It appears that Doctor Who showrunner Stephen Moffat is answering the call of fans of the show who’ve complained that the Daleks show up to much.
He’s decided to send them to early retirement – for a while at least.
According to the BBC:
Moffat, who is also the BBC television show’s executive producer, said: “They aren’t going to make an appearance for a while. We thought it was about time to give them a rest.”
Moffat said they had been defeated by the Doctor “about 400 times”.
Created by Terry Nation, the Daleks are the Doctor’s hugely popular enemies who have made regular appearances in the long-running science fiction show since first appearing in 1963.
Moffat said: “There’s a problem with the Daleks. They are the most famous of the Doctor’s adversaries and the most frequent, which means they are the most reliably defeatable enemies in the universe.”
I think this is pretty good news. I’m a big fan of the Daleks and even I’m sick of seeing them.