We return for the second episode of the newest Doctor, Peter Capaldi, as we venture inside a Dalek… despite the concept not being fantastic, I think that the episode as a whole was worth writing about… yeah, I just teased that so I can get to the rest of the review.
Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman return in the second episode of series 8, Into the Dalek, which contains one thing that I do not like very much: Daleks.
How can I be a Doctor Who fan and not be a Dalek fan? Well, I don’t loathe them, but if you asked me which recurring enemy the Doctor should be taking on I’d say the Cybermen. But I don’t get a vote, apparently, so Daleks it is.
We are “honey, I shrunk the Doctor” down so he can go inside a Dalek and figure out why the “good” Dalek was bad. Then he repairs the damage? What, exactly, did you think would happen? I think we’re beyond the shock value of the Daleks being anything but extermination machines and I don’t really think seeing inside the Dalek did all that much more to enhance my perception of them.
We DID see Missy again, whom people online are calling the Gatekeeper… and the Master. I don’t think that she’s the Master but I am interested to see why she keeps popping back up.
Overall, I like Capaldi as the Doctor so much that I don’t even remember who the guy before him was. That’s a good thing. I give this one four out of five but that’s on Capaldi’s performance and I hope that the Daleks don’t pop up again this season.
Do weeee ooooo!