The Parliament of the Daleks referred to the ruling body of the New Dalek Paradigm and the large spaceship that housed them. It consisted of an immense number of Daleks headed by their Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister of the Daleks ordered the abduction of the Eleventh Doctor and his companions Amy Pond and Rory Williams, summoning them to the Parliament of the Daleks and granting them a mission to lower the indestructible force field of the Dalek Asylum.
Once this had been achieved by Oswin Oswald (a human-turned-Dalek), the Parliament launched numerous missiles and successfully destroyed the entire planet. But just beforehand, Oswin erased all information about the Doctor from the pathweb (memory) of the New Dalek Paradigm. The members of the Parliament were therefore unable to recognise him when the Doctor teleported onto the vessel, and they repeatedly asked the First Question: "Doctor Who?". Moments before the Doctor escaped from their vessel in his TARDIS, he recognised this was a watershed moment in his history with his worst enemies, and he thanked Oswin for accomplishing this. (TV: Asylum of the Daleks) Later, however, during the Siege of Trenzalore, the Daleks would regain their memory of the Doctor having harvested it from the cadaver of Tasha Lem. (TV: The Time of the Doctor)
Behind the scenes Edit
- Russell T Davies had originally planned to have a Dalek Parliament in The End of Time that had entered into an alliance with the Time Lords at the end of the Last Great Time War. (Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale 2nd ed.)
- According to The Doctor: His Lives and Times, it was the Dalek Parliament that put the Master on trial prior to the events of the Doctor Who television movie.