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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 6, 2012 #121 of 148
    Anubys

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    You are correct. I think someone mentioned earlier that it was because she was conceived on the TARDIS.
     
  2. Sep 6, 2012 #122 of 148
    Anubys

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    Aha...there's the post that mentioned it.
     
  3. Sep 6, 2012 #123 of 148
    stellie93

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    So if the Doctor brought lots of couples aboard the Tardis and they all had babies, he could repopulate the universe with half breed time lords?
     
  4. Sep 6, 2012 #124 of 148
    aaronwt

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    Amy was special. It wouldn't work with other people. Or am mistaken?

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  5. Sep 6, 2012 #125 of 148
    robojerk

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    It might be a combination of the fact that Amy grew up next to a crack in space & time, being exposed to whatever a crack in space & time radiates, plus conceiving a child on the Tardis, is what makes Melody Pond River Song so special.

    It might also explain why she can't have children. Maybe she was only able to conceive by being on the Tardis. Perhaps they'll end their companion status by getting pregnant again? But then again I highly doubt this, I think I read somewhere...
    that it's speculated that their finale story ends badly for them.
     
  6. Sep 6, 2012 #126 of 148
    ACoolDude

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    Are we allowed to speculate about the new companion yet without spoilerizing? Well, just in case...

    Who's to say she is the same character. The actresses that played Martha Jones and Amy Pond were both in episodes as other characters before they were companions. Admittedly this was a more spotlighted role, but Martha was on screen quite a bit in her pre-Martha role and she died
     
  7. Sep 6, 2012 #127 of 148
    busyba

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    The main problem with that argument is that the circumstances are completely different. In Freema's (Martha) case, when she played her first role, she was just some actress; there was never any inkling that she would possibly be cast as a companion some point in the future. Presumably, in this most recent instance, she was already cast as the next companion when she started this episode. The "coincidence" in this case is completely deliberate, so they're probably going to pay it off with something more than the semi-retcon of Martha being a Patty-Dukeian cousin of the person from the earlier episode.
     
  8. Sep 7, 2012 #128 of 148
    ACoolDude

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    Yea,
    I'm hoping for something with a little more gravitas
     
  9. Sep 7, 2012 #129 of 148
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Yeah, given Moffat's penchant for planning out his seasons (he may wing it from year to year, but his seasons are TIGHT), there's no way he would have used the same actor in two roles by accident. And there's no way he would have made such a big deal out of concealing the identity of the actor in this episode (publicly bragging about it) if it wasn't significant.

    He's up to something. Can't wait to see what.
     
  10. Sep 7, 2012 #130 of 148
    TonyD79

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    This bothered me since I read it. Something didn't sit right. And I finally found it. Davros used humans to create Imperial Daleks in Revelations of the Daleks (Colin Baker). It is not new nor a flaw.
     
  11. Sep 7, 2012 #131 of 148
    Idearat

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    The speculation about conception and the TARDIS has it sounding like a Tokyo Love Hotel. I wouldn't be surprised if there was a Doctor Who themed one there already.
     
  12. Sep 7, 2012 #132 of 148
    pgogborn

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    The name of the new companion is known to be Clara Oswin. In this episode she was called Oswin.

    More things to speculate about - is Clara going to be cleverer than the Doctor?
     
  13. Sep 7, 2012 #133 of 148
    pgogborn

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    The notion of a Dalek prison sorta bothered me, the Daleks don't take prisoners (even though a Dalek prison is also old - but that prison could better be described as a slave labour camp).

    What bothered me most was the blurring of the line between Cybermen and Daleks - and the planet and the imagined reality being a tad like the Library.

    But I give a few marks for the misdirection about the milk. I thought the reason why the soufflé was a disaster was because there wasn't any milk and Oswin didn't want to tell the Doctor her soufflé was a disaster.
     
  14. Sep 7, 2012 #134 of 148
    TonyD79

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    Where did they blur the line between the Daleks and the Cybermen?
     
  15. Sep 7, 2012 #135 of 148
    pgogborn

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    Turning humans into Daleks, removing the love etc.
     
  16. Sep 7, 2012 #136 of 148
    TonyD79

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    That is always part of Daleks.
     
  17. Sep 7, 2012 #137 of 148
    trainman

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    "No, I swear -- it's bigger on the inside."
     
  18. Sep 7, 2012 #138 of 148
    pgogborn

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    Daleks are Skaroians in armoured vehicles.
     
  19. Sep 7, 2012 #139 of 148
    Jstkiddn

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    Made me laugh.
     
  20. Sep 7, 2012 #140 of 148
    robojerk

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    They're Kaleds, not Skaroians.

    Skaro was the home planet of the Kaleds (anagram of Dalek) and Dals (or Thals).
     

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