Well well, who could have imagined the massive divide that the new look Daleks have caused this year. From their first outing in Victory of the Daleks, to their return in The Pandorica Opens, opinion has taken on a somewhat Marmite effect. People are either loving them or hating them, but it's been a long time since we remember something splitting fandom so mercilessly down the middle.
The new look models, with their bulkier mid section and their bright 'all the colours of the skittle rainbow' colour schemes have been mocked, ridiculed, loved and loathed in equal measures, but it seems the majority of fandom are now calling for the Daleks to be put to rest.
The new design, seen by many as a ploy to sell more action figures, hasnt gone down to well, but with no sign of them reverting to their older, more original look, it seems people would now prefer that they didnt show up at all. They have, after all, appeared in around 8 stories since the show returned in 2005, more than any other villain, and they are seen by many to have outstayed their welcome. Add to that their new comparison to overweight Power Rangers, and it seems that their appearances in future episodes just simply isnt welcome.
It is well known that the BBC made demands for the return of the Daleks, seeing them as the driving force of popularity behind the show, but with rumours of the BBC also insisting that they appear every single year, it seems that despite quality falling, we will be graced with their presence for as long as the show airs.
And so to the debate. Well, two actually. Firstly, what are your opinions of the new designs, and do you think the Daleks have outstayed their welcome and need to be rested for a few years? Of course on the other hand, do you think maybe we should see more of them? Let us know