1st May 2005 at 8:49 am #40467corvinaParticipant
Just seen this weeks episode… how the hell did they manage to breath new life into the old pepper pot? I thought the dalek was brilliantly updated with lots of nice touches..like the fully revolving weapons section…and the final self destruction scene/mechanism.
Nice to see little touches of humour in there too.
The new dalek was sorta Lynchian Dune ‘Fighter’ type metalwork meets T100 terminator attitude/technology…I thought the show was at least on a par with other contemporary scifi offerings..even to the short comings… but so what.. it’s good to see the BBC putting money and effort into scifi again..
Now if they could just produce less episodic story lines that developed the good ideas that are there.. then Dr Who would be a real kick arse show.1st May 2005 at 11:03 am #74725karatehampsterParticipant
Missed Dr.Who last night, gonna catch the repeat tonight. Your right though, we’ve been introduced to the world of the Doctor now and a story arc would be a good idea. Maybe the next series will be more arc written, I hear that the BBC have a new Doctor already.4th May 2005 at 9:38 am #74740AnonymousGuest
It certainly was amazing what they managed to do with the Dalek, is it wrong to feel sorry for it at the end?5th May 2005 at 6:47 pm #74758corvinaParticipant
It’s ok to feel sorry for the Dalek…shame it couldn’t adapt..that’s what one feels sorry about..I have to go with Nietzsche on the good and evil thing..one feels sorry for the springbok that’s the lions lunch but the lion is not evil because it kills to survive. The dalek is programmed to kill..it’s its nature…6th May 2005 at 12:52 am #74760Sci -FiParticipant
Good episode but there was one flaw that wasn’t explained. The technician stated that workers that touched the Dalek without gloves were fried. So why was Rose different and her DNA was absorbed instead? Is it was because she showed compassion? Even then a Dalek wouldn’t care and why would Rose end up being the one that could issue the “order” for the Dalek to self destruct? But those are just nitpicks and I wonder how many people got their brains wiped clean and reprogrammed after the facility was buried in cement?10th May 2005 at 10:49 pm #74793AnonymousGuest
The technician stated that workers that touched the Dalek without gloves were fried. So why was Rose different and her DNA was absorbed instead? Is it was because she showed compassion?
I think it was a scan that went wrong, it perfected it since then. The Dalek was trying to make Rose touch it so it could absorb genetic material to start healing itself (there is some stuff about the daleks plan on Beeb site http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/episodes/dalek.shtml)4th April 2007 at 10:45 pm #77440AnonymousGuest
Time travellers give off a powerful background energy (Radiation?) which the Dalek absorbed to repair itself.
It’s discussed in more detail in the season two finale, Doomsday.
By the way……The season three opener, Smith & Jones was brilliant on Saturday.26th March 2011 at 6:34 pm #77971londondykeParticipant
I splashed out and bought a 2 disc dvd Genesis Of The Daleks. I chose this for two reasons: 1 because all the amazon reviews said it was a classic; and 2 because of Tom Baker, (who I am too young to remember ) who a friend of mine actually met some years back at a theatre pub in Stratford and who said he was a really nice guy.
I watched 1 episode a day to make it last, and I tried to not compare with the modern Doctor Who I am familiar with.
I did like Tom Baker. The plot was pretty simple but the acting at times was like pantomime acting. If they had a whole planet to fight over I didn’t understand why the Thal and Kaled domes were so close together but that was neccessary for the plot I suppose. Sara Jane was like a mumsy bossy children’s TV presenter type. I suppose that was what passed for an independent woman back then. She fell over a lot. I didn’t know what Harry was supposed to be.
The Davros character and Nyder the security chief were brilliant nasty characters. I actually dreamed about Davros one night after watching episode 3 ! Making Davros half a Dalek was a fantastic idea.
I cannot knock the special effects really because of the decade. But some things were awfully silly, like Harry putting his foot in the giant clam and Tom Baker with the polyfoam rock.26th March 2011 at 6:37 pm #77972londondykeParticipant
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