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Dalek Flying saucer
Type: Spacecraft
Created by: Daleks

The Dalek Flying Saucer was one of the most commonly used type of Dalek ships. The fleet of the Dalek Empire during the Time War was composed of about ten million ships. One served as flagship for the Dalek Emperor.


The Daleks also used saucers when invading planets, such as during the 22nd century Dalek invasion of Earth. (DW: The Dalek Invasion of Earth)

During the Last Great Time War each sphere contained about two thousand Daleks each and were small and bronze-coloured, the same colour as the drone Daleks of that time. The flagship was the same colour but many times larger and contained both standard Daleks and the Emperor's Personal Guards. It could also fire projectile weaponry.

On Gallifrey during the Last Great Time War dozens of crashed Dalek Saucers were seen near the badly damaged Capitol of the Time Lords. (DW: The End of Time)

At the end of the Last Great Time War, the Doctor caused all of the fleet to burn away except one, the Emperor's flagship, which fell through time to the 200th century, where the Dalek Emperor rebuilt 200 ships of his fleet and created half a million new Daleks to rule. (DW: Bad Wolf / The Parting of the Ways)

The New Dalek Empire used saucers with a modified appearance in their 2009 invasion of Earth. Though the Daleks themselves could fly and had personal weaponry, smaller versions of the saucers served as fighter craft. (DW: The Stolen Earth)

Behind the Scenes

  • Dalek flying saucers first appeared in The Dalek Invasion of Earth. DVD releases of the story featured a new and more convincing CGI special effects version of the saucer as an alternative to the original. On the same DVD they also appeared in the entire story's title sequence at the beginning of part one.
  • Dalek saucers featured prominently in the action of The Dalek Chronicles comics and other print-based Dalek stories.
  • The non-canonical theatrical film Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 AD (based on The Dalek Invasion of Earth) featured a Dalek command craft, the front section of which resembled a saucer. A drawing of this "saucer" appeared on the cover of the Doctor Who and the Dalek Invasion of Earth novelisation even though the novelisation drew from the television version.

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