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8.2 - Into The Dalek

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Reviewed By: AlfredReview Date: 10/12/15 8:52 am
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A solid enough follow on from Capaldi's first outing as the Doctor. Coleman and Capaldi start to work well off each other. The theme of the 12th Doctor being a bit darker in mood is developed fairly well in a couple of sequences. Pleasingly, this Dalek story doesn't undermine any of the Dalek folklore from the classic series.
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Reviewed By: WreosirReview Date: 9/5/15 12:46 pm
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THE MOST "meh" story ever. As good as it was bad, split down the middle feelings about it. The concept of a morally "different" Dalek has already been used in the iconic "Dalek" by Robert Shearman, but the dark nature of the Doctor coming to the surface when he's actually happy that the Dalek has turned evil again was a good turnaround. Journey Blue and most of the guest cast was annoying and not-so-good actors, but great performances by Capaldi and Coleman make up for that.
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Reviewed By: VidaReview Date: 8/2/15 3:15 am
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The plot was intriguing, but again, the unlikeable characters made me not care about the outcome at all.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 5/16/15 4:17 pm
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The Twelfth Doctor's First Dalek story has him travelling into the midst of a Dalek War where a single Dalek (who wants to destroy Daleks) needs help. Help that the Doctor can only provide by going into "the belly of the Beast."

The show is visually impressive with a great opening and the scenes inside the Dalek itself are very well-constructed and thought out. The shrinking bit looked great and while this was done back in Classic who in Invisible Enemy, it looks far more credible here.

Peter Capaldi continues to be strong as this darker less cuddly version of the Doctor whose on a journey of discovering who He is. He has so many great scenes but the best one is when he is trying to change the Dalek. He succeeds but is shocked at how.

In many ways, the ending of this story calls to mind Rob Sherman's story, Dalek and there are no doubt similarities. But it's less a case of a rip-off and more like, "Same song, different chorus." THis new Doctor, less burdened by the guilt of the Time War hopes things have changed, and perhaps they have, but not in the way he would have hoped.

Clara was good and I'm finally beginning to get a feel for her as a character. I like the idea of making her almost an equal with the Doctor in everything but experience and overall intellect. Of course, Clara had a cringeworthy moment when she told a PTSD joke to Danny Pink (though she's far better than the pupil at Cole Hill.) but I'd like to think this is part of her character development and the Doctor's, so I'm withholding judgment on the anti-military stuff.

Overall, this was a great episode and one of the stronger second episodes in New Who.