This post obviously has potential spoilers so… Stop reading if you don’t like to be spoiled.
Surprising no one is the rumoured return of the Daleks, as they’ve literally been featured in every season/series of New Who. Whether this rumor is true or not sparks some discussion however. Is it high time that the Daleks took a break from exterminating for a season or two (or three)? I believe most people (including the show’s creators) are tired of the old pepper-pots at this stage. They’ve even featured heavily in the latest two episodes of the series (The Day/Time of the Doctor). I really hope this rumour falls flat because I don’t want more of the same, honestly.
The rumour comes from UK magazine the Star:
Peter Capaldi will fulfill a lifelong dream of fighting the Daleks in his first series as the new Doctor. BBC bosses originally wanted the 2014 series of the Time Lord’s adventures to be “exterminator-free’’. The Daleks featured in both last November’s 50th anniversary episode The Day of the Doctor and also the Christmas special The Time of the Doctor. So TV chiefs reckoned they should disappear for a while to allow the new Doc to tackle a new batch of monsters. But Capaldi, 55, who admits he is massive fan of the show, told producers it had been his childhood dream to fight the iconic pepperpot villains – and he has got his wish.
Surprising everyone is the word-of-mouth rumour that one-off Series 2 monster, the Clockwork Droids, may make a return in Series 8’s first episode which happens to be Victorian. Should they make a return? I’m not convinced myself, but I’m open to the idea. The Girl in the Fireplace happens to be one of my all-time favorites, and their appearance is synonymous with that beautiful heartbreak of a story. Not much evidence to prove this ones authenticity, BUT one supporting actor, Sean Ashburn’s online CV lists him as playing a ‘Restaurant Droid.’ Your thoughts?