The Daleks have been officially confirmed by the BBC to appear in the DOCTOR WHO 50th anniversary story — as if anyone would be surprised to see the demonic pepperpots in such a landmark episode — to battle the Doctor, as portrayed by Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt.
What I find worth noting about these pictures, however, is the Gallifreyan writing and circular architecture in the background, which suggests to me these Daleks are actually on the Time Lords’ home planet, meaning we could get a glimpse of the Great Time War at last! That would certainly be worthy of an anniversary story.
My personal wish for the story is that it will restore Gallifrey and pave the way for the return of the Time Lords, so that the Doctor is no longer the last of his kind. Also, having Gallifrey time-locked and the other Time Lords all recalled from throughout time and space makes continuity just so messy that it needs to go away. Now.
As for what executive producer Steven Moffat — who wrote the episode — has to say about the Daleks:
“The Doctor once said that you can judge a man by the quality of his enemies, so it’s fitting that for this very special episode, he should be facing the greatest enemies of all.”
However, instead, he gets the Daleks, whom he has beaten the most times — implying they are, in fact, his most hapless enemies, right?