'All inferior creatures are to be considered the enemy of the Daleks, and to be destroyed! ~ Dalek
| Name: Daleks
Place of Origin: Skaro
Daleks are cyborgs created by the scientist 'Davros'. He created a race of aliens called Kaleds and intergrated them with a tank like, robotic shell. His final modification was to remove their ability to pity and feel sympathy. The Daleks were soon one of the supreme races in the universe and began a quest of world domination and extermination. In some storylines the Daleks had every emotion removed apart from hate, leaving them to destroy every other life form. During a war with the Time Lords they were almost completely killed off. This war took place between the television movie in 1996 and the re-boot in 2005 and was decipted in the 50th anniversary special 'The Day Of The Doctor'. Their defeat was a plot point in several episodes. The Daleks are most popular for their catchphrase: 'Exterminate!'. The Daleks say such a thing before they shoot or destroy something. As of December 2013 The Daleks have appeared in 99 episodes. Daleks were created by writer Terry Nation and BBC designer Raymond Cusick. They were introduced in December 1963 in the second Doctor Who serial. From their first appearance they were very popular with viewers, which meant that they were in a lot of later serials and two other 1960s motion pictures. The word 'Dalek' has been put into the 'Oxford English Dictionary' and other major dictionaries; the 'Collins Dictionary' defines it broadly as 'any set of fictional robot-like creations that are agressive, mobile and produce rasping staccato speech'. Although there is no meaning to their name 'Dalek' sounds like the Norweigan word 'Darlig' which means bad or evil. It is also a trademark, having first been registered by the BBC in 1964 to protect its range of 'Dalek' merchandise. The 'Daleks' were on a postage stamp celebrating British Popular Culture in 1999, photographed by Lord Snowdon.