Doktorling Sonja has been bringing me up to speed with the latest series of Doctor Who. Two things need to be said:
First, I will not be having with these reinvented Daleks. They do not look any more practical than the admittedly impractical earlier version, so this is just mucking around for the sake of change. Also if they are not the way I remember them from childhood then it is just WRONG.
Second, it is an interesting origin story the scriptwriters have introduced, what with missionaries in the future making their way from Earth to the Dalek planet Skaro and converting them to Christianity. Naturally the Dalek gospel is rather distorted. This does explain their transformation from a culture of gentle peace-loving philosophers to one of violence and hatred of the flesh, but it will be interesting to see how this can be reconciled with earlier accounts of Dalek origin.