We celebrate the Peter Capaldi era by revisiting the 12th Doctor's adventures as we count down the days to his last adventure.
Into The Dalek
By Phil Ford and Steven Moffat
“I am not a good Dalek. You are a good Dalek.”
The 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi has his first encounter with the Daleks. Well it was inevitable that he would as every Doctor has faced the blobs encased in Dalekanium. We didn’t have to wait long as in the second outing for the 12th Doctor we get to see that meeting in the little bit different type of story and I do mean little as Into the Dalek actually takes us inside a Dalek.
Well we do in a way. We get to see the Daleks anti bodies fight off an infection and where his memories are stored but more or less that is it. The visuals of the inside of the Dalek are pretty cool but not to mind blowing. I did find it funny that the protein that the Dalek feeds on was a pit of water. Well not much you can do with that for a visual so a dip in the water is called for. It did look like they were sliding down a water slide though. One of those crazy one you see on Extreme Waterparks.
“Into the Dalek’ introduced us to Danny Pink. We find out that he is a former soldier and that he might have killed someone who wasn’t a soldier. Not much is revealed about him yet but it is evident that he will be Clara’s boyfriend who may cause a rift between her and The Doctor. Danny is a soldier and when The Doctor and Clara where leaving the rebel ship Journey Blue asks to come along but the Doctor declines to take her. She is a soldier and The Doctor will not take a soldier as a companion. So now we have something to watch for in the coming episodes. I think this could be good having some friction in the TARDIS as it would make things interesting as it would not be the same old same old. I think I will like seeing this dynamic situation unfold in the coming weeks.
Missy makes a return. This time she is sitting at a table offering tea to the dead Gretchen in Heaven. Now hopefully this will not be a weekly occurrence. Once in a while to remind us that she is there will be fine but every week can get old fast. I do like the mystery of Missy. To me it seems like she is collecting people that died for The Doctor either as witnesses or something to use against him.
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