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[Doctor Who] It's The End Of The Year As We Know it

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  • MorganVMorganV Registered User regular
    Richy wrote: »
    Thawmus wrote: »
    Richy wrote: »
    Thawmus wrote: »
    Bogart wrote: »
    Any recurring enemy gets less frightening with every fight they lose.

    I don't think that's particularly true in the Dalek's case. Yes, you usually defeat them, but which one of you is going to die before that happens?

    By the time we reached Donna's finale we had seen them more often than I cared for, but I definitely felt anxious when it was revealed they were the villains. You expected it to be a puzzle to solve, and nope, Daleks from the sky, we're all fucked. The reactions from the companions at that time were pretty good, too. You got a real sense from them that they felt super duper doomed when they heard "Exterminate!" over the radio.

    It didn't hurt that they also killed a recurring character many fans enjoyed. Or that they maintained that just one Dalek was enough for the world to be fucked, so here you go, have millions. They don't even really give up a pretense of the Earth's military forces doing anything other than their blow-up-the-planet plan. They shot the episode so that the audience and the characters all assume that until The Doctor shows up, a whole lot of people are going to be ants under a boot. And I loved that.

    That's part of the problem IMO. One Dalek is enough to fuck over a planet. Millions should fuck millions of planets at once. Millions focused on a single planet should have that planet turn to a desolate wasteland in the blink of an eye.

    Instead, we've seen millions of Daleks struggle to take over a single TV-studio space station manned by civilians. We've seen millions of Dalek fly over the earth and cause no damage whatsoever and get sucked back into the void. We've seen millions of Dalek teleport the Earth away and just stroll through it shooting people at random until Rose shows up and blasts them away with her mega-gun.

    At this point, if I were living in the Doctor Who universe, I'd be scared of a single Dalek, but I'd be relieved if I saw millions of Daleks show up.

    Well yeah, but the point of all of that was to stress the humans out to the point where they found a way to bring The Doctor to Davros. Because that's what he wanted, and that's what Dalek Caan prophesied would happen. Also they needed Earth to exist in order for their reality bomb to work.

    The humans didn't find a way to send the Doctor to Davos. The Daleks captured the Doctor and sent him to Davos. Also, the Daleks needed Earth to exist, yeah, but not humanity. They should have wiped out all humans the moment they got Earth. In fact, there's no reason why they didn't.

    Why are Daleks sending the Doctor to meet with elitist capitalists in Switzerland?

    CyvrosThawmuschrono_traveller
  • RichyRichy Registered User regular
    MorganV wrote: »
    Richy wrote: »
    Thawmus wrote: »
    Richy wrote: »
    Thawmus wrote: »
    Bogart wrote: »
    Any recurring enemy gets less frightening with every fight they lose.

    I don't think that's particularly true in the Dalek's case. Yes, you usually defeat them, but which one of you is going to die before that happens?

    By the time we reached Donna's finale we had seen them more often than I cared for, but I definitely felt anxious when it was revealed they were the villains. You expected it to be a puzzle to solve, and nope, Daleks from the sky, we're all fucked. The reactions from the companions at that time were pretty good, too. You got a real sense from them that they felt super duper doomed when they heard "Exterminate!" over the radio.

    It didn't hurt that they also killed a recurring character many fans enjoyed. Or that they maintained that just one Dalek was enough for the world to be fucked, so here you go, have millions. They don't even really give up a pretense of the Earth's military forces doing anything other than their blow-up-the-planet plan. They shot the episode so that the audience and the characters all assume that until The Doctor shows up, a whole lot of people are going to be ants under a boot. And I loved that.

    That's part of the problem IMO. One Dalek is enough to fuck over a planet. Millions should fuck millions of planets at once. Millions focused on a single planet should have that planet turn to a desolate wasteland in the blink of an eye.

    Instead, we've seen millions of Daleks struggle to take over a single TV-studio space station manned by civilians. We've seen millions of Dalek fly over the earth and cause no damage whatsoever and get sucked back into the void. We've seen millions of Dalek teleport the Earth away and just stroll through it shooting people at random until Rose shows up and blasts them away with her mega-gun.

    At this point, if I were living in the Doctor Who universe, I'd be scared of a single Dalek, but I'd be relieved if I saw millions of Daleks show up.

    Well yeah, but the point of all of that was to stress the humans out to the point where they found a way to bring The Doctor to Davros. Because that's what he wanted, and that's what Dalek Caan prophesied would happen. Also they needed Earth to exist in order for their reality bomb to work.

    The humans didn't find a way to send the Doctor to Davos. The Daleks captured the Doctor and sent him to Davos. Also, the Daleks needed Earth to exist, yeah, but not humanity. They should have wiped out all humans the moment they got Earth. In fact, there's no reason why they didn't.

    Why are Daleks sending the Doctor to meet with elitist capitalists in Switzerland?

    They can't defeat the Doctor, so they're hoping capitalism will defeat him for them?

    "Doctor, the Daleks are invading Earth!"
    "I'll protect you... if you buy a premium planetary protection plan. You get five shots of my sonic screwdriver for free, and the others are at a discount rate."

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    MorganVZilla360Thawmuschrono_travellerApocalyptusCyvros
  • klemmingklemming Registered User regular
    "I'll save the world, but I don't work on evenings or weekends."

    Nobody remembers the singer. The song remains.
    Thawmus
  • NorgothNorgoth Registered User regular
    Krathoon wrote: »
    They need to have little fingers coming out of the plunger.

    The iron man dalek (in Sheffield! With scraps!) did, it had a set of claws that formed the plunger when closed.

    ThawmusZilla360Cyvros
  • RichyRichy Registered User regular
    Norgoth wrote: »
    Krathoon wrote: »
    They need to have little fingers coming out of the plunger.

    The iron man dalek (in Sheffield! With scraps!) did, it had a set of claws that formed the plunger when closed.

    I hadn't realized that, it's awesome!

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  • RichyRichy Registered User regular
    Although it still bugs me they made it a New Year episode because they "were out of ideas for Christmas episodes" or some such. Was there anything in the episode that was explicitly new year-y, except the bit at the beginning where they said they had visited 19 new year parties? They could have literally just changed that one bit to 19 Christmas parties and made it a perfectly fine Christmas special.

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    Zilla360CptHamiltonRhesus Positive
  • CelestialBadgerCelestialBadger Registered User regular
    I think the BBC probably wanted to air something else on Christmas day and that was their excuse.

    CptHamilton
  • ApocalyptusApocalyptus Registered User regular
    Also this means they can say there was technically new DW aired in 2019.

    Cyvros
  • KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    edited January 12
    I would like another Easter Doctor Who episode. Have her eating a chocolate bunny.

    Krathoon on
    CelestialBadgerZilla360
  • KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    The New Years Special.
    I still think they should have had him reach the Daleks and they dismiss him as being obsolete.

    XeddicusCyvros
  • BogartBogart Because I hate you Registered User, Moderator mod
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