Doctor Who: Into the Dalek (EPISODE REVIEW)

Posted: September 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

Great review. It looks like Who is back on form. All hail Capaldi!!


Into the Dalek, dual-written by Phil Ford and Steven Moffat, was up to this point the episode I was looking forward to the least. I’ve mentioned several times on Geekritique that the Daleks need a rest, that they’re a tired monster. I wrote this episode off simply on that basis alone – “it’s another Dalek episode. Yawn. Wonder how many times they’ll get Nick Briggs to yell exterminate this time around.” And then something brilliant happened. Something beautiful, and new. I saw a star being born. What I expected to be just another Dalek-encumbered episode turned out to be perhaps the best of its kin in recent memory. This is easily the best outing the pepperpots have had since 2005’s Dalek, and a strong case can be made that it’s even better than that.

Into the Dalek does exactly what it says it would. The Doctor, Clara, and stand-in friends…

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