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But for the love of god why bring back the daleks again? yes okay they're decent villians but they've been completely and utterly destroyed about 4 or 5 times. either kill em off or don't, again stop the bloody yoyo-ing.
This episode wasn't more of the 'yoyo-ing' as you put it; this was the legitimate resurrection of the Daleks. They didn't come back only to be defeated by the doctor, they came back and outsmarted him.

This episode was important in that unlike the other ones of the new series featuring the Daleks, one or a small handfull didn't just barely manage to escape to be the last of the Daleks. They got away with the capability to become strong again, which means they will no longer be on the verge of extinction like before. Its a whole new threat, because sooner or later, there will be more than five of them.


Episode three did just as you said above, it finally made the choice of completely kill them off or don't. not only were they not killed off, but they have a means to rebuild; and that can have terrible repercussions in the times to come.

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Its a whole new threat, because sooner or later, there will be more than five of them.

Episode three did just as you said above, it finally made the choice of completely kill them off or don't. not only were they not killed off, but they have a means to rebuild; and that can have terrible repercussions in the times to come.
And the name of that threat is The New Dalek Empire.The Daleks have the capabilities now to regain the power they had in the old series of Doctor Who, rather then being the last survivors of a dying race.



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Okay fair enough they did make the choice, But it was again a change in in their status, that's the yoyo-ing i was refering to. I do hope that they keep them this time, if only so they don't have to make even more improbable ways to bring them back.

BTW does anyone know where the 2 daleks who were in last weeks episode actually came from?

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Well I must say tonights episode of Doctor Who was amazing. The Weeping Angels are without a doubt the greatest new villain in Doctor Who, and one of the best villains overall, surpassed only by the Daleks in my view. And the beginning with the museum was very funny, the Doctor keeping score.




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Definitely improved with the return to a good script. I'd still rather have seen Eccleston or Tennant playing the part, but the new guy does a tolerable job. I don't want to see the Angels become a regular "enemy" though, I think it would be best if they finished this off and then left it at that. Maybe do another isolated episode in a few seasons time. Some protagonists work best when they only appear briefly, like the mimicking life form when Tennant got trapped on that tour bus. No explanation of how, or why, but very very creepy. Probably rated my second favourite out of Tennant's run.

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I agree that the weeping angels are a fantastic creation, they creep the hell outta me anyway! I thought yesterdays episode was really good and I have to say so far I think Matt Smith is doing a really good job, he certainly had big shoes to fill. I feel he can be a little erratic at times, but I guess he is a little crazy after all he's seen so it's acceptable!
Looking forward to next weeks episode and will never look at statues the same again!!

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Personally i reckon that River is going to be the doctors clone/daughter thing (S4: E6)

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Ye, Sat nights episode was the first one of the new series i REALLY enjoyed... the other (apart from the first one which i thought was ok) have been pretty poor imo, but tbh i dont think its been Smiths fault, more the stories have been a little bit poor. Anyway cant wait for next weeks now!!

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Oi, You! Get back in the line.

I liked her first. Got a 'firm' (fnar! fnar!) spot for redheads. :D

Like Amy, not so keen on Smith.

Will give it time. Still, it is better than watching Stargate: Universe (some of that cast surely traded their professional dignity for bill payments).

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