Into The Dalek
Now that was cracker of an episode!
Just what we all needed. A good old fashioned Sci-fi romp.
Yeah, they acknowledged upfront where they got the idea from, but it was so well executed, WHO cares. 🙂
After 51 years of Daleks it is hard to come up with reason for the little pepperpots to return (Thankfully the Power Ranger Daleks were banished to the nether realms) and this was it.
Journey inside the mind, and the shell of a Dalek, like never before.
Rusty was just the best. But what really sold it was Peter Capaldi’s Doctor. He’s initially cold to the idea, it’s Dalek, let it die, big deal. Then when it has the potential for “good” he sees an opportunity to maybe inject a “human” factor (my words not his his) into the Daleks by making them appreciate life.
A “malfunction” that means it has morality.
It was a noble goal.
Doomed to failure.
Just like the last time it was tried (“Power of The Daleks”).
But it gave you great insight into the mind of a Dalek.
‘I’m his carer.’ Quick as a flash (good man, Peter, you tell her) the Doctor responded, ‘Yeah, my carer. She cares so I don’t have to.’
And it’s Clara doing her “be a Doctor” thing again to get Capaldi’s Doctor to act.
So when all hope seemed lost, they try again and they almost succeed but are undone by the darkness The Doctor himself feels for The Daleks!
And echoing back to the episode “Dalek” where that Dalek tells The Ninth Doctor he’d “make a good Dalek”. And while you don’t quite buy that from the war-ravaged Ninth it’s not as easy to dismissed that from our cavalierly blunt Twelfth Doctor who doesn’t hide what he thinks, but his hearts (and many battles with the Daleks) are his undoing.
Great stuff. Best episode in awhile.
And Jenna Coleman continues to redeem “The Impossible Girl” as just more than a deus ex machina in a dress.
Is he a good man, of course he is, he’s The Doctor! 🙂
Posted on August 31, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged BBC, Cardiff, companion, Dalek, Daleks, Doctor Who, fandom, History, Peter Capaldi, regeneration, Steven Moffat, TARDIS, The Doctor, Time Lord. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.