Friday, June 10, 2011

Sick Of The Daleks??

Fans of Doctor Who have admitted that they are bored with the Daleks and backed showrunner Steven Moffat's decision to give them a rest during 2011.

Of the thousands who voted in an exclusive poll for Digital Spy, a massive 41.1% said that there should be at least a couple of years before the Daleks return. A further 33.7% supported the call to give the villains a year off to put their plungers up. Just 25.2% said that they weren't bored with the evil pepperpots one bit.

Some readers argued that back in the days of the late, great Roy Skelton - who voiced the Daleks from 1967 to 1988 - the exterminating aliens didn't seem to be as ever-present as they are now.

Ben Dawson said: "In the classic series there was no way the Daleks would pop up every series. Let's give them this series and next series off... maybe return for the 50th Anniversary, have a build up to it."

Adam Thomas agreed: "I'm bored of them now, but give it a couple of years and I'm sure I will be glad to see them again."

It wasn't all one-way traffic though. Paul Sutherland countered: "Hmmm... let's be honest. The people who voted yes are idiots. Need more Daleks." Mark Cameron said: "If Moffat is getting rid of them, he's just lost a viewer."

So, there definitely won't be any Daleks in the second half of series six. But with a seventh series confirmed, will Moffat be brave enough to give a trip to Skaro a miss when doing his Christmas shopping? We'll have to wait and see.

Source: Digital Spy