This week we got our first look at the trailer for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary episode, and while we got to see some of the villains, we wonder if we got to see the best villains in the montage.  It’s time to take the Doctor Who Villain fight to the next level, as we pit the Daleks against the Sontarans in a battle for the ages!


daleks2The Daleks are a fictional extraterrestrial race of mutants principally portrayed in the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who. The Daleks were conceived by science-fiction writer Terry Nation and first appeared in the 1963 Doctor Who serial The Daleks, in the shells designed by Raymond Cusick.

Within the programme narrative, Daleks are cyborgs created by the scientist Davros during the final years of a thousand-year war against the Thals. He genetically modified a race of extraterrestrials, known as the Kaleds from the planet Skaro, and integrated them within a tank-like, robotic, mechanical shell. His final modification was to remove their ability to feel pity, compassion or remorse. The Daleks soon came to view themselves as the supreme race in the universe and began a conquest of universal domination and extermination. Various storylines portray them as having had every emotion removed except hate, leaving them with a desire to purge the Universe of all non-Dalek life. Collectively they are the greatest enemies of the series’ protagonist, the Time Lord known as the Doctor. During a conflict with the Time Lords, the Daleks were almost completely killed off. This took place off-screen between the 1996 television movie and the 2005 revived series, and was a plot point in several episodes. They are popularly known for their catchphrase “Exterminate!” and are a well-recognised reference in British popular culture. They have appeared in 97 episodes as of April 2013.

saontarans2The Sontarans are a race of humanoids with a stocky build, greenish brown skin, and a distinctive dome-shaped head. In addition, they only have three fingers on each hand. Their special muscles are designed for load-bearing rather than leverage because of the significant amount of gravity on their home planet of Sontar. Ross Jenkins in “The Sontaran Stratagem” describes a Sontaran as resembling “a talking baked potato”. Sontarans come from a large, dense planet named Sontar in the “southern spiral arm of the galaxy” which has a very strong gravitational field, which explains their compact stocky form. They also are far stronger than humans and in the recent series are shorter than the average human male.

The Sontarans have an extremely militaristic culture; every aspect of their society is geared toward warfare, and every experience is viewed in terms of its martial relevance. In The Sontaran Experiment, the Fourth Doctor comments that “Sontarans never do anything without a military reason.” In fact, to die heroically in battle is their ultimate goal. Aside from a ritualistic chant in “The Sontaran Strategem”/”The Poison Sky”, they are never seen to engage in any activity that would be considered recreation, though a few offhand comments by Commander Skorr in “The Poison Sky” suggest they do consider hunting a sport (according to their creator Robert Holmes, Sontarans do have a highly developed artistic culture, but have put it on hold for the duration of the war, while the opening chapter of the novelisation of The Time Warrior, based on Holmes’ incomplete draft, refers to Linx listening to the Sontaran anthem while his spaceship is in flight).


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  1. Sydness
    October 22, 2013 at 11:46 am — Reply

    My vote went to the Daleks, as I believe they are superior killing machines. That said, as Sontarans believe to die heroically in battle is the ultimate goal, in a way will be winners as well.

  2. October 22, 2013 at 11:55 am — Reply

    Daleks because they get a bigger push from the writers. Sontarans are mid-card at best. Your Intercontinental Champions maybe. They aren’t taking down the Nature Boy.

  3. October 22, 2013 at 12:12 pm — Reply

    Obviously the Daleks will EXTERMINATE! the Sontarans.

  4. October 22, 2013 at 12:31 pm — Reply

    Well I would say Daleks. They share that same superpower that has caused Batman to win every fight, the favor of the writer.

    Also the Daleks are timeless killing machines so with or without the help they would probably win.

  5. Ray
    October 22, 2013 at 12:50 pm — Reply

    Hmm, who would Win… a Psychotic Mutated lifeform bent on dominating the universe or angry Potatoes who fight a lot…

    Daleks WTF

  6. Ingrid
    October 22, 2013 at 1:11 pm — Reply

    While they may look silly, Daleks have been around for a long time and have spread out across the galaxy causing mayhem and extermination all over the place. Their lack of other emotions makes them extremely single minded, and they won’t do anything reckless for the sake of honor. I suspect there are also a lot of them, considering how they get around. The Daleks would win!

  7. October 22, 2013 at 2:18 pm — Reply

    As much as I like the Sontatarans and would prefer they be the winners, ultimately I think the Daleks would have the upper hand. The Sontarans would try to play by their twisted definition of honor, but the Daleks would simply exterminate first and never ask questions.

    • Jared Agan
      October 22, 2013 at 3:33 pm — Reply

      haha nice Son-tatar-ans, good call.

      • October 22, 2013 at 5:04 pm — Reply

        I don’t know how that typo happened. At least it didn’t give me an auto-correct like “Do you mean Sonogram?” or something.

        • Jared Agan
          October 22, 2013 at 5:10 pm — Reply

          yeah but it was a nice typo, since ya know Sontarans do look like potatos in space suits

        • October 23, 2013 at 2:06 am — Reply

          Yep, my iPad wanted to autocorrect it to “So tartars”

  8. Jared Agan
    October 22, 2013 at 3:30 pm — Reply

    I have to go with the obvious choice. Daleks. I mean yes per main combat the Sontarans only have one real weakness, the air release vent on the back of their neck, but that is not going to keep them alive when facing an incinerating beam of light. I might give it to Sontarans if it was the older Daleks, but now that they can in fact go up stairs, the Daleks have it hands down.

    • Bill the Seeker
      October 26, 2013 at 6:00 pm — Reply

      Isn’t it a feeding vent?

  9. Kirby
    October 22, 2013 at 3:45 pm — Reply

    Daleks, this is kind of a curbstomp battle for the poor Sontarans.

  10. Mark
    October 22, 2013 at 3:47 pm — Reply

    Nice to see the SONTARANS got some pity votes :D

    • October 25, 2013 at 6:09 pm — Reply

      Too bad they are wrong.

  11. mauther
    October 22, 2013 at 3:56 pm — Reply

    As much as I love the Sontarans and their happy go lucky militarism, they just don’t have juice the mighty Salt Shakers of Death have. Point 1, there is the already mentioned writer’s love. Point 2, the fact that the TimeLords and the Daleks basically had their own private war and wouldn’t even let the Sontarans to play speaks to the disparity. It’s one thing to fight and lose, but it’s a whole nother things when they refuse to even let you in the ring.

    No one but the Time Lords even come close to the Daleks in the Whoverse. But in the also rans of the Whoverse the Sontarans hold their own. Against the big D’s, they are probably the only ones who could at least bloody the Daleks’s collective noses. Before being exterminated.

  12. ClubberLang6
    October 22, 2013 at 5:38 pm — Reply

    This would be an exciting battle. Sontarans are military geniuses, but the Daleks are killing machines. My vote is for the Daleks.

  13. October 23, 2013 at 4:55 am — Reply

    I like the Sontarans with there plans and stratagems, but the faceless hatred that drives the Daleks would pull them through in the end. Mind you it would be a loooong war between these races, seeing as the Sontarans would send wave after wave of their clones into the fray.

    Both races like to take their time planning their moves carefully, but once the battle commences I’m afraid the Sontarans are the first to give in to the urge to Die In Glorious Battle ™!

  14. Oldcomicfan
    October 23, 2013 at 6:24 am — Reply

    I voted for the Solarians only because I thing that large gun would be a lot more dangerous than the toilet plunger the Dalecks carry.

    • Jared Agan
      October 23, 2013 at 8:01 am — Reply

      the plunger isn’t their main weapon. the whisk is, which the whisk kills instantly, except for a couple exceptions. The plunger is mainly used to extract information from a person’s brain, while killing them of course.

    • October 25, 2013 at 6:10 pm — Reply

      I am sorry that you are wrong.

  15. Bill the Seeker
    October 26, 2013 at 5:59 pm — Reply


  16. Bill the Seeker
    October 26, 2013 at 6:04 pm — Reply

    *Ahem* having got that out of my system.. The Daleks seem to have much better technology than the Sontarans and while the Sontarians are formidable the Daleks each have their own personal force field now. Basically you have Space Marines vs highly advanced flying tanks with force fields and time travel.

  17. b003
    October 26, 2013 at 11:20 pm — Reply

    I think people will “wrongly” assume Sontarans will just stand there and shoot it out without a long term strategy. They can clone whole planets of ready troops, “The Sontaran Strategem”. Compromise the Dalek breathing filters and the invading army becomes Sontarans. I think they would outlast the Daleks.

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