Yup, that's definitely a Dalek. Thanks for that, BBC. It's cold comfort really after the events of today and it may well be deflection tactics on the part of the BBC to try and turn the conversation away from the 50th Anniversary "brief" trailer being screened anywhere apart from San Diego Comic-Con but they've issued a press release and a few photos confirming the Daleks will be back in the Special. Pics above (right click and open in new tab/window for larger versions)...and press release reads:
MATT SMITH, DAVID TENNANT AND JOHN HURT TO FACE OFF AGAINST DALEKS IN 50thANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
The Doctors, Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt will battle the deadly Daleks, the BBC announces today, in the show’s 50th anniversary special.
Returning to BBC One on 23 November the highly anticipated adventure will star: Matt Smith; Jenna Coleman; David Tennant; Billie Piper; John Hurt and Joanna Page. In a surprise twist in the recent series finale it was revealed John Hurt would be playing a Doctor, alongside Smith and Tennant.
The Daleks are the second monster to be announced for the 50th and will join the shape shifting Zygons, which have only appeared in the show once before in 1975. The Daleks were one of the first monsters to terrify audiences in 1963, 50 years ago, cementing their place in British popular culture.
Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, said:
“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.”