The Daleks: arch-enemy of the Doctor, scourge of the universe, and, now, simpering khaki-clad teasmades. In fact, it's tempting to view 'Victory of the Daleks' as a sly dig at the Daleks' transformation during the Russell T. Davies era from remorseless killing machines to bumbling slapstick alien fodder, with this Mark Gatiss-penned episode introducing the iconic alien menace as little more than over-sized kitchen appliances.
Indeed, the whole of 'Victory of the Daleks' felt like a flimsy (if much-needed) excuse to reboot the series' long-time villains rather than an attempt to provide any real narrative meat. Things started out promisingly enough though with a fairly irresistible WWII premise featuring the Daleks as Winston Churchill's secret weapon against the Nazis during the Blitz.
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