"Dalek" (written by Robert Shearman) is the sixth episode of the first series of Doctor Who. This episode marked the first appearance of the Daleks in the 21st century revival of Doctor Who. The episode was nominated for the 2006 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form.
The episode is set in Utah in the year 2012, in the underground bunker owned by Henry van Statten, a rich collector of alien artifacts. The Doctor encounters his one living exhibit: a creature called "the Metaltron", which the Doctor is horrified to discover is a surviving Dalek. When the Dalek escapes, the Doctor races against time to stop it from getting to the surface and wreaking havoc on humanity.