We thought we wouldn’t get any previously occurred aliens on Doctor Who when Chibnall took over as show runner, but after a season of brand new beings, the Daleks made a gritty return in the New Years special, ‘Resolutions’. The Reconnaissance Dalek was agile, brilliant (in the sense that is was highly intelligent) and creepy as hell. It also combined elements of Marvel’s ‘Venom’, ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ and ‘MacGyver’.
How do you defeat bad Daleks? With worse Daleks, because they’re not so bad.
Daleks can regenerate, teleport and snatch bodies now. We discuss the 2019 New Year’s Special and take a look back at The Thirteenth Doctor’s first season of Doctor Who.