The Daleks are back!
Outpost Gallifrey — along with a bunch of other media and blogs — are reporting that the BBC has come to an agreement with the estate of Terry Nation, the creator of the dreaded Daleks:
Mal Young, BBC Controller of Continuing Drama Series and Tim Hancock, agent for the Terry Nation Estate announced today (Wednesday, August 4) that the Daleks will return in the new series of Doctor Who which is currently in production for transmission on BBC One in 2005.
Hancock says: “I am absolutely delighted that the Terry Nation Estate and the BBC have been able to reach agreement on terms for the use of the Daleks in the new Doctor Who series. We look forward to working closely with the production team in the forthcoming months.”
Young added: “As well as coming face-to-face with a number of new and exciting monsters, its good news that the Doctor will also do battle with his arch enemy, the Daleks in a series which promises to surprise and entertain a new generation.”
Just as an aside, there have been plenty of photos of filming on the new series, and it seems that the new Doctor’s costume is disappointing — just a leather jacket. He looks like any bloke. I didn’t expect some eye-popping nonsense like he used to wear, but at least an attempt at keeping history in mind would have been nice.