Time manipulation Edit
Time travel Edit
The Seventh Doctor guessed that the Timewyrm, whom the Daleks called Golyan Ak Tana, the twister of paths, was responsible for the Daleks having so much trouble developing time travel. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Revelation)
- Because of the nature of time travel itself, the following list details the Daleks' innovation in order of least to most advanced, rather than historical order.
Time corridors Edit
Throughout part of their history, the Daleks, rather than having space-time vessels as such, used devices (TV: Day of the Daleks, COMIC: Doctor Who and the Dogs of Doom) or time corridors. (TV: Resurrection of the Daleks, Remembrance of the Daleks) In one instance, a controlled human taken over by the Renegade Dalek faction used a small time controller to direct a time corridor.
Both the Dalek Supreme, the head of the Renegade Dalek faction and Davros, the leader of the Imperial Dalek faction desired time travel of the kind already possessed by the Time Lords and sought the Hand of Omega, a Time Lord artefact which could enable this. (TV: Remembrance of the Daleks)
Time ships Edit
The Daleks developed the Dalek time machine, a machine functionally similar to the TARDIS (except that, having no chameleon circuit, it could not change shape). (TV: The Chase, The Daleks' Master Plan) Eventually, it seems the Daleks did develop the time vessels which they sought. (TV: The Evil of the Daleks, AUDIO: The Time of the Daleks)
By the time of the Last Great Time War, the Daleks had temporal technology at least comparable to their enemy, the Time Lords, themselves. The casing of the Cult of Skaro (if not ordinary Daleks) contained the ability to effect an emergency temporal shift, making their shells in effect a small time machine. (TV: Doomsday)
Time devices Edit
The Daleks used a time vortex magnetron which would cause the human guerrillas who had travelled to the 20th century to be drawn to the Daleks' base the next time they used their time machine. By mistake, Jo Grant was drawn in instead. (TV: Day of the Daleks)
Time artefacts Edit
The Daleks possessed time artefacts on many occasions, including the Eye of Time (GAME: City of the Daleks), the Eye of Harmony. (AUDIO: The Time of the Daleks) and a piece of the Eternity Clock (GAME: The Eternity Clock). The New Dalek Paradigm created Time Axis device for time travel. (GAME: Return to Earth)
Falling through time Edit
Occasionally, a Dalek has been shown to fall through time after a defeat. The Metaltron and Dalek Emperor did so after the destruction of the Daleks at the end of the Last Great Time War, landing in different places in time near or on Earth. (TV: Dalek, The Long Game, The Parting of the Ways) The Ironsides Daleks and a Dalek saucer similarly fell through time after they survived an encounter with the Doctor. (TV: Victory of the Daleks)