As part of the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, there are going to be eleven short novels from famous authors covering (as you might have guessed) all eleven Doctors.
The seventh book features the Seventh Doctor, along with Ace and the Daleks!
When the TARDIS lands on Skaro, the Seventh Doctor and Ace are shocked to discover the planet has become the universal centre of learning, populated by a race of peace-loving Daleks. Ever suspicious of his archenemies’ motives, the Doctor learns of a threat that could literally tear the universe apart…
As is quite fitting the Daleks will be in the 50th Anniversary Special of Doctor Who, with the 10th and 11th Doctors, alongside the mysterious John Hurt Doctor.
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.”
I am pleased to see that they have abandoned the plastic Disco Daleks and have returned to the classic style, well updated classic style.
The designer of the Daleks was Davros.
This is another of 1990s Harlequin Miniatures’ licensed range of 28mm metal miniatures (these are now available from Black Tree Designs).
Davros first appeared on our TV screens in Genesis of the Daleks and I remember that dark and quite philosophical episode well.
This is the adventure that goes right back to the roots of the Daleks, from their humble beginnings to the point where they become the Doctor’s most fearsome foes. Across the six episodes, we find that the Doctor has been sent to the planet Skaro, where he discovers the evil genius Davros, who is about to fully unleash his deadliest creations into the universe. Accompanied by Harry and Sarry, The Doctor also finds himself stuck in the middle of an ongoing war between the Thals and The Kaleds, in a story packed with danger and adventure.
Back in the 1990s Harlequin Miniatures produced a licensed range of 28mm metal miniatures (these are now available from Black Tree Designs) and I bough back then a fair few blisters, including a selection of Daleks.
One of the things about 28mm Daleks is how small they appear next to 28mm miniatures. This is because they are quite small in “real life”.