Synopsis: The Doctor and Clara are tasked with exploring the inner workings of a sick Dalek.
Review: This episode sees ‘Doctor Who’ go into classic science fiction movie territory as it does its own unique take on the much loved 1966 film ‘Fantastic Voyage’.
Much like in the opening episode The Doctor is still struggling with a bit of regeneration trauma, but the relations between him and Clara have eased somewhat though it still has not been revealed why Clara’s Impossible Girl story line has conveniently been forgotten.
The episode moves along at a fair pace and I was happy to see that the writers are doing something different with the Daleks, which to my mind are a villain that has been over used since ‘Doctor Who’ returned back in 2005.
The banter between Doctor and Clara continues and did get a bit of a chuckle from me when the Doctor said that she looked older than she is and then later on failed to notice that she has changed clothes.
In spite of the niggle of Clara’s continuity from the previous series is yet again ignored. ‘Into The Dalek’ is a huge step up from last weeks story.
It was fun to see The Doctor working with some futuristic soldiers when they are injected into a Dalek, which is so sick it is talking about destroying all of its own kind.
The effects in this were fantastic. A moment that particularly impress was when the Daleks antibodies erased one of the soldiers from existence in what can only be described as a laser doing a really good impersonation of a pencil eraser as seen in most digital paint programs on computers.
Though the resolution of the episode is not ideal for the Doctor because when to tries to show the Dalek the beauty of the universe. His own veiled hatred of the Daleks is picked up on.
There is probably room for a sequel to this story if the writers wish to pick it up at some point.
I’m really enjoying the fact that we are being allowed to slowly get to know this Doctor and Capaldi is doing a super job of controlling how much we get to learn about his take from week to week.
As with last weeks episode the opening title sequence was fantastic, but the opening music continues to be an annoyance.
- Great Story and fun take on a classic science fiction film
- Impossible Girl continuity from previous series still ignored and music is still very jarring
- Incidental Music8