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August 30th, 2014 100 comments

What Did You Think of Into The dalek?

Now that the second episode of series 8 has been aired what did you think? Was it everything you had hoped for or not what you expected…

A Dalek fleet surrounds a lone rebel ship, and only the Doctor can help them now… with the Doctor facing his greatest enemy, he needs Clara by his side.

Confronted with a decision that could change the Daleks forever he is forced to examine his conscience. Will he find the answer to the question, am I a good man?

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Series 8 of Doctor Who returns to UK TV screens on 23rd August, starring Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor and Jenna Coleman as Clara.

The series is set to open with a feature length episode titled “Deep Breath”.

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  • Jamie

    August 31st, 2014 - 1:25am

    The Dr didn’t rick Ross into getting killed, he was already going to die. The Dr just took advantage of the situation so he could track the antibodies.

  • the astronaut of death

    August 31st, 2014 - 12:25am

    ok I get the whole darker doctor thing

    but when the doctor tricked ross into getting killed by the dalek antibodies I was really shocked

    I feel like clara

    I don’t know who the doctor is anymore.

  • Button

    August 31st, 2014 - 12:25am

    The Dalek in this episode was damaged so it stands to reason that its connection to the dalek hive mind could have been severed. For all we know the Dalek ship in the episode was answering to that Dalek going AWOL.

    I do not think anyone is trying to resurrect John Pertwee. I have seen some of his episodes and there are very few things that they have in common.

  • Rincewind35

    August 30th, 2014 - 11:26pm

    Sorry to disagree but tonight’s episode had more lose ends than a tramps jumper. Not withstanding the fact that action suddenly and inexplicably jumps from Glasgow at the end of the last episode. What about the dalek hive mind – if you remember that’s how the dr removed all trace of himself and had them all asking Dr Who?? If one had gone AWOL and started killing other daleks a hive mind would have detected it immediately. I also think it’s too late to try and resurrect john pertwee in the form of Capaldi. It isn’t modern and doesn’t work


    August 30th, 2014 - 11:01pm

    that was absolutely fantastic! great acting and development for clara and the doctor. had some iconic moments the doctor and dalek eye to face, and the way they did the dalek insides were very well and dalek like. I was worried it would fall flat as I didn’t see a story forming in the trailer, but it went into a very ethical dilemma.
    capaldi was fantastic, and at first i thought danny pink had killed a civilian or something as he wouldn’t answer that question.
    missy is a mystery
    the best episode for a while, much better than asylum.
    not sure what to expect for next week.
    still don’t like the new titles though! and that blue woman was so annoying. wouldn’t stop shouting!

    can’t compare to deep breath, as they were very different, but i did enjoy both despite the deep breath story being reused and weak

  • The Moffat Paradox

    August 30th, 2014 - 10:49pm

    So it was a Doctor Who version of “Fantastic Voyage”.Agree with much already said praising the episode and thought ITS ABOUT TIME when we saw proper exterminations and battle scenes with the Daleks taking casualties as well as dishing it out.

    Prefer the previous effect of Dalek weapons being mostly fired in a narrow focused beam instead of pulses (but thats just me) and did anyone notice they now seem to be minus their deflector shields that the’ve had since “Dalek”.The marines energy weapons were hitting the casings.(Instead having to get through with concentrated firepower.)

    Agree that there needs to be some future explanation of the context of this presumably post time war conflict, how the marines(if they have any link to Earth and it’s history with the Daleks) didn’t already know before that they were organic(If thats not a writer/script continuity oversight) and if Daleks in Paradigm casings are actually the officer class of this new Dalek Empire giving the rest their orders and to be at any point used militarily themselves.

    All in all I thought a refreshing take on the oldest and deadliest enemy.

    And now there is the Missy factor clearly established.

  • The Other

    August 30th, 2014 - 10:19pm

    Capaldi is now one of my fave Doctors!
    There, I’ve said it and I mean it!

  • The Other

    August 30th, 2014 - 10:15pm

    Back to it’s ship to pretend to be a normal Dalek, whilst really helping to destroy the Daleks

  • Phil771

    August 30th, 2014 - 10:11pm

    That’s better.

    A view: muting the horrible new music, I actually enjoyed this one. PC is showing eminent signs of Baker madness, but with much more Pertwee focus. This could be good indeed.

    A memory: the doctor just booting his tardis door open, is more of the older doctor most of us 30-70 something’s remember.

    An observation: PC says he hasn’t quite got the doctor yet…mmm? Well if he hasn’t and S8-E02 is anything to go by I’m liking what I see. A good turnaround from his initial pilot.

  • Doctor Stu

    August 30th, 2014 - 10:05pm

    That’s a good theory actually it would be good if more and more characters relating to colours are subtly introduced as the series goes on if your theory is right

  • David Strachan

    August 30th, 2014 - 9:58pm

    At last, a story that follows a more ‘classic series’ Dalek narative (AKA,galactic wars with humanity instead of jumping through time and space to carry out large scale and complex plans)and they get a big enough slice of screen time.

    There was even a nice nod to Dalek Empire when Rusty yelled ‘Death to the Daleks’ which I think should be the battle cry for anyone fighting them on a battlefield.

    I just wish this story was set later on in the series since the Daleks have been up and about too much recently.

    I’m really likeing Capaldi as the Doctor and it’s clear they’re going with a Doctor who is focused more on getting the job over and done rather than trying to save those in the line of fire.

    As for Danny Pink, I hope he plays a central part in the series later since he has only a small amount of screen time to develop here. With that said I can’t see why he was introduced in this story since it leaves us with less time to concentrate on the Daleks.

  • the eternal doctor

    August 30th, 2014 - 9:49pm

    magnificent! what an episode.
    my mum thinks peter capaldi was not a good actor but it is his second episode and he will probably progress through the series. I also think the doctor will not like Danny pink as he is a solider.
    faviroute scene was when the daleks were exploding. the only thing I did not like was some scenes were a bit to quick.
    robot of Sherwood looks great.
    but the episodes I most looking forward to is time heist and mummy on the orient express.

  • Anonymous

    August 30th, 2014 - 9:46pm

    What happened?

  • Anonymous

    August 30th, 2014 - 9:46pm

    Theres so many Theories about Missy but I don’t think shes the Rani or anybody we know, I think shes a completely new character who I think could be a Time Lord and could help the Doctor bring back Gallifrey!

  • Anonymous

    August 30th, 2014 - 9:38pm

    oh how wrong they were

  • The Dark Doctor (Formally Eternal Dalek)

    August 30th, 2014 - 9:36pm

    Well, I’ve mixed opinions on this. I’d say it was a standard episode. It didn’t really imrove or worsen the Daleks.

    The concept was new and interesting but perhaps slightly confusing to follow.

    I’m left asking:

    Where did the Dalek come from?
    What is it going to do now?
    Is it still good or not?

    It was great to see a more ‘classic’ Dalek invasion as such, but surely, one damaged Dalek, firing shot after shot isn’t really going to stand much of a chance against cix or seven in tact Dalek? They fired less frequently but never seemed to hit anyone or anything where as ‘Old Rusty’ hit everything!

    Is it also just me or does the lighting make the Daleks look more Plastic than Metal? The Dalek Saucer’s interior is nothing compared to the old ones from series One to Four and what’s happened to that iconic Dalek music?

    I’ve a theory about Danny Pink and Blue too. I think they’re both either Cybermen or some form of Cyber Slave, colours could be like ID numbers, remember, Daleks too have had names in the past…

  • videogamemad00

    August 30th, 2014 - 9:33pm

    I’ve seen some people say it was boring or the Daleks are overused but they seem to be the vast minority.

  • the astronaut of death

    August 30th, 2014 - 9:33pm


  • the astronaut of death

    August 30th, 2014 - 9:32pm

    I think when the dalek said the doctor was a good dalek was an eye opener as in that moment I realised

    the doctor is a good dalek

  • Gallifrey Will Rise Again

    August 30th, 2014 - 9:25pm

    Peter capaldi is a much needed change of pace from the brilliant matt smith. If every doctor was portrayed the same it would become boring and more importantly regenerations would no longer be exciting because you’d be getting the same characteristics over and over. Peter capaldi is absolutely superb as the doctor, and the scary thing is he hasn’t even found his feet yet.

  • Imlookingforthedoctor

    August 30th, 2014 - 9:22pm

    Anonymous I have to agree with you, but Steven no don’t, just don’t. Capaldi is an outstanding actor and what a brilliant pick for the role as the Doctor! Yes he may not be young, energetic and lively but he is definitely mysterious. Every actor who has played the Doctor has their own personalty on the character and they’ve done a brilliant job! Do remember that William Hartnell was an old man but his Doctor was outstanding, he wasn’t young or energetic but he was the Doctor!

  • T4RD1S

    August 30th, 2014 - 9:21pm

    Deep Breath – 8.1/10
    Into the Dalek – 8/10
    i did enjoy it but i think deep breath was a tiny bit better

  • the astronaut of death

    August 30th, 2014 - 9:18pm

    booboo can you explain to me where the good dalek went

  • the astronaut of death

    August 30th, 2014 - 9:18pm

    this is the most good response for an episode I’ve seen in ages

  • booboo

    August 30th, 2014 - 9:16pm


    just read through some of the comments and its far from it mostly very positive

  • Jamie

    August 30th, 2014 - 9:10pm

    Excellent episode! Better than Deep Breath!

  • the astronaut of death

    August 30th, 2014 - 9:01pm

    I have a missy theory

    what if heaven isn’t heaven what if heaven is a parrel universe and she is the rani taking people from one universe to another she is a scientist after all

    or what if she is a parrel universe of the doctor but in the parrel universe he is a woman.

  • the astronaut of death

    August 30th, 2014 - 9:00pm

    I have a missy theory

    what if heaven isn’t heaven what if heaven is a parrel universe and she is the rani taking people from one universe to another she is a scientist after all

    or what if she is a parrel universe of the doctor but in the parrel universe he is a woman

  • Whovastron

    August 30th, 2014 - 8:59pm

    Everyone seems to be saying it was dull, boring and last weeks was better. last week was awful, this was soooo much better


  • Anonymous

    August 30th, 2014 - 8:58pm

    Yeh that’s weird

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