Anyway, the book posits that the "end" of the Daleks was still their end on Skaro in "Evil of the Daleks", as perpetuated by the Second Doctor, which in turn took place after Tom Baker's "Destiny"
I still rather like that for an ending--although I saw a Dalek timeline that had a cross-over with Lovecraftian entities that spanned eons.
O/TThe way I explain the current cybermen is that the Earth 2 cybermen from the second series joined with the Mondas/Earthshock cybermen, and a hybrid resulted.
I'm curious. I don't mean to insult your reasoning or anything as I subscribe to this idea as well, but how do you explain how Cybus and Mondasian Cybermen could have joined forces if all Cybus Cybermen were sucked into the Void in "Doomsday" and then into the Time Vortex in "The Next Doctor"? I'm not completely clear on that.
On the matter of the Daleks, I have a question to pose to you guys. So the Daleks obviously have time travel capabilities. Does that mean that in episodes like "The Stolen Earth"/"Journey's End", the Daleks featured in the episodes, set in 2009, simultaneously existed with their predecessors who were elsewhere in the universe? Or what about "The Time of the Doctor"? The Daleks in that episode seemed to be "caught up" with all the events of previous episodes. Is this possible because they existed far enough in the future for everything to have happened already or because they were time travelers avoiding interfering with their predecessors who were located elsewhere?