Doctor Who

Doctor Who fans react to the return of the Daleks in Who New Year’s Day special, ‘Resolution’

By Christel Dee on Tuesday 1 January 2019

SPOILER WARNING! This article contains information about the plot of Resolution! If you haven’t seen it yet, go and watch it and then come back here. To find out where to catch up on Doctor Who in your territory, visit the Watch section.

Doctor Who kicked off 2019 with a bang, thanks to the New Year’s Day special, Resolution. We saw an old and deadly enemy of the Doctor’s return with a vengeance – a Dalek!

But this Dalek’s design was unlike anything we’d seen on-screen before...

Having been buried on Earth for centuries and then resurrected thanks to two unsuspecting archaeologists and some UV light, the squid-like mutant creature was missing its all-important armour casing. So, it took over the body of archaeologist Lin and made its own casing, cobbled together from old bits of Dalek and versatile Sheffield steel. It then proceeded to cause havoc before coming face to face with the Doctor and Team TARDIS.

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Here’s how some fans on Twitter reacted the Dalek’s new-look:

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