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Asylum of the Daleks – fantastic great episode, and couldn’t sleep afterwards. But I can’t help thinking Moffat’s written a great mainstream-friendly episode that would have been better placed in the 2013 50th anniversary season instead.

 

Spoilers ahead! )

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What's wrong with this Dalek? Yes, in case you haven’t noticed what’s wrong with this Dalek…

(aside from the fact it’s not hovering, bearing its beady blue eye down the photographer and threatening to exterminate…)

The eyestalk and the plunger are in the wrong place.

This particular Dalek cookie jar (one of 3000, I’m told) had a couple of mishaps in the various housemoves over the years between Cardiff, Llandudno, Manchester and London. And it’d sat languishing in a box above my kitchen cupboard, waiting for someone who could master the art of superglue.

Then a family friend came over, and volunteered to fix it. Unfortunately, I didn’t closely supervise the operation.

Even more unfortunately, it then sat on top of my DVD collection, staring at me for about four months. I didn’t dare touch it in case the superglue came off, so I just left it there and never really examined it. Until one day, Miss M and her boyfriend came to visit. Miss M, a fellow Whovian, didn’t spot anything wrong either but Miss M’s boyfriend took one look at it and exclaimed “Why is the eyepiece in the wrong place?”. And until then, the two Whovians in the room had never ever noticed.

I really ought to have my Doctor Who geek card revoked.

Interestingly, I haven’t had comments on this blog for ages. Put up a mangled Dalek picture, I get five comments including two from people who I didn’t even know existed. Which is almost nothing compared to the comments and lively discussion that’s been taking place on Facebook and LiveJournal

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What's wrong with this Dalek? Yes, in case you haven’t noticed what’s wrong with this Dalek…

(aside from the fact it’s not hovering, bearing its beady blue eye down the photographer and threatening to exterminate…)

The eyestalk and the plunger are in the wrong place.

This particular Dalek cookie jar (one of 3000, I’m told) had a couple of mishaps in the various housemoves over the years between Cardiff, Llandudno, Manchester and London. And it’d sat languishing in a box above my kitchen cupboard, waiting for someone who could master the art of superglue.

Then a family friend came over, and volunteered to fix it. Unfortunately, I didn’t closely supervise the operation.

Even more unfortunately, it then sat on top of my DVD collection, staring at me for about four months. I didn’t dare touch it in case the superglue came off, so I just left it there and never really examined it. Until one day, Miss M and her boyfriend came to visit. Miss M, a fellow Whovian, didn’t spot anything wrong either but Miss M’s boyfriend took one look at it and exclaimed “Why is the eyepiece in the wrong place?”. And until then, the two Whovians in the room had never ever noticed.

I really ought to have my Doctor Who geek card revoked.

Interestingly, I haven’t had comments on this blog for ages. Put up a mangled Dalek picture, I get five comments including two from people who I didn’t even know existed. Which is almost nothing compared to the comments and lively discussion that’s been taking place on Facebook and LiveJournal

Mirrored from almost witty.

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What's wrong with this Dalek?

Answers in a couple of days … but feel free to guess in the comments below!

Mirrored from almost witty.

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What's wrong with this Dalek?

Answers in a couple of days … but feel free to guess in the comments below!

Mirrored from almost witty.

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I can't remember who pointed me to this series of comics on understanding mental health by [livejournal.com profile] tallguywrites - possibly [livejournal.com profile] actionreplay - but either way, they make for a fascinating and interesting way of understanding a little-understood subject.

And for bonus points, there are also lots of drawing puns based around Daleks.
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- Gor blimey, what an episode. Just how many elements can you mix in?
- The visual FX were gor-blimey-spectacular.
- If only the episode had been called This Stolen Earth. Work in a bit of literary/sci-fi reference, that's what I say... (is there a Shakespearian line about This Quiet Earth?)
- Suddenly, the propensity for even the official Doctor Who news outlets to start plugging the identity of the mysterious villain coming back, makes no total sense. Since that's not what the cliffhanger centres around...

More spoilers here:
More... )
almostwitty: (ood)
If there's one wish I'd had for the forthcoming season of Doctor Who, it would be: 'No More Daleks please'.

Yes, I appreciate they are definitively the most famous of foes, and guaranteed good viewing figures. But when you've reduced the kind of enemy who can obliterate an omnipresent God-like Time Lord race to a snivelling sobbing half-human hybrid wrapped in chains running at the first site of a brown raincoat, maybe it's time to give them a bit of a rest, eh?

Throughout all the sneak peeks of season 4 thus far, there's been nary a site of a pepperpot or an eyestalk. Which was a good thing. (The hint of the ye-olde companion-in-love-with-the-Doctor subplot is not a good thing. Even if it has the suddenly easy-on-the-eyes Catherine Tate).

However, amongst the mini teasers for the new season, there's one for the Dalek. Harumph.

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