The Spider Daleks were slightly larger than the Dalek drone, with eight legs. They were more manoeuvreable than standard Daleks, but more vulnerable at their joints. The Thals believed that this design had been abandoned for centuries. Giant-sized versions, known as Striders, were ten times larger than the standard Spider Dalek. (PROSE: War of the Daleks)

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A faction of Daleks from a parallel universe resembled Spider Daleks, and were viewed as abominations by the Daleks of the "main" universe. (COMIC: Fire and Brimstone)

During the Last Great Time War, some of the Skaro Degradations had a spider-like design. These Degradations were also called Spider Daleks. (PROSE: Engines of War)

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The Spider Dalek design intended for an early draft of the 1996 TV movie. (NOTVALID: Spider Dalek)

The Spider Dalek was a new version of Dalek which might have appeared in a proposed revival of Doctor Who developed during the mid-1990s. (A backdoor pilot for the proposed revival appeared as Doctor Who).

The redesign was intended to take full advantage of the then-new technology of CGI, but bore little resemblance to their predecessors. Concept art depicted these creatures as having six-legged, adaptive casings, from which their mutant controller could emerge, wielding claws and lethal weaponry. As these were being designed, a CGI test of the new version of Dalek was leaked to the internet.

Spider Dalek is one of Dalek enemies used in the Doctor Who: Legacy mobile game.

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