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[Saturday 18th June 2005 at 8:01 pm]

[Feeling |hothot]

So, I actually managed to watch Dr. Who when it was broadcast, which is good as otherwise it'd have probably been spoiler overload. As a result, this post is going to be very dangerous to read if you haven't seen The Parting of Ways. Which is why it's lj-cut, and there's a nice chunk of empty space as well.

Spoiler! Spoiler! Spoiler!

Right, if you're reading this, then ye be warned of them spoilers.

So, that episode definetely gets a thumbs up, apart from some small issues. Like the plot cop-out with rescuing Rose, the plot cop-out with the Daleks surviving and the plot cop-out with Jack. (hmm, it's now the National Lottery, and apparently electrocuting th audience is now on the cards. Or at least half-assed acting of said electrocution).

Anyway, back to Dr. Who. I think the Anne-droid was a nice touch.
"You are the weakest link. Goodbye"
>Anne-droid death-ray x3<
"You are the weakest link. Goodbye"
>Dalek death-ray<
Daleks 1, Anne-droid 3. No more Anne-droids. Game Over. (spoilsports)

They should make an "Anne-droid vs the Daleks" game.

Oh, and that Dalek with the gas axe was definetely cheating. Bad Dalek!

What else to say... I did find the religious references amusing. The God of Daleks, wanting to create a Dalek heaven by destroying the infidels with fire and Dalek death-rays. Pretty much textbook religion, apart from the whole death-ray thing (traditional methods are carefully aimed lightning strikes).

That's a point actually, if the Daleks did survive, then why didn't the Dalek in Dalek detect them? True, they were hiding, but at the same time they must have some way to give orders and such. Plot hole!

Anyway, I'm boiling here, so I'll end this and wander off somewhere cooler. Today's been hot enough, and tomorrow'll be hotter still. *is melting at laptop*
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[User Picture]From: ptristan
Saturday 18th June 2005 at 7:41 pm (UTC)
..and the plot cop-out with the deus ex machina TARDIS *again* and more of Rose's family being rammed down our throats. Apart from that I agree and Doctor 10 <3!
The religious Daleks were insane, that'll explain any discrepancies there.
There are at least two reasons why Rusty the Dalek didn't detect the main Dalek fleet (although I'm not sure of the exact timeline.. I don't think Dalek occurred too far into our future and so it's possible that the Dalek fleet hadn't existed at the time of the episode. The Long Game, Bad Wolf and the Parting of the Ways were certainly set very far in the future).
a)Satelite 5 was being used to disguise the fleet with noise, so it was undetectable by anything until the Doctor removed the noise.
b) In theory, those Daleks (apart from Big ol' Emperor Dalek) weren't Daleks as in mutated-Kaleds-in-armor Daleks so they probably wouldn't have the whole telepathic link / hive mind / whatever going on, with Rusty at least. It could be argued that the Emperor was superior and therefore separate from the rest and thus undetectable.
Rusty also wasn't given orders, that's why he resorted to default kill everything mode, if you mean the other Daleks, then before the switching off of Satelite 5 intra fleet communication would have been covered, and afterwards it wouldn't have matter anyhow.
I'll probably be a bit clearer when I rewatch the episode tomorrow as I won't have random family members appearing and talking over the important bits *stabs*
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[User Picture]From: boggyb
Saturday 18th June 2005 at 7:55 pm (UTC)
It's not so much "the tardis lives!" as "the tardis can do whatever the plot requires" (think Fawkes from HP).

As far as timing goes, *how* far back in time were the Dalek's flung? I think they just said umpteen squillion years, so the Dalek fleet could easily have been around then. It just seems like a bit of a plot hole to me.
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