Doctor Who Faces The iDaleks

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Mid-way through what turned out to be be a pretty weak episode, the third in the latest series of Doctor Who broadcast by the BBC this evening, we were treated to something unexpected: new Daleks.

And not just any old Daleks, oh no. These ones sport sleek curves, unibody enclosures, and come in a range of fashionable bright colors. They are, unmistakably, iDaleks, designed by Apple in California, built in a BBC warehouse on the outskirts of Cardiff.

It wasn’t just me that thought so. Within moments of their appearance on screen, Twitter was buzzing with iDalek comments. This gallery of concept art has more iDalek pics; and this PDF of an old-school Dalek in full Second World War attire is worth downloading. Weak story aside, the episode was worth watching for the best line – a wartime-green Dalek yelling: “WOULD YOU CARE FOR SOME TEA?”