7X01 Asylum Of The Daleks (Grading/Discussion) (SPOILERS!)

Discussion in 'Doctor Who' started by Samurai8472, Sep 1, 2012.

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Grade "Asylum Of The Daleks"

Poll closed Oct 1, 2012.
  1. Geronimo!

    55.2%
  2. Good

    32.8%
  3. Average

    8.6%
  4. Save us!

    2.3%
  5. Exterminate!!

    1.1%
  1. Methos

    Methos Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    the final line was the only part of this episode that bothered me actually...

    "Doctor Who?"

    The final question according to last season... which has been asked now... so i'm guessing with the Dalek's all asking 'Doctor Who?', it will be a build up to the Fields of Trensilor where The Doctor has to answer...

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  2. Starkers

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    I'm really glad it didn't, and I'm really glad I didn't read that thread :)
     
  3. Relayer1

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    I thought that was great. More please !

    Going to miss Karen Gillan...
     
  4. Lonemagpie

    Lonemagpie Writer Admiral

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    And it's not the first time a companion actor has appeared earlier - imagine if Moffat and the BBC had made and premiered The Chase, and made a big fuss about the big twist in New York - Peter Purves as Morton Dill, before he joins as Steven in the last episode...
     
  5. Rowan Sjet

    Rowan Sjet Commodore Commodore

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    Sad to say that Amy and Rory's plot was definitely the worst part of the episode. Well, that and Moffat episodes lately always seem at the start like they're rushing through the story. Other than that, the whole thing was pretty damn fun. Although, yeah, the JLC reveal was a bit weird.
     
  6. Thor Damar

    Thor Damar Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Very good and all that but...

    What's up with Dalek Cann...I mean Prime Minster Cann? (yes we all know who you are). I thought that he'd rejected the Dalek way and engineered their total destruction and yet here he is leading the Parliament as sane as a Dalek could be. Quite possibly the iDaleks grabbed the pre Time War Cann and made him their leader but still...
     
  7. Brent

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    American here, can't wait to watch it tonight! T-Minus 4.5 Hours. Finally got BBC America in HD on my provider, DVR ready, looking forward to it, I've restrained myself from looking at all the spoilers in this thread :p
     
  8. wamdue

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    I am now in the habit of avioding spoilers, more than actively seeking them out.
     
  9. Starkers

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    I just got off the phone with my gf, who isn't the greatest Dr Who fan in the world, and only watched a bit of the episode tonight, and she knew it was the new companion!

    I don't think it was supposed to be Dalek Caan.
     
  10. Iamnotspock

    Iamnotspock Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Not really Moffat's fault that, is it. :p

    She's a fairly well-known actress from Emmerdale and Waterloo Road, and her casting was announced some time ago and publicised widely.
     
  11. Allyn Gibson

    Allyn Gibson Vice Admiral Admiral

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    That was the thing I wondered about. This episode would play entirely differently to the people who recognized her and knew that the actress was the next companion than it would to those who had no idea who she was beyond the guest star of the week.
     
  12. Starkers

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    But I think that's great. I have another friend on facebook who put "I'm sad souffle girl died :("
     
  13. d'Anconia

    d'Anconia Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    There is always one rule: You never touch a sleeping Dalek.
     
  14. Mr. Adventure

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    So I cheated a bit (though I'll watch it again proper in a bit) and watched this early.

    An OK episode, not great though, seemed kind of thin. The events propelling this episode were a bit odd though. Amy and Rory's split seemed out of characters as were the actions of the Daleks. And Dalek zombies with bad CG, well.....

    I thought that was JLC at first then figured I must be mistaken and she just look similar until I saw the credits. So we have that mystery to look forward to. I liked JLC as Oswin though, better than I feared from seeing stills of her so the character stuff at least carried this episode.

    And "Eggs" Rory? :lol:
     
  15. Starkers

    Starkers Admiral Admiral

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    And certainly don't start fondling their eyestalks without permission!
     
  16. Mr. Adventure

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    At least that made it true to horror movies, they always do dumb shit like that, right?
     
  17. captain crow

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    Not bad. And unlike the last Dalek story it wasn't a two-parter missing the second part.

    Also, I wonder whose Youtube channel they stole the titles from.
     
  18. Wereghost

    Wereghost Part-time poltergeist Rear Admiral

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    Y.A.N.A.
     
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  19. d'Anconia

    d'Anconia Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I like two-parters. They are more fun..especially with the Daleks. Stolen Earth/Journey's End are two of the BEST EPISODES in ALL OF SCIENCE FICTION!


    Btw, this episode really does show how scared the Doctor is in front of the Daleks..like realllly scared..terrified almost.

    And, did the Doctor say that the nano-clouds doen's affect time-lords or not? because if it didn't, why didn't he give Amy his arm-band earlier..
     
  20. The Mirrorball Man

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    Easily the best Dalek story since "Dalek", as far as I'm concerned.