The TARDIS lands in a petrified forest on an alien planet. Determined to explore, the Doctor leads his companions into the metal city, where they discover the danger of what will become his deadliest enemies, the mutant Daleks. (Originally broadcast in seven parts.) Written by
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This serial introduces the Daleks, the series' most iconic and popular monsters, for the first time and established Doctor Who
as a resounding popular hit, with ratings rising to 10.4 million by the end of the serial. As a result of its success, the production team quickly arranged a return for the Daleks to be broadcast in the next season, which became Doctor Who: World's End
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But I assure you, I am determined to study that place.
You can do what you like, as long as you don't endanger the rest of us.
Very well, then, I shall look at it myself, alone.
You're the only one who can operate the ship. I'm afraid I can't let you do that, Doctor.
[hands the Doctor his glasses