Sci-fi fans have chosen the metal-clad mutant race of Daleks as their favourite monsters in the galaxy.

Daleks, which were first spotted in ”Doctor Who” in 1963, beat creatures from Star Trek, Lord Of The Rings and the Alien and Predator films.

The poll by magazine SFX revealed that the green-faced and horned character Lorne from Buffy TV spin-off series Angel bagged the second place and creatures seen in Ridley Scott”s 1979 film ”Alien” were third.

Gollum from ”Lord Of The Rings” ranked fifth, while the hideous shape-changing nasty from ”The Thing” came in at eighth spot, reports The Telegraph.

Another Doctor Who foe, the Cybermen, was placed 13th.

The top 20 monsters were listed as:

1. The Daleks – Doctor Who

2. Lorne – Angel

3. Aliens – Alien franchise

4. Death – Discworld

5. Gollum – Lord Of The Rings

6. The Shadows – Babylon 5

7. Gizmo – Gremlins

8. The Thing – The Thing

9. Aslan – The Chronicles Of Narnia

10. Predators – Predator franchise

11. The Borg – Star Trek

12. Pilot – Farscape

13. The Cybermen – Doctor Who

14. Godzilla – Godzilla

15. Ludo – Labyrinth

16. Pinhead – Hellraiser

17. Nibbler – Futurama

18. The Great Dragon – Merlin

19. Frankenstein”s Monster – Frankenstein

20. Slimer – Ghostbusters

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