Davros, a.k.a. "Mikey" was probably the best new character from last night's 2-hour premiere. Davros is a hands-on kind of fella, he knows how to get things done and he loves his job. Or maybe he hates his job... who knows, the point is that he's a capable bad guy and I hope he lives long enough to cause the requisite amount of mayhem that will make his eventual demise all the more enjoyable.
He's Russian because the writers tell us so. How can you not love a guy whose "native" accent is actually worse than his New York accent? How YOU doin, Comrade?