Doctor Who Daleks get a redesign – and fans are overjoyed

Dalek design
(Image credit: BBC America)

Whovians will be eagerly awaiting this Christmas' brand-new Doctor Who special and, this year, the iconic Dalek will be firmly centre-stage. The Revolution of the Daleks will have a plot line that sees the Daleks take on the universe, and the (terrifying) robot-like creatures will also be subject to a drastic makeover.

The new Dalek design (see it above) is quite a departure from anything that's come before, but ardent fans needn't panic. Knowing how protective Whovians can be over the Dalek design, show insiders have emphasised that the upcoming redesign will not be a replacement Dalek, but an addition to the existing cohort – albeit one that will be heavily featured in the Christmas special. Let's hope they took note of our character design tips before embarking on the project. 

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Georgia Coggan

Georgia is lucky enough to be Creative Bloq's Editor. She has been working for Creative Bloq since 2018, starting out as a freelancer writing about all things branding, design, art, tech and creativity – as well as sniffing out genuinely good deals on creative technology. Since becoming Editor, she has been managing the site on a day-to-day basis, helping to shape the diverse content streams CB is known for and leading the team in their own creativity.