YMMV / Doctor Who S27 E6 "Dalek"

  • Fan Nickname: Rusty for the Dalek. The Dalek from ''Into the Dalek'' was called this as a Shout-Out to this episode.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • There is mention of a meteor landing in Russia in 2013. Fast forward to 2013 and...
    • There's also his remark about owning the internet. Fast forward to 2012 and SOPA, and it nearly became a reality.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: Though the choice of the Doctor and a Dalek for this moral is questionable, the idea that turning to merciless violence as a means of combatting a hateful person will bring you down to your level is one that is delivered exceptionally well.
  • Strawman Has a Point: The Doctor wanting to kill the Dalek and wipe out their species is portrayed as bad, except he knows how dangerous the Daleks are, which is aptly demonstrated in this episode when the Dalek kills hundreds of people, and the Dalek makes it quite clear it wants to wipe out humanity. Rose tries to give the moral judgement, except she doesn't know about the Daleks, so this is out of ignorance. Later, she is terrified of the Daleks and shows no remorse on wiping them out (apparently).