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Old September 4 2012, 03:11 PM   #330
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Re: 7X01 Asylum Of The Daleks (Grading/Discussion) (SPOILERS!)

The history of Who (of most sci-fi in fact) is replete with alien races using human terms/titles, but they rarely mean the same thing as they do on Earth.

The Daleks also had an Emperor, the Timelords had a President and a Castellan and a Chancellor, the Sontarans have generals and commanders…

The word parliament comes from the French parler, which means to talk or to discuss. So rather than imagine this is a Dalek Westminster, perhaps it’s just the Skaro University debating society?

(And yes I cribbed that last bit from Wikipedia…well apart from the Skaro University debating society obviously )
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