[Doctor Who] S08E02: Into the Dalek

Watch Date: 2019-10-07

Watched On: Amazon Prime Video India

IMDb link.

Notes:

  • This felt like a navel gazing episode. But a well done navel gazing episode, one that I liked.
  • “No, but you are a good Dalek” calls back to Season One’s “You would make a good Dalek” and Season 7’s “Such hatred is beautiful.”
  • So it’s not a terribly new idea. This sort of moral quandary will come up whenever you have two antagonists so terribly opposed, clash of Civilisations style. But, as I said, at least it wasn’t a complete copy of earlier explorations.
  • This was Fantastic Voyage… in a Dalek!
  • The Dalek being able to hear tiny people inside him stretched my credulity.
  • Is Missy collecting all the people who have to sacrifice themselves for the Doctor to win? That sounds a bit like the Season 4 “You suck!” speech in the finale, and also the Hellblazer style reckoning where Constantine has to see all the souls who died because of him.
  • I hope we get to see more of Danny Pink and that he wasn’t just a prop for the “Do you have something against soldiers?” line.

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