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8/10/2004 12:51:00 am - Reported by Shaun Lyon


August 10, 2004  •  Posted By Shaun Lyon
Lots of reports coming in from the various press outlets building on rumors that the Daleks, now confirmed as being in the series in the first season, will be given legs in the new series. "Show bosses are looking at the exterminators being able to climb stairs, fly and hover," says The Sun (obviously not being aware that the Daleks hovering was established in the original series, in "Remembrance of the Daleks"). "Their legs may be like those of Star Wars robot R2D2. Or the BBC could use our ideas -and have the Doctor's enemy with Penny Lancaster pins or Hobbit-like tootsies from The Lord of the Rings." Tim Hancock of the estate of Terry Nation is quoted as saying, "We all accept that the Daleks were designed in the early Sixties and need to be updated. They have got to be able to move, be mobile, but they have also got to retain the initial look of the original Daleks about them." The Daily Telegraph notes about the various Dalek stories, "Whoever's in charge of the PR for the new Dr Who series has been doing a knockout job" and notes about the various press leaks involving the negotiations around bringing the nasty metal monsters back. Various other news journals including the Register (with a second article here), Ananova and local media. (Thanks to Steve Tribe, Mark Healey, Paul Engelberg)