The Daleks are an alien race in the tv series Doctor Who

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Spelling: Daleks or Darleks?

I know it is normally Daleks, but I have seen it writen Darleks too. I also noticed that the actors too, usually pronounce it "Darleks". So, are the two spellings interchangeable?
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Continuity and Skaro

Has it ever been explained (barring John Peel's book, The War of the Daleks which hasn't been widely accepted) how Skaro can exist when the 7th Doctor caused its destruction?
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Dalek Invasion of the Earth

In the Dalek Invasion of Earth, why would the Doctor suggest that his first adventure with them may have been "millions of years in the future"? When he first met the Daleks on Skaro they were limited ...
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What happened to the paradigm daleks?

What happened to the multi-colored Paradigm daleks? In terms of production and story. It's as if the BBC forgot about them.
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In what ways can Daleks be killed?

Daleks are incredibly powerful, but not invulnerable. My question is, based on what we know (audio and spin-off stories will work too), what does it take to kill or incapacitate one of these ...
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Why are Daleks terrifying?

I'm fairly new to Dr. Who, just having watched some of the newer episodes, and find Daleks rather, well, odd. The idea seems to be that they probably are cheesy villains by today's standards but weren'...
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Why did the Daleks use pigs to make pig-slaves?

In "Daleks in Manhattan" and "Evolution of the Daleks", Daleks from the Cult of Skaro use a genetic laboratory in 1930 Manhattan to turn residents of the slum of Hooverville into pig-slaves, which ...
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In The Dalek Invasion of Earth, why did the Daleks want to turn Earth into a giant spaceship?

I'm specifically referring to the First Doctor serial The Dalek Invasion of Earth, not any of their many subsequent attempts to invade Earth. BLACK DALEK: What remains to be done? NORMAL ...
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What was the original design of the Daleks?

Considered to be one of the greatest science fiction villains the Daleks are generally considered to be Dr Who's primary adversary. What was the original design of these mechanical monsters?
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Wasn’t this planet already back before The Magician's Apprentice?

In The Magician's Apprentice, it is said that Skaro was destroyed or time locked and brought back. So how can the Matt Smith Doctor be there on Skaro in Asylum of the Daleks? [Planet surface] ...
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Did the Doctor Who creators ever consider significantly redesigning the Daleks?

It struck me recently that the Daleks still look almost exactly the same as they did over fifty years ago, with the sole exception that today's Daleks come in a variety of colors. 1964: 2015: ...
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Is it true that the Daleks have to appear in every season of Doctor Who?

There is a very persistent rumor that the Daleks must appear at least once every season of revived Doctor Who due to an agreement with the estate of Terry Nation, the writer who created the Daleks. ...
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Is it now safe to get shot by a Dalek?

In episode 9.2, Using the knowledge above, what stops anyone who has access to such technology to use it as a shield, allowing them to get shot by Daleks with no ill effects?
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How can the Daleks hit moving targets at angles over 45 degrees?

Minor spoilers. In Victory of the Daleks, the Daleks hit three moving aircraft out of the sky at angles clearly exceeding 45 degrees, with no wasted shots. The accuracy isn't what I'm concerned about;...
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Why did Rose's touch revive the Dalek?

In the 2005 Dr Who episode "Dalek", the imprisoned Dalek is revived and mutated by DNA that is transferred from Rose when she touches it. Earlier dialog indicates that the Dalek had been touched at ...
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During the Time War why didn't the Daleks blow up at least one TARDIS while in the Time Vortex?

From the Cracks in time and space story arc it's known that if a TARDIS is blown up (possibly while in the Time Vortex) it rips creation itself apart. Also, from the Stolen Earth / Journey's End we ...
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Why wasn't Davros exiled by the Kaleds?

In Genesis of the Daleks, the Doctor is forced to try to alter the evolution of the Daleks. Davros is the chief scientist on Skaro. By the first century of the war with the Thals, some Kaleds were ...
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Where did the Daleks in “Into the Dalek” (#243) come from?

In episode #243 - "Into the Dalek", there is at least one large ship full of Daleks, and a rebel ship of humans that are fighting them. Are these Daleks new creations of the multicoloured Daleks from ...
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Do daleks have gender?

Having a robotic voice and being another species, the Daleks live in a robotic shell, and their names give away nothing. So I am curious: is there ever any mention of a Dalek having gender?
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How long would Dalek Sec have survived?

Dalek Sec is a human-Dalek hybrid that the Doctor faced in New York during the great depression. He was created because the Daleks felt they needed to evolve in order to survive. They practiced the ...
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Daleks And Their Gear

Why do Daleks from Doctor Who never upgrade or do something to their arsenal? At least add a weapon or something. See here, they are getting bigger and more colourful, but they don't add defences or ...
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Do Daleks Breathe?

In Doctor Who Season 1 Episode 13, when Daleks swarmed out to enter the Satellite 5, they had to pass a measurable distance through space to reach it. They do it sans air. Also in Season 1 Episode 6, ...
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What year was the Time Lock established?

Is there any evidence to indicate when - what year by our Earthly reckoning - the Time Lock was put in place around the Time War between the Daleks and Time Lords?
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How do the Daleks Build Anything, without themselves having hands?

I understand that Daleks can kill, but they don't have any hands. How do they build those huge ships they fly around in? The only logical conclusion I can come up with is they have a huge slave ...
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When was the Doctor first compared to the Daleks?

The Dalek's know* the doctor as the On Coming Storm, or the Predator etc. But at some point the Doctor started being compared to the Daleks for the wake of destruction he left behind him. I used to ...
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Do Daleks have their own language?

I've only ever watched the new Doctor Who (2005) and have been wondering: if the Daleks are from another planet then: Do they have their own language? Is it just the TARDIS translating their speech ...
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Why doesn't Oswin's voice sound like a Dalek?

In the Asylum of the Daleks (Dr. Who - Series 7), Oswin guides the Doctor and Rory through the Asylum planet maze through the voice speakers (megaphone). It is eventually revealed in the end that she ...
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Did the pure Daleks survive?

In 'Victory of the Daleks' we see the pure Daleks being created: However in 'Asylum of the Daleks' we see their parliament: They're very different. Did the 'pure' ones not survive? Did they ...
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Why do the Daleks have a parliament?

In Asylum of the Daleks, the daleks have assembled in a parliment, showing some form of governance other than totalitarian rule by the Dalek Emperor. Why do they have a 'Parliament'? Is this a ...
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Is there a reason the Daleks would use a toilet plunger as their arm?

Look at the arm of a Dalek. Tell me that is not a toilet plunger: Now I can understand, the show may have had a low budget when it started, which is why they took what they had. But is there an in-...
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Was R2D2 inspired by Daleks?

I know this is a potentially silly question but thinking about how both can fly in the newer versions of their respective franchises (and this animation from the official Doctor Who tumblr), I just ...
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When Were the Daleks Created?

I know Davros created the Daleks and that story was told in Genesis of the Daleks, but when were they created, in relation to Earth's time?
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How are the Daleks able to continually survive genocide?

In many episodes of Doctor Who, since the appearance of the 9th Doctor, the Daleks were defeated many times and mostly in the form of genocide. However, they are able to breed and survive. As far as I ...
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“Pure” versus “Hybrid” Daleks

I just watched the 11th Doctor's episode Victory of the Daleks, where the Daleks that survived the episode Stolen Earth managed to create a so-called pure Dalek. I knew that the Emperor of the Daleks ...