Saturday, August 30, 2014

Doctor Who In Review: Into The Dalek

The second episode of series 8 allows us to get to know the 12th Doctor a bit better, as he goes aboard a space ship with a Dalek that has turned Good?!?

This episode also sees him ask Clara whether or not he's "A good man."

I like what we're seeing with Capaldi's Doctor. He isn't all about making everyone love him. He's not Mr. Nice Guy, though he does like to be polite.

He's still cranky, but he's got some of the best lines ever in Doctor Who.

"She's my carer. She cares, so I don't have to."

That is brilliance!

Clara is still full of piss and vinegar. Which is a whole lot better than her series 7 Impossible Girl self. She finally has a personality. She's spunky and her soon to be love interest, Danny Pink seems like he'll make a great time traveler.

But back to our Dalek, Rusty. It was really fun and quite scary to get inside a Dalek. The antibodies were probably the most frightening thing there, along with the reappearance of Missy towards the end. She's getting to be as obnoxious as that crack in the wall, we saw during Matt's tenure on the TARDIS.

I loved seeing through the Dalek that the Doctor is not perfect. In fact, for being an alien he's quite human in a lot of his feelings, especially those concerning Daleks.

This was definitely a much better episode than the series opener. There's more drama and less comedy, which is really much better when it comes to Doctor Who.

I'm definitely looking forward to the Robin Hood themed next episode

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