“Doctor Who” is a show that does often like to introduce new ideas, and there are some of those that we saw near the end of season 7. However, this is also a show that does like to also stay true to its roots and to its history, and that often translates to mean doing almost whatever it can to introduce a familiar flurry of villains into the proceedings.
So is it really that big of a surprise that the Daily Star reports that there is a major desire for the show to feature at least some Daleks in the upcoming eighth season, and that comes courtesy of star Peter Capaldi himself? Calapdi grew up an enormous fan of the show, and it really comes as no surprise at all that he would want to see some of them included.
Of course, you do still have to also wonder the following: Isn’t it likely that the show was probably going to be including them anyway? You have to believe it, since Daleks were such a big part of the specials that we saw at the end of last year. While we hardly imagine they will be a part of every episode, “Doctor Who” would not be “Doctor Who” without them. That would be like taking away the Tardis, or forcing The Doctor to not have a signature costume in any way.
The new season is now currently deep in to production, and will likely premiere at some point in August or September, depending on when the producers and the people over at BBC One decide to make it so. Either way, the implication is clear that we have quite a long time to wait. Let’s hope that we are very much the patient type.
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