first, they get exclusives and all. ive read some comments about america getting the 50th anniversary trailer first and austalia getting an adventure in time and space trailer first. AND GUESS WHAT WE GET? NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      July 24th, 2013 - 9:45am

      Why are the bbc putting other contries first I mean we are the ones who actualy pay for the show

    • lisa

      July 24th, 2013 - 10:08am

      it makes me feel sad that other countries are prioritised first. I do feel a bit let down by the marketing of the 50th (apart from this site) as it seems that there is a certain attitude towards british fans that things are rushed and it all feels a bit last minute. I am also getting really stressed about pre orders as well, being able to order something and then having to wait a couple of years for stock (which is always due in but never arrives), I would rather we were told straight by these companies and the bbc.

  • The Big Blue Box

    July 24th, 2013 - 8:17am

    Why is everyone else getting trailers (America and France) and we only get a couple of images? I mean, they are amazing images but ‘Doctor Who’ is British after all!

    • Anonymous

      July 24th, 2013 - 9:48am

      Its because the bbc want to expand dr who. If they succsesfully sell the show over sea’s they will make lots of money

    • booboo

      July 24th, 2013 - 9:53am

      that’s, as long as they dont forget the people who have been paying for it for the last 50 years

    • Anonymous

      July 24th, 2013 - 9:56am

      True but the bbc don’t care about us

    • Calli Arcale

      July 24th, 2013 - 5:58pm

      If it helps at all, Americans as a whole are not getting the trailer either. Just the lucky few who went to Comic Con (which, by the way, is not restricted by nationality, just the ability to actually get a ticket in the hour or so after they go on sale) and who managed to squeeze their way in to the Doctor Who panel. Everybody else is just as SOL as you are. Faint consolation, I’m sure.

    • Matt Smithy

      July 24th, 2013 - 9:45pm

      yea, but it was IN America. Usually, when you decide where to show something, there will be more of that nationality there, so they clearly aimed for Americans. What’s that? No British Comic Con? Then just release it online an hour or so later!

  • spaceBUZZlite

    July 24th, 2013 - 2:15am

    The French got an adventure in space and time trailer
    The Americans got a trailer for the 50th
    And what does Britain get, the place where doctor who was made, the one that pays for who to be on, we get three pictures of daleks……..
    Don’t go to overboard BBC…..:(

  • Anonymous

    July 23rd, 2013 - 11:00pm

    Why does stevan moffat think its a good idea NOT to include classic doctors I mean come on its the 50th aniversary not the 8th aniversary. They have the cast of an adventure in space and time so why not use them and anyway old doctors should at least make cameos

    • booboo

      July 24th, 2013 - 4:37am

      we don’t know he hasn’t yet

    • Anonymous

      July 24th, 2013 - 5:48pm

      In the latest issue of Radio Times (27th July to 2 nd August) it says they have heard one of the classic doctors will be returning

    • Calli Arcale

      July 24th, 2013 - 6:00pm

      He hasn’t actually explicitly said, and anyway, the Moff Lies. I would say anything is on the table. The only ones who actually *have* expressed an opinion are some of the classic Doctors themselves. The two Bakers in particular have expressed the sentiment that they themselves would be very difficult to bring back as they look so different now.

  • Anonymous

    July 23rd, 2013 - 10:54pm

    Everyone stop complaining! A better trailer is probably on the way!!!

    • Anonymous

      July 23rd, 2013 - 10:57pm

      How do u know if it is betterit could be a short 30 second one

    • The Big Blue Box

      July 24th, 2013 - 8:18am

      Maybe… 🙁

  • Matt Smithy

    July 23rd, 2013 - 8:25pm

    give us the trailer BBC! We need to beg them enough!

    • Anonymous

      July 24th, 2013 - 9:51am

      The bbc will never listen to us all they care about is the opionion of people that just kiss there boots and say we love the product

  • David Jones

    July 23rd, 2013 - 5:08pm

    Finally the Daleks come back in a decent way. I got sick of them popping up in the thousands when they are all meant to be dead. Like the Time War never happened. The Asylum was the worst as were the hell did they all come from? Did they all escape through the window when the Time Lords attempted to in The End of Time?

    Most people agree it is the real 10th Doctor and Rose and not the meta crisis Doctor.

    I like the idea of Elizabeth 1st being John Hurts Doctors companion. I am interested to see if he becomes an actual regeneration between the 8th and 9th Doctor or like the Watcher and Valyard he is some form of projection. His clothes indicate he is an inbetween Doctor. Also seeing him regenerate into the 9th would be cool. With cgi this would not be hard to do even without Ecclestone.

    • JAMIE

      July 23rd, 2013 - 5:55pm

      The Daleks built a new empire when they escaped through the time corridor at the end of Victory of the Daleks. That’s where all the Daleks came from in Asylum of the Daleks.

    • Doctor Stu

      July 23rd, 2013 - 11:57pm

      But why kill the remaining bronze, Daleks if only to create an army of more bronze Daleks. LOVE DALEKS SO MUCH :mrgreen: but let’s just hope they actually fire their weapons this time and seem menacing, we want to see death, danger and destruction

    • Dalek: the Supreme

      July 24th, 2013 - 5:02am

      The actual Dalek mutants were impure, not the travel machines. The New Dalek Paradigm are higher ranking Daleks.


      July 24th, 2013 - 7:35am

      The Dalek Asylum existed long before the Time War, only during the classic series, it was completely unknown to us.

      Over the years, the Daleks no doubt sent ships containing their damaged and insane Daleks to the Dalek Asylum, and just left them there.

    • Doctor Stu

      July 24th, 2013 - 11:47am

      This is what we can tell from previous episodes if we are hardcore fans but Steven Moffat should have written in the script something like the Dalek priminister says “the paradigm travelled the universe, advancing the Dalek race in numbers and power” something like this would of at least helped keep fans up to date rather than letting them assume as to why all of these Daleks have appeared

  • the astronaut of death

    July 23rd, 2013 - 12:24pm

    I have found a description of the trailer on the internet…

    The trailer starts out on a haunting, dark note — Matt Smith is walking in the TARDIS, while in voiceover he says, “I’ve had many faces. Many lives. I don’t admit to all of them. There’s one life I’ve tried very hard to forget.” And we glimpse the Doctor talking to Clara about his greatest secret.

    And then — what looks like the Time War, between the Daleks and the Time Lords! Seriously. Daleks blowing up, flames everywhere, everything going to Hell. And in the middle of all the carnage, John Hurt as the non-Doctor, looking resolute. “Great men are forged in fire,” he says. And then something about being the man who lit the flames.

    And then, we get Tennant and Smith. Tennant, in his TARDIS, yells “Allons-y,” while Matt Smith, in his, yells “Geronimo!”

    Rose pops up and warns that “the moment is coming.” And John Hurt’s non-Doctor says that he is ready for what’s going to happen.

    And then: the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors comparing their sonic screwdrivers, as Tennant looks possibly a bit jealous of Smith’s screwdriver. And then a shot of both of them wearing clever glasses, while Smith wears his fez and they look delighted with their cool gear. And then a glimpse of Rose, looking excited.

    Oh, and the TARDIS being airlifted down to Trafalgar Square with the Doctor hanging down from it.
    Smith is in the TARDIS, when he says, “I remember this. I pretty much remember.” And we see twinkly lights traveling across the Earth.
    David Tennant and John Hurt are inside Matt Smith’s TARDIS. “Oh, you’ve redecorated. I don’t like it,” Tennant says, channeling Patrick Troughton in “The Three Doctors.”

    A title appears: “This fall, the Doctor will face his darkest day: Himself.”

    And we see Zygons, plural. Busting out of a glass case. And then some more shots of Daleks blowing up and being torn apart and generally being Da-wrecked.

    Inside the TARDIS, Tennant tells Smith, “For once, I would like to know where I’m going.” Smith responds: “No, you really wouldn’t.”

    And then, someone says, “I’m looking for the Doctor.” And the camera pans around to show Hurt, Tennant and Smith, with the two Doctors trying not to look at their unacknowledged predecessor. Tennant shrugs and says, “Well, you’ve certainly come to the right place.”

    • thedaleksdeath

      July 23rd, 2013 - 3:05pm

      Sounds great nice nod to troughton 😀

    • David Jones

      July 23rd, 2013 - 5:14pm

      I am really think Moffat made the right choice to do more of a Three Doctor Episode and concentrate of the interplay. The Five Doctors (cough 4) had its charms but trying to give everyone something to do did hurt the plot a lot to the point you could drive a bus through the holes.

    • Anonymous

      July 23rd, 2013 - 7:07pm

      There must be classic doctors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • The Supreme Dalek

      July 23rd, 2013 - 7:53pm

      This sounds brilliant! 😀

      Even though I never really liked Rose, it will be nice to see her return for the anniversary. Clara sounds as if she isn’t used much in it. And I hope the Zygons are the main villains !

    • RYCBAR123

      July 23rd, 2013 - 9:21pm

      Was I the only one that giggled at ‘Da-wrecked’?

    • Dalek: the Supreme

      July 24th, 2013 - 5:05am

      I wanna see it! It sounds like the King, Queen, Supreme Dalek, Lord President, Mr. President, and Czar of all trailers!

  • Anonymous

    July 23rd, 2013 - 10:31am

    Come on bbc its just a trailer what have u got to hide. Would it kill stevan moffat and the bbc to post it online.

    If the BBC don’t give us the trailer soon I’ll switch over to ITV at least they can keep a promis

    • eddy

      July 23rd, 2013 - 10:26pm

      doctor who will never go to ITV, it would be also that thye would refuse adverts in doctor who, doctor who being on BBC 50 years, its not going to change, trailer now tomorrow or never

  • the astronaut of death

    July 23rd, 2013 - 10:17am

    guys where not getting a trailer
    here is an article I found

    As many of you are already aware, Sunday saw the premiere of the 50th anniversary trailer at Doctor Who’s Comic-Con panel.

    Reportedly this trailer was going to appear online, but as yet has failed to materialise. Understandably many fans are disappointed and upset, wondering just what is going on.

    The bad news then, the BBC today told the RadioTimes: “This was an exclusive Comic Con trailer made especially for the Doctor Who 50th panel.”

    However, it’s not all bad news: “UK fans can look forward to exclusive content over the next few months,” they added.

    Granted this isn’t what the fans want to hear as the internet doesn’t like to wait for anything, especially when the trailer sounds so mouth-wateringly incredible.

    It would have been nice if the BBC had released for all at the same time, especially for this 50th anniversary year, but that’s just the way it is.

    Many will remember that this exact same situation occurred last year when the Series 7 clips were not released. A couple of weeks later a new trailer was released online. So perhaps we won’t have long to wait.

    • booboo

      July 23rd, 2013 - 10:24am

      UK fans exclusive content doesn’t work I’m afraid – 30 seconds and it will be copied worldwide.

    • the astronaut of death

      July 23rd, 2013 - 10:29am

      disappointing 🙁

    • Anonymous

      July 23rd, 2013 - 10:34am

      This is bad on the bbc on a mercindiseing stand point. If refuse to show the trailer they will lose a large percent of there audience

    • booboo

      July 23rd, 2013 - 10:39am

      they will show a trailer, and then all this will be forgotten by most, it has caused a lot of ill feeling though

    • the astronaut of death

      July 23rd, 2013 - 10:57am

      why dose this always happen

      the French got an adventure in time and space trailer first

      the Americans got a 50th anniversary trailer first

      and what do the British (the home of doctor who) get first ….NOTHING!!!!

    • doctor4131

      July 23rd, 2013 - 11:29am

      Well they have to release a trailer at some point

  • doc

    July 22nd, 2013 - 9:31pm

    well what a not surprise

  • Anonymous

    July 22nd, 2013 - 7:30pm

    I wonder if this is showing a flashback of the time war, if it is that would be so cool.

    • Some bloke

      July 22nd, 2013 - 7:35pm

      most likely


      July 22nd, 2013 - 8:15pm

      I don’t think it will be just a flashback

    • Some bloke

      July 22nd, 2013 - 8:44pm

      considering they wont show the time war in full, it will either be a flashback or a two minute scene with john hurt in. They will NEVER show the time war in full. The exact events will always be up for debate


      July 22nd, 2013 - 9:07pm

      We will just have to wait and see 🙂

    • Anonymous

      July 22nd, 2013 - 11:23pm

      It will be a ten second flash back with John hurt talking over it. Or some thing like that.

  • pug dalek

    July 22nd, 2013 - 6:07pm

    its like the five doctors

    • Some bloke

      July 22nd, 2013 - 6:08pm

      in what way?

    • pug dalek

      July 22nd, 2013 - 6:11pm

      its a tv film

    • Some bloke

      July 22nd, 2013 - 7:03pm

      oh, I see yes

    • Anonymous

      July 22nd, 2013 - 7:59pm

      But sadley no classic doctors x-(

  • Anonymous

    July 22nd, 2013 - 5:30pm

    Mabey there extending the trailer for the british fans so its like three minutes long

    • pug dalek

      July 22nd, 2013 - 5:56pm


    • TheWhomobile

      July 22nd, 2013 - 7:30pm

      Yeah but anything we get will be released online where anyone can see it so it’d hardly be for us Brits

    • Anonymous

      July 22nd, 2013 - 8:00pm

      Still as long as they give it to us

  • The Moffat Paradox

    July 22nd, 2013 - 5:20pm

    I thought the BBC was the British Broadcasting Corporation and not the American so all such trailers should get shown in this island first.

    • Anonymous

      July 22nd, 2013 - 5:26pm

      The BBC has no respect for the fans that pay for the show and without fan surport the show would still be off air. Because of this I have no respected for the BBC.

    • DoctorArkham

      July 22nd, 2013 - 7:07pm

      Its not the BBC it’s Moffat.

    • Scott

      July 22nd, 2013 - 7:33pm

      I’m not annoyed so much about that but more that he practically threatened people if they leaked the trailer and why do we miss out because of different circumstances meaning we don’t get to go to comic con

    • The Moffat Paradox

      July 22nd, 2013 - 7:40pm

      But surely it is the BBC if it doesn’t bring Moffat properly to heel where that’s concerned.


    July 22nd, 2013 - 4:57pm

    Apparently the daleks are one of the main villains in it?

  • George The Lovebird

    July 22nd, 2013 - 4:46pm

    So, IF … this is the Time War…. might we not get….


    • Some bloke

      July 22nd, 2013 - 4:51pm

      FINGERS CROSSED!! Although when we see the time war, it is most likely only going to be in a flash back form or two minute scene with john hurt in, so it’s unlikely that we’ll see davros. But we can hope! 😀


      July 22nd, 2013 - 5:23pm

      Well we might get to see Davros, since he was there only for the very first year of the Time War, plus we might see the Emperor Dalek from series 1 and the Cult of Skaro from series 2 and 3 again, but we will just have to wait and see.

    • pug dalek

      July 22nd, 2013 - 5:35pm

      davros davros davros all obay davros or die davros is the god of daleks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


      July 22nd, 2013 - 8:24pm

      Davros should return he has nt came since series 4 Bring Davros back Bring Davros back

    • Some bloke

      July 22nd, 2013 - 8:47pm

      i wonder what actually happened to him? He obviously didn’t kill him off in the end of journey’s end after one appearance in 21st century who, so I wonder how he escaped. Maybe he ’emergency temporal shift-ed’ out of the crucible or escape pod like in remembrance

    • The Moffat Paradox

      July 23rd, 2013 - 12:24am

      He’ll be back eventually. Just like the Master. Speaking of which what of other renegade Time Lords as well like the Ranni?

  • Andrew

    July 22nd, 2013 - 3:41pm

    Yes, just watched the making of video – looks amazing, hope the real thing is as good! 🙂

    • Andrew

      July 22nd, 2013 - 3:43pm

      Sorry – this post relates to the amazing fake trailer on Youtube, great visual FX shots.

  • Esterath

    July 22nd, 2013 - 2:25pm

    There’s a trailer description online and it sounds great!

    • daryl

      July 22nd, 2013 - 3:01pm

      Looks like the Time War! I think Hurt is the Doctors consous (dont know if thats spelt right?) and and he is recalling all the geatest regrets in the doctors life i.e the Time War.

      The Daleks will hopefully be in it al the way through!


    July 22nd, 2013 - 2:00pm

    I reckon it is time war as well 😀 looks great
    Are they gonna be in it through the whole of the film? I really hope this will be epic! I reckon we won’t see doctor who for a whole year after this because of the budget I reckon they have spent ALOT on this

  • TheDoctorGallifrey

    July 22nd, 2013 - 1:23pm

    I am 98% sure that this is the time war, look at all the destruction and orangey atmosphere, maybe we’ll see how 8th regenerated into 9th! I can’t wait! I’m not sure how Clara didn’t get ‘torn apart’ by the time winds when she saved the Doctor though.

    • Some bloke

      July 22nd, 2013 - 1:29pm

      we wont see 8 regenerate into 9, because john hurt is meant to be a form of doctor inbetween those two incarnations

    • Some bloke

      July 22nd, 2013 - 1:30pm

      and anyway, that means having christopher eccleston involved, which he’s not

    • David Jones

      July 23rd, 2013 - 5:16pm

      Why would he have to be involved? With cgi being the way it is as long as you could have access to past footage you could work something out.

      Look what they did for The Name of the Doctor.

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