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Doctor Who-Into the Dalek

You know, I'm just not that into Daleks. I find them more annoying than terrifying and so the Doctor's OTT Dalek-hate doesn't quite work for me.

I still love all of Capaldi's character touches, especially the Twelve/Clara snark.

Some writing quibbles---did they really do a whole Dalek show and not touch on the fact that Clara WAS a Dalek? Wouldn't she have some insight? Or did I completely misunderstand that episode because I was already sinking into indifference toward Eleven?

Is it relevant that we have a Journey Blue and a Danny Pink, and they're both soldiers? I really liked Danny, but felt that the single tear of manpain was a bit much. I did love Journey, especially when I briefly thought she was the actress who played my beloved Sally Donovan in Sherlock, rather than only in the unaired pilot. They really do look alike though, so in my mind she still validates my Sally-love.

The "Am I a Good Man" bit might have had more impact, if it hadn't been shown in every promo for all these months.

Nice lampshade hanging there for the "Fantastic Voyage" ripoff.

I am starting to get curious about Missy's "Heaven," although I still dread what Moff's ass-pulling resolution is going to be.

I wonder if the "if only you weren't a soldier" bit was also a shout-out to "The Doctor's Daughter." Maybe he doesn't want Journey around because it would remind him too much of Jenny?

After seeing a "plain clothes" photo shoot pic on Tumblr, I've decided that while I don't ship Twelve/Clara, I could definitely go for some hot Peter/Jen. My older man fetish lives!



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Sep. 2nd, 2014 08:34 am (UTC)
Yes, I've watched the first two episodes. Shall probabl give some thoughts on the first one too, but as this is right here...

I think, and I could be wrong, that the Dalek, Oswin, is a future version of Clara. However, a mention of it from the Doctor to one of the others, or a moment, could've worked. Maybe it was cut for time, even.

I'm wondering if somehow, Danny is Journey's (presumed) dead brother. I don't know how it could happen, but I just wondered if it was possible. Might possibly be too many soaps, but if any show could pull it off not entirely cheesily, it's an SF one.

Very intrigued by Missy but am half-dreading that as well. The actress is actually the wife of one of my favourite actors, Jack Davenport (the one who isn't Matt Damon in my icon), so I'm interested to see her for that reason as well.

I'm all for any dirtybadwrong older man/younger woman but I am rather intrigued by Peter/Jen for some reason not related to Clara/Twelve.
Sep. 6th, 2014 03:37 am (UTC)
I'm cautiously optimistic. I just love Capaldi and therefore his Doctor so much.

Being picky comes with the territory, but I'm trying to stay positive instead of going into fannish negativitism over all the quibbles. (But I would have dropped some Clara-Dalek reference in there.)
Sep. 2nd, 2014 04:08 pm (UTC)
it can't possibly be as disappointing as the heaven in The Last Battle, where everybody does nothing but run and eat fruit. That's not heaven. It's a low budget weight loss spa.
Sep. 3rd, 2014 04:21 am (UTC)
And of course you can't get in if you like boys and care about clothes.
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