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Doctor Who "ASYLUM OF THE DALEKS" Sept 1, 2012 BBC America

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by DianaMo, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. Sep 2, 2012 #41 of 148
    vertigo235

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    I agree this was a pretty weak episode.

    I'm so over amy and rory, and ready for the next companion.
     
  2. Sep 2, 2012 #42 of 148
    busyba

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    I imagine making the Daleks forget the Doctor, and then leave them asking the question "Doctor who?" is a setup for the event that Dorium Maldovar told the Doctor would come to pass.
     
  3. Sep 3, 2012 #43 of 148
    Dawghows

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    I thought this episode was fun. Not great, but fun. I know it borders on blasphemy to say so, but I think the Daleks are easily the least interesting Doctor Who villains, so any time they throw in a monkey wrench like Oswin to mix it up I can only count that as a plus.
     
  4. Sep 3, 2012 #44 of 148
    TonyD79

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    Yeah. The ironically did it for me. So I clicked it to confirm what the ironically said to me.

    But you did the spoiler right. Cannot spoil something from the current episode since it is already being talked about.
     
  5. Sep 3, 2012 #45 of 148
    Anubys

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    Whatever Rob did, I'm against it. ;)
     
  6. Sep 3, 2012 #46 of 148
    TonyD79

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    I think you missed the point. It wasn't about Rory not understanding nor was it about Amy realizing the things you just stated. It was post-traumatic stress for Amy. She was taken, sequestered for her entire pregnancy while a doppelgänger lived her life and her baby, who she never met until she was middle aged, was programmed to kill her best friend. And the end result was that she cannot get pregnant. I'd say she is allowed a bit of hysteria about it all.
     
  7. Sep 3, 2012 #47 of 148
    cheesesteak

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    I wish she'd do it off camera.
     
  8. Sep 3, 2012 #48 of 148
    BrettStah

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    We don't like the Daleks much, so this episode was just something to endure. Hopefully this is the last Dalek-focused episode we get for awhile!
     
  9. Sep 3, 2012 #49 of 148
    robojerk

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    When I think about the Darlek's, how scary is a villain with a plunger attached to it?

    In terms of story arc, the Darleks are his main enemy without question, I just wish they would go through some evolution or something to modern them up.
     
  10. Sep 3, 2012 #50 of 148
    Anubys

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    Did that girl in the red dress remind anyone of Denise Richards (at Starship Troopers time, not now)?

    Too bad she died, would have been an excellent companion.
     
  11. Sep 3, 2012 #51 of 148
    john4200

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    Do you mean Jenna-Louise Coleman?

    No, I don't think she looks like Denise Richards. Her eyes and round face do remind me of Christina Ricci.
     
  12. Sep 3, 2012 #52 of 148
    vertigo235

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    Yes I was also thinking Christina Ricci
     
  13. Sep 3, 2012 #53 of 148
    zordude

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    I would say his main enemy during the history of the show is the Master.

    I love their commitment to the Dalek design. When they changed it up last year I think it was a bit of fail.
     
  14. Sep 3, 2012 #54 of 148
    busyba

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    An Evolution of the Daleks? Like this?

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  15. Sep 3, 2012 #55 of 148
    Rob Helmerichs

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    robojerk

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    Fine, if that's the plan to evolve them then they went the right direction by dropping that plan.
     
  17. Sep 3, 2012 #57 of 148
    Rob Helmerichs

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    The Daleks have been an iconic symbol of British culture for half a century. I suspect any serious attempt to change their look would result in a massive outcry, and possibly the overthrow of the British government.
     
  18. Sep 3, 2012 #58 of 148
    getreal

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    I was under the impression that the Daleks were little squid-like one-eyed brain creatures living inside of the metal exterior (revealed in a Chris Eccleston episode 6 - "Dalek" - in 2005). So to have Oswin have to metamorphose into the metallic container didn't make sense to me. I thought she was trapped inside the metal shell with the plunger and the telescope.
     
  19. Sep 3, 2012 #59 of 148
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    I'm thinking that maybe the crash is an important part of the Oswin arc. Perhaps the Daleks did something different with her specifically because she had been a companion of the Doctor. Or maybe she just had a twin sister. :D

    Yeah. It makes far more sense to give extra details about lesser spoilers than major ones. This whole discussion about spoilers has probably done far more to spoil what Rob put in spoiler tags than how he put them in spoiler tags.

    Ironically, our frequent use of spoiler tags has caused spoilers to lose their significance. But in general, the safe thing to do is assume all spoilers are the worst possible spoiler until more information is given. If one is uncertain, then either leave it alone or ask for more details before clicking.
     
  20. Sep 3, 2012 #60 of 148
    BitbyBlit

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    I think they extracted her brain, and converted it into a Dalek one. For some reason, she was able to fight back against the Dalek programming via the delusion that she was still trapped in her ship making souffles. Perhaps it was her love for her mother that kept her "sane".
     

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