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The BBC Basically Confirms the Daleks Are Back in Resolution

It must be the worst kept secret since the appointment of a female Doctor (remember all those “it’s Jodie Whittaker!” rumours?), and now, the BBC has nearly-but-not-quite confirmed the return of the Daleks to Doctor Who.

Resolution airs on New Year’s Day, after slipping from the coveted Christmas Day spot – and it seems that the production team are keen to throw the big guns at the only episode to air in 2019. Those big guns are actually pretty small, and belong to the “most dangerous creature in the universe”.

The new trailer for the story doesn’t feature new footage, but does feature a familiar battle cry…

The Daleks have been a key ingredient in Doctor Who for over 50 years now; they debuted in 1963/64’s The Daleks and have subsequently come up against every incarnation of the Doctor (apart from the Eighth Doctor, if we don’t count audio adventures… but we do count them, so everyone else can be quiet). This is the first time they’ll face off against the Thirteenth Doctor, and indeed, the first time showrunner, Chris Chibnall has written them.

We’ve not had a proper full-scale Dalek tale since 2015’s The Magician’s Apprentice/ The Witch’s Familiar (though they were briefly in The Pilot and Twice Upon A Time), so we’re very happy the psychotic pepperpots are back…

But what do you think? Will the promise of Daleks help you over your New Year’s hangover? Or do you think a lengthier rest will do them (and you) more good?

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

The BBC Basically Confirms the Daleks Are Back in Resolution

by Philip Bates time to read: 1 min
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