Itâs always the twist at the end of every series of Doctor Who.
Christopher Eccleston thought he defeated the last Dalek in the known universe before bumping into a whole army of them; David Tennant oversaw the first battle between them and the Cybermen from Daleks in the London Docklands and Matt Smith managed to dodge Daleks who had attempted to disguise themselves as a packet of fruit pastilles.
Now the Executive Producer of the show Steven Moffat has admitted that they have had too much screen-time and that it was time to âgive them a rest.â?
Speaking to the Radio Times, Moffat said his decision to rest them from the show for a while was because they had been defeated in the show âmore than 400 times.â?
He claimed âThey are the most famous of the Doctorâs adversaries and the most frequent, which means they are the most reliably defeatable enemies in the universe.â?
âSurely they see the Tardis approaching, say âOh. Itâs him againâ â and trudge away.â?
There has been certainly been some creative renewal in terms of characters in the last two series of the show. In the last fortnight alone weâve been introduced to The Gangers, and in the last two series weâve also been introduced to Prisoner Zero, Siluarians, Dream Lord, The Siren and of course The Silence.
But does removing the best known monster from the show remove the showâs appeal? Let us know.