By user12625760 on May 02, 2005
I'm really not sure about the Dalek's having a softer side. Yes a gooey slimy inside but not a softer side that is swayed by questions of their purpose in the space time continuum. They exist to have a sink plunger for one arm and a whisk for the other, only one eye on a stalk and to exterminate things, preferably while saying the word exterminate a lot.
However I found the Dalek episode thoroughly enjoyable and it was clearly very frightening for the kids. I'm just glad that since The Dr is a Time Lord we may meet up with the Daleks in future episodes which would be in their past unless any more have fallen through holes in time.
We will gloss over the details of how dumb it would be to put the keypad that controls the door on the inside of the cell, and having made that mistake allowing a Dalek to have an infinite number of tries in a second with the sink plunger to guess the code. What they needed was a Java card.
The Dalek itself was more impressive than past versions, including being able to hover to get around the age old “I'll just go upstairs” to escape you trick.