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Rejuvenate (2012)

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  • Publication: The Sun
  • Date: 2012-04-10
  • Author: Colin Robertson
  • Page: 13
  • Language: English

Sun's old Dalek may have to fight Doctor Who once more

A DALEK pensioned off years ago to The Sun newsroom was last night poised to battle Doctor Who again — after an SOS from the BBC.

Producers of the hit sci-fi show issued a worldwide appeal to borrow back the flogged-off aliens because they do not have enough for a forthcoming series.

Recent episodes have seen armies of the Doctor's arch enemies created using special effects - but this time around up to 30 "real" Daleks are needed for an epic battle to exterminate latest Time Lord Matt Smith. Executive producer Caroline Skinner confirmed yesterday: "We're collecting every Dalek known to man. It's going to be great."

Among the retirees already recruited is one called Russell T Dalek - whose proud owner is the show's former supremo Russell T Davies.

Last night The Sun's was on standby to join them - after spending the past six years harmlessly confronting visitors to our Wapping HQ.

Our gold coloured Dalek last came face to face with the Doctor when he was played by Jon Pertwee.

That was way back in a 1972 adventure called Day Of The Daleks. We acquired him in 2004 amid fears the famous aliens would not be appearing when the BBC decided to resurrect Doctor Who after a nine-year gap. That was because of a row with the family of Dalek creator Terry Nation.

Our space monster showed his mettle by fronting The Sun's successful "Bring Back The Daleks" crusade - attacking BBC Television Centre and swooping on the film set in Cardiff.

Last night the latest Doctor Who supremo Steven Moffat said: "We'd like to assure The Sun we take very good care of all our Daleks and see no harm comes to them during production."

He added: "Except for the ones the Doctor blows up, of course."

The Sun Says - Page Eight

Have you got a retired Dalek you'd like to see in Dr Who? Email:

Caption: Golden age ... Sun's Dalek battles Doctor played by Jon Pertwee

My View

By The Sun Dalek

EXTERMINATE! Exterminate! Kill the Doctor! I obey! Attack and destroy! You cannot escape! Daleks are supreme! All hail the Daleks! Exterminate! No power in the universe can stop the Daleks! You will be exterminated! Align and advance! Fire!

Oops ... vision impaired. Cannot even get up stairs! Emergency temporal shift!!!

Foes for 49 years

1963 - debut on planet Skaro. 1964 - Dalek invasion of Earth. 1965 - Daleks acquire Time Destructor device. 1966 human colony targeted. 1972 - The Sun Dalek appears. 1975 -Dalek creator Davros, right, battles the Doctor. 1984 -- new strain of white machines appears. 2004 - Sun campaign to bring Daleks back. 2006 - Daleks battle Cybermen from another dimension. 2010 - The 11th Doctor (Matt Smith) comes across his arch-enemies plotting to destroy Earth in Victory Of The Daleks.

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