Monster of the Day #565

“…and now the only way the Doctor can save the galaxy, and his son’s love, is by going OVER THE TOP.”

  • Ericb

    Damn, I wanted to do the Over-The-Top joke.

  • Flangepart

    The Dr. wins the first round of ‘push the button’, but can he repeat that feat?

  • Gamera977

    ‘Pull my finger Doctor… I DARE YOU!!!’

    Davros was great here, not so great when he started popping up in pretty much every single Dalek episode from here on. Loved the scene where the Doctor asked him if he could release a microbe that would wipe out all other life in the universe and Davros started ranting about how it would make him like a god… really chilling scene.

  • Ericb

    “Damn you, but it DOES soften your hands while you do the dishes! You WILL dip your hands into the Palmolive”!
    The Mirror Universe Madge isn’t quite as personable as our version.

  • Toby Clark

    As much as I wish Davros had stayed dead after Genesis, resurrecting him was worth it just for the “Unimaginable power! Unlimited Rice Pudding! Et cetera! Et cetera!” scene from Remembrance.

    Plus, he was used pretty well in Journey’s End: “The man who abhors violence, never carrying a gun, but this is the
    truth, Doctor: you take ordinary people and you fashion them into
    weapons… behold your Children of Time, transformed into murderers. I
    made the Daleks, Doctor, you made this. … The Doctor, the man who keeps running, never looking back because he
    dare not, out of shame. This is my final victory, Doctor. I have shown
    you yourself.”

  • Ericb

    Weil they probably had run out of ideas for plain Dalek stories so horning in Davros gave them somewhat of a second wind though they pretty much reduced the Daleks to generic minions in the process.

  • Gamera977

    Yeah, there were some good Davros episodes. I thought the episode where the Daleks were digging him up to resurrect him as a secret weapon against the Movellians. Just seemed like everytime you saw the Daleks from that point onward they always had Davros leading them.

    I liked having him come back as a surprise in ‘Journey’s End’ – I wish they’d done more like that. Always struck me as pretty self-righteous in the Doctor’s constant railing about how violence never solves anything while his butt gets saved time and time again by people willing to get their hands dirty.