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You Can Not Keep A Good Dalek Down

Posted by: Dr. Geek

Remember back when the new improved and supposedly pure Daleks appeared for the first time in Victory of the Daleks? In that story it looked like the last of the 2005 era Daleks had been destroyed, and we were stuck with the rather boxy I-Daleks.

Well fear not, according to this story, it looks like the 2005 Daleks will be coming back. From other articles I have read, it is not that the new Daleks are going away just that they represent more the officer corps of the Dalek army.

It is always a dangerous thing when the powers that be respond to fan reaction, after all sometimes change is a good thing even if the fan base is not with you yet, but in this case I think it is a good thing that the other Daleks are coming back. In my opinion the new ones were just too odd.

What does everyone else think?

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Dr. Geek holds two doctorate degrees and is an archaeologist and an attorney who has done extensive research on myths and their impact on modern archaeology and modern storytelling. He appreciates the history and mythology woven together in the Doctor Who shows.

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  1. Erik  October 22, 2010

    We could be seeing some interesting Dalek developments ala Rememberance of the Daleks, with the “Pure” Daleks trying to wipe out the impure versions.

    I find myself in the minority liking the new designs, mostly because they hearken back to the Cushing movie versions which I wlways liked. Still, would have made their butts a little smaller. :-) Although I do know why they are built that way.

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  2. Dr. Geek  October 22, 2010

    Agreed, I can appreciate the Cushing color scheme, but in comparason to the “British Daleks” the new ones just did not come across as scary.

    I agree with you, I think we are finally going to move away from “The last Dalek” type story and back to some type of Dalek Empire.

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