Well, my thread last week went over like a lead balloon, but maybe now that this two-parter has concluded more folks will be interested in discussing. Once again, I’m not going to put the name of the episode in the title, as it could be a spoiler for those who have not yet had the oppourtunity to see the third season.
Carry on, nothing to see here…
Okay then, Evolution of the Daleks - pretty good, considering I was not terribly fond of Daleks in Manhattan and had low expectations for this one.
The gossiping Daleks in the sewers, especially the one turning its eye-stalk around to make sure no one was nearby before admitting that it was beginning to doubt Dalek Sec. I laughed out loud.
The Daleks in general were just much better in this episode - I was just waiting for them to come to their senses and blow off this “Let’s-become-human” nonsense and take out Sec, and they did not disappoint.
The Doctor’s Amazing Big Hair that just gets bigger and bigger the more excited he gets!
Soloman’s “can’t-we-all-just-get-along” speech, during which I kept saying out loud “Exterminate, EX-TER-MIN-ATE!”
The explanation of glowing-green-sewer-jellyfish thing, the absence of which had annoyed me last week.
The destruction of the human/Dalek/Time Lord mutants, because we needed them around like we need a hole in the head.
Okay, can someone explain to me why the Doctor was helping Sec? As soon as Sec revealed the “empty human shells”, I kept waiting for him to get all Doctor on his ass and start screaming “These people were ALIVE” or something, or pretend to go along with helping him and then at the last minute reveal his Fantastic Doctor-y Plan which would somehow magically wake them all up. But no! He was honestly helping him, and then all upset when the Daleks buggered their plan. The hell?
And! The Doctor getting all compassionate with the very last Dalek in the universe??? I kept shouting at the screen about how poor Nine was spinning in his grave somewhere. And why didn’t said last Dalek in the universe simply blow the Doctor away? I mean, of course I wouldn’t want that, but…it just sat there! Jesus, how many oppourtunities did they have to do away with him once and for all this episode, but instead they just wasted time explaining their Big Plan for ten minutes like a composition of every bad James Bond villain. Less talking, more EXTERMINATE.
The Doctor screaming at them to kill him was just sad and scary.
Whoever came up with the term “Dalekanium” should be smacked.
Thoughts? Will Dalek Caan (and yes, Mr. Bunny and I totally spent the last few minutes of the show yelling “KHAAAAAAAAAAAN!”) be back this season? Will there be another bizarre and overly-complicated plan put into action to create more Daleks? Will the Doctor collapse under the weight of his own hair?
Next week -
Martha changes clothes!!!