History Recap / DoctorWhoS27E6Dalek

9th Apr '17 8:28:34 AM nighttrainfm
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* TeenGenius: Adam Mitchell.

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* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: Much like in their last televised appearance, the Doctor tries to talk a lone Dalek into committing suicide, as everything it stood for is gone.
* TeenGenius: Adam Mitchell.claims to have hacked into the US Defence System at the age of eight.
8th Apr '17 3:56:21 AM nighttrainfm
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'''The Doctor:''' I'm the only one left. I "win".

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'''The Doctor:''' I'm the only one left. I "win". How about that?
4th Apr '17 9:32:18 AM AthenaBlue
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* ChekhovsArmory: Van Statten's collection. A subversion, as almost everything in it is useless junk.
** Played straight with the old Cyberman head, foreshadowing the next series.

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* ChekhovsArmory: Van Statten's collection. A subversion, as almost everything in it is useless junk.
** Played straight with the
The old Cyberman head, foreshadowing the next series.



* CowTools: The contents of Van Statten's museum.



--->'''Ninth Doctor:'''[[note]](said coldly, spitefully, and full of hatred)[[/note]] (joyfully astonished) It's not working... (laughs mean-spiritedly) Fantastic! Oh, ''fantastic!'' Powerless! Look at you. The great space ''dustbin''. '''How does it feel!?'''

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--->'''Ninth Doctor:'''[[note]](said coldly, spitefully, and full of hatred)[[/note]] (joyfully astonished) hatred)[[/note]]''[joyfully astonished]'' It's not working... (laughs mean-spiritedly) ''[laughs mean-spiritedly]'' Fantastic! Oh, ''fantastic!'' Powerless! Look at you. The great space ''dustbin''. '''How does it feel!?'''



* LastOfHisKind: The Dalek.



* LaughWithMe: "I'll tell you how they got in, in-tru-da-window!" [...] "In-tru-da-window, that was funny!"
* LastOfHisKind: The Dalek.

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* LaughWithMe: "I'll tell you how they got in, in-tru-da-window!" [...] "In-tru-da-window, in-tru-da-window! ''[...]'' In-tru-da-window, that was funny!"
* LastOfHisKind: The Dalek.
funny!"



'''Dalek:''' (''pause'') [[AC:You would make a good Dalek.]]

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'''Dalek:''' (''pause'') ''[pause]'' [[AC:You would make a good Dalek.]]



'''The Doctor:''' Yep. (''bitter smile'')\\
'''Dalek:''' [[AC:So are you.]] (''The Doctor's smile slips'') [[AC:We are the same.]]\\
'''The Doctor:''' We're not the same! I'm not... no, wait. Maybe we are. You're right, yeah, okay. You've got a point. Because I know what to do. I know what should happen. I know what you deserve. (''sadistic grin'') ''Exterminate!'' (''yanks down the shock lever'')\\
'''Dalek:''' (''screaming'') [[AC:Have pity!]]\\
'''The Doctor:''' Why should I? You never did! (''turns it up further'')

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'''The Doctor:''' Yep. (''bitter smile'')\\
''[bitter smile]''\\
'''Dalek:''' [[AC:So are you.]] (''The ''[The Doctor's smile slips'') slips]'' [[AC:We are the same.]]\\
'''The Doctor:''' We're not the same! I'm not... no, wait. Maybe we are. You're right, yeah, okay. You've got a point. Because I know what to do. I know what should happen. I know what you deserve. (''sadistic grin'') ''[sadistic grin]'' ''Exterminate!'' (''yanks ''[yanks down the shock lever'')\\
lever]''\\
'''Dalek:''' (''screaming'') ''[screaming]'' [[AC:Have pity!]]\\
'''The Doctor:''' Why should I? You never did! (''turns ''[turns it up further'')further]''



--->'''Dalek:''' [[AC:Van Statten. You ''tortured me!'']] (''tone rises dangerously'') [[AC:''WHY?!'']]\\
'''Van Statten:''' (''after various panicked apologies and excuses'') I swear, I just wanted you to ''talk''!\\
'''Dalek:''' (''With a definitely acid tone'') [[AC:Then hear me talk ''now''. Exterminate. ''Exterminate''!]] (''gun-stick raises'') [[AC:EXTERMINAAAAATE!!!]]

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--->'''Dalek:''' [[AC:Van Statten. You ''tortured me!'']] (''tone ''[tone rises dangerously'') dangerously]'' [[AC:''WHY?!'']]\\
'''Van Statten:''' (''after ''[after various panicked apologies and excuses'') excuses]'' I swear, I just wanted you to ''talk''!\\
'''Dalek:''' (''With ''[With a definitely acid tone'') tone]'' [[AC:Then hear me talk ''now''. Exterminate. ''Exterminate''!]] (''gun-stick raises'') ''[gun-stick raises]'' [[AC:EXTERMINAAAAATE!!!]]



** This is the only time The Doctor ''reveled'' in what he did in the Time War. (Even then, he recoils enough after the taunt, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone horrified he went there]].)

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** This is the only time The the Doctor ''reveled'' in what he did in the Time War. (Even then, he recoils enough after the taunt, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone horrified he went there]].)
29th Mar '17 2:25:45 PM TywinIsGod
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** Simmons, the guy tasked with "making [the Dalek] talk", also comes across as a bit of a smug, slimy weirdo who enjoys his job of essentially torturing a living thing every day a bit too much (it's a Dalek, granted, but it's not like ''he'' knows that).

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** Simmons, the guy tasked with "making [the Dalek] talk", also comes across as a bit of a smug, slimy weirdo who enjoys his job of essentially torturing a living thing every day a bit too much (it's a Dalek, [[EvilVersusEvil Dalek]], granted, but it's not like ''he'' knows that).
17th Mar '17 10:51:51 PM StClair
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** And vice versa. Remember, the Dalek had been there for years, stoic, until someone introduces himself to it as the Doctor.

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** And vice versa. Remember, the Dalek had been there for years, stoic, stoic and silent, until someone introduces himself to it as the Doctor.
2nd Mar '17 9:49:07 PM AthenaBlue
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* WagTheDirector: Nine's interaction with the Dalek was originally written to be just mocking and flippant. Creator/ChristopherEccleston decided to pour in incredible amounts of rage and pain as well. Writer Robert Shearman was briefly miffed, then delighted once he realized how well it worked.
2nd Mar '17 9:47:59 PM AthenaBlue
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: "What about you, Doctor? What the hell are you changing into?"

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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: ArmourPiercingQuestion: "What about you, Doctor? What the hell are you changing into?"



* BadBoss: Henry van Statten keeps control via his army of {{mook}}s and by brain-wiping his executives on a whim, keeping them in a state of sycophantic terror. Unfortunately by insisting the Dalek be captured [[WeHaveReserves regardless of casualties]] he alienates his security force, and by breaking down in fear in front of Goddard he loses her respect. Both quickly join forces to depose him after the crisis is over.

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* BadBoss: Henry van Statten keeps control via his army of {{mook}}s and by brain-wiping memory-wiping his executives on a whim, keeping them in a state of sycophantic terror. Unfortunately Unfortunately, by insisting the Dalek be captured [[WeHaveReserves regardless of casualties]] he alienates his security force, and by breaking down in fear in front of Goddard he loses her respect. Both quickly join forces to depose him after the crisis is over.



* BatmanGrabsAGun: The Doctor, upon realizing what Van Statten's hiding, tries to torture the Dalek to death.

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* BatmanGrabsAGun: BatmanGrabsAGun:
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The Doctor, upon realizing what Van van Statten's hiding, tries to torture the Dalek to death.



** The Dalek's cry of "Have pity!" as the Doctor tortures it echoes Davros' exact same words in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E4GenesisOfTheDaleks "Genesis of the Daleks"]]. He asked more or less the same thing of Seven back in "Remembrance Of The Daleks", and got about as sympathetic a response as Nine gives the Dalek.

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** The Dalek's cry of "Have pity!" "[[AC:Have pity!]]" as the Doctor tortures it echoes Davros' exact same words in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E4GenesisOfTheDaleks "Genesis of the Daleks"]]. He asked more or less the same thing of Seven back in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks "Remembrance Of The Daleks", of the Daleks"]], and got about as sympathetic a response as Nine gives the Dalek.



** The Cyberman head van Statten has in his collection is of the one used in either "The Invasion" or "Revenge of the Cybermen".

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** The Cyberman head van Statten has in his collection is of the one used kind seen in either [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E3TheInvasion "The Invasion" Invasion"]] or [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E5RevengeOfTheCybermen "Revenge of the Cybermen".Cybermen"]].



* CrucifiedHeroShot: The Doctor when Van Statten is torturing/interrogating him.

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* CrucifiedHeroShot: The Doctor Doctor, when Van van Statten is torturing/interrogating him.



* TheDogBitesBack: At the end of the episode, Van Statten's surviving subordinates revolt and drag him away to wipe his memory and dump him somewhere, just how he used to punish ''incompetent'' subordinates at the beginning of the episode.

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* TheDogBitesBack: At the end of the episode, Van van Statten's surviving subordinates revolt and drag him away to wipe his memory and dump him somewhere, just how he used to punish ''incompetent'' subordinates at the beginning of the episode.



* ElaborateUndergroundBase: The entire episode takes place in Van Statten's secret underground alien museum in Utah.

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* ElaborateUndergroundBase: The entire episode takes place in Van van Statten's secret underground alien museum in Utah.



* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Oddly, one that doesn't involve the character being established actually ''doing'' anything: When The Doctor first sees The Dalek, he [[OhCrap completely freaks out and begs to be let out.]] That's right: The Dalek is so dangerous that The Doctor's first instinct is to get as far away from it as possible.

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Oddly, one that doesn't involve the character being established actually ''doing'' anything: When The the Doctor first sees The the Dalek, he [[OhCrap completely freaks out and begs to be let out.]] That's right: The Dalek is so dangerous that The the Doctor's first instinct is to get as far away from it as possible.



* FridgeBrilliance: Well, aside from the fact that the Dalek is the last of its kind, it's a bronze-casing Time War model Dalek. In other words, a basic footsoldier drone, finding out that its entire command structure and allies have literally been all destroyed, to the last unit. Compare it to a hardcore SS trooper finding out that the Reich has suddenly ceased to exist, and eating his gun.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar / GoshDangItToHeck: A weird case - van Statten's "goddamn it" remains about the strongest bit of profanity used in the main series...but it was his use of the antiquated term "spooning" people made a fuss over.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar / GoshDangItToHeck: GettingCrapPastTheRadar[=/=]GoshDangItToHeck: A weird case - van Statten's "goddamn it" remains about the strongest bit of profanity used in the main series...series . . . but it was his use of the antiquated term "spooning" people made a fuss over.



* IncrediblyLamePun: Courtesy of van Statten: "I'll tell you how they got in, in-tru-da window!"



* IronicEcho: "Take him away, wipe his memory, leave him by the side of the road somewhere." First said by Van Statten regarding an employee he fired on a whim, then said later by Goddard regarding Van Statten after his actions resulted in 200 people being killed.

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* IronicEcho: IronicEcho:
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"Take him away, wipe his memory, leave him by the side of the road somewhere." First said by Van van Statten regarding an employee he fired on a whim, then said later by Goddard regarding Van van Statten after his actions resulted in 200 people being killed.



--->'''Ninth Doctor''':[[note]](said coldly, spitefully, and full of hatred)[[/note]] (joyfully astonished) It's not working... (laughs mean-spiritedly) Fantastic! Oh, ''fantastic!'' Powerless! Look at you. The great space ''dustbin''. '''How does it feel!?'''

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--->'''Ninth Doctor''':[[note]](said Doctor:'''[[note]](said coldly, spitefully, and full of hatred)[[/note]] (joyfully astonished) It's not working... (laughs mean-spiritedly) Fantastic! Oh, ''fantastic!'' Powerless! Look at you. The great space ''dustbin''. '''How does it feel!?'''



* KickTheSonOfABitch: Goddard, arguably a BitchInSheepsClothing herself, promptly removes Van Statten from [=GeoComTex=] after he causes 200 deaths and gives him the karmic punishment of firing and mind-wiping him just as he did to the people he didn't like, and dumping his grubby keister "somewhere beginning with 'S'" without a scant trace of his [[LaserGuidedAmnesia own identity]].
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Van Statten's standard punishment for people that he fires, before dumping them in a city with a name beginning with the same letter as their last name. At the end of the episode, Goddard has Van Statten subjected to the same treatment.

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* KickTheSonOfABitch: Goddard, arguably a BitchInSheepsClothing herself, promptly removes Van van Statten from [=GeoComTex=] after he causes 200 deaths and gives him the karmic punishment of firing and mind-wiping him just as he did to the people he didn't like, and dumping his grubby keister "somewhere beginning with 'S'" without a scant trace of his [[LaserGuidedAmnesia own identity]].
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Van Statten's standard punishment for people that he fires, before dumping them in a city with a name beginning with the same letter as their last name. At the end of the episode, Goddard has Van van Statten subjected to the same treatment.



* LaughWithMe: "I'll tell you how they got in, in-tru-da-window." [...] "In-tru-da-window, that was funny!"

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* LaughWithMe: "I'll tell you how they got in, in-tru-da-window." in-tru-da-window!" [...] "In-tru-da-window, that was funny!"



* MonsterSobStory: This is the one story where a Dalek comes off as sympathetic. In fact, it was also the former TropeNamer for LoneDalek which is now this trope.

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* MonsterSobStory: This is the one story where a Dalek comes off as sympathetic. In fact, it was also the former TropeNamer for LoneDalek LoneDalek, which is now this trope.



* MythologyGag: A dark one, albeit: The Doctor refers to the Dalek as "the great space dustbin" while torturing it. Daleks have been said to resemble dustbins among various other things by fans and non-fans of the show alike.

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* MythologyGag: A dark one, albeit: The Doctor refers to the Dalek as "the great space dustbin" while torturing it. Daleks have been said to resemble dustbins -- among various other things -- by fans and non-fans of the show alike.



** The Doctor has this moment when he realizes that van Statten's "Metaltron" is a ''Dalek'': he panics and begs to be let out of the cage before the Dalek can kill him.



** The Doctor has this moment when he realizes that van Statten's "Metaltron" is a ''Dalek'': he panics and begs to be let out of the cage before the Dalek can kill him.



'''The Doctor:''' I'm the only one left. I "Win".

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'''The Doctor:''' I'm the only one left. I "Win"."win".



** The Dalek can actually fly up stairs. This had been demonstrated in the earlier "Remembrance of the Daleks" episode, but that story was both over fifteen years in the past at the time of this story's airing, and was broadcast at a time when ''Doctor Who'' wasn't as popular with or watched by as many people as were watching in 2005, so it's not entirely surprising that the production team thought a refresher was in order.

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** The Dalek can actually fly up stairs. This had been demonstrated in the earlier story [[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks "Remembrance of the Daleks" episode, Daleks"]], but that story was both over fifteen years in the past at the time of this story's airing, and was broadcast at a time when ''Doctor Who'' wasn't as popular with or watched by as many people as were watching in 2005, so it's not entirely surprising that the production team thought a refresher was in order.



* StealthInsult: While telling Van Statten about the Daleks, the Doctor says they were created by a man who "lived in his own little world", and then tells Van Statten that "You'd like him." Van Statten, of course, has no way of knowing that the man in question, Davros, is one of the Doctor's [[ArchEnemy archenemies]] and the Doctor ''hates'' him.

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* StealthInsult: While telling Van van Statten about the Daleks, the Doctor says they were created by a man who "lived in his own little world", and then tells Van van Statten that "You'd like him." Van Statten, of course, has no way of knowing that the man in question, Davros, is one of the Doctor's [[ArchEnemy archenemies]] and the Doctor ''hates'' him.



* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: As does the episode title. While a great episode, how much more shocking would have it been if the audience had no clue a Dalek would be involved? Then combine that shock with The Doctor's outright panic. Subverted for newer fans, who probably didn't know what Daleks were.

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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: As does the episode title. While a great episode, how much more shocking would have it been if the audience had no clue a Dalek would be involved? Then combine that shock with The the Doctor's outright panic. Subverted for newer fans, who probably didn't know what Daleks were.



** The Dalek's rampage comes off as one, given what it shouted at van Statten when upon cornering him. Then again, it's a ''[[AxCrazy Dalek]]'' -- they ''start'' at UnstoppableRage and [[OmnicidalManiac work their way up]].

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** The Dalek's rampage comes off as one, given what it shouted at van Statten when upon cornering him. Then again, it's a ''[[AxCrazy ''[[AxeCrazy Dalek]]'' -- they ''start'' at UnstoppableRage and [[OmnicidalManiac work their way up]].



* VillainousBSOD: The Dalek never lets The Touch of Rose take full effect, but the results are much the same.

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* VillainousBSOD: The Dalek never lets The the Touch of Rose take full effect, but the results are much the same.



** "EL-LEVATE!" After years of being joke antagonists, one line made quite sure these would be far more terrifying and less joke-prone than their older incarnations.
** "DOK. TOR." While the title gave away what Van Statten had in his basement, hearing the voice again qualifies both in-universe and for fans.
* WhatMeasureIsAMook: Averted. The Doctor is as horrified at the deaths of Van Statten's legions of nameless henchmen and scientists as he would be at the deaths of anyone else. He even calls Van Statten out on sacrificing them so pointlessly.

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** "EL-LEVATE!" "[[AC:E-LE-VATE!]]" After years of being joke antagonists, one line made quite sure these would be far more terrifying and less joke-prone than their older incarnations.
** "DOK."[[AC:DOK. TOR." ]]" While the title gave away what Van van Statten had in his basement, hearing the voice again qualifies both in-universe and for fans.
* WhatMeasureIsAMook: Averted. The Doctor is as horrified at the deaths of Van van Statten's legions of nameless henchmen and scientists as he would be at the deaths of anyone else. He even calls Van van Statten out on sacrificing them so pointlessly.
7th Feb '17 9:40:42 PM AthenaBlue
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* SpoilerTitle: How much more suspenseful would the beginning of the episode been if the title hadn't already informed the audience of the "Metaltron"'s true nature?
7th Feb '17 9:31:04 PM AthenaBlue
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* StealthInsult: While telling Van Statten about the Daleks, the Doctor says they were created by a man who "lived in his own little world", and then tells Van Statten that "You'd like him." Van Statten, of course, has no way of knowing that the man in question, Davros, is one of the Doctor's [[Archenemy archenemies]] and the Doctor ''hates'' him.

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* StealthInsult: While telling Van Statten about the Daleks, the Doctor says they were created by a man who "lived in his own little world", and then tells Van Statten that "You'd like him." Van Statten, of course, has no way of knowing that the man in question, Davros, is one of the Doctor's [[Archenemy [[ArchEnemy archenemies]] and the Doctor ''hates'' him.
7th Feb '17 9:30:31 PM AthenaBlue
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* StealthInsult: While telling Van Statten about the Daleks, the Doctor says they were created by a man who "lived in his own little world", and then tells Van Statten that "You'd like him." Van Statten, of course, has no way of knowing that the man in question, Davros, is one of the Doctor's [[Archenemy archenemies]] and the Doctor ''hates'' him.
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