Last night was the new episode of Doctor Who, "Asylum of the Daleks," & from the moment I saw a girl putting up boards to keep out the Daleks, I knew something was up. So did the Doctor; besides the easy "eggs...eggs...eggsterminate...EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE!" joke, there was the Doctor's wondering how Oswin got the eggs for her souffle. How did she? Well...you know. Anyhow, Jenny invited fordmadoxfraud over to watch it with us, they made fun of me because I can't pronounce "achiote," then they failed to know what it is let alone how to correctly say it & then we got down to business. The verdict? I'm sure haters are going to hate, but I liked it. The Ponds were really a footnote to this episode, but it is important to note that the genius with the pretty hair is going to be the new companion. The actress anyway; she was called "Oswin" here & the new companion is supposed to be named "Clara" but then, making the jump to "Clara Oswin" isn't that difficult, either. So. Daleks have a parliamentary government system & a loose hivemind? I like those creeps more & more. The bit with the dancing Daleks was easily one of the best moments of the episode. The bit of deus ex machina at the end-- god from the machine, how do you say "god from the box" in Latin?-- was trite, but as I often say, I don't mind trite & clever in Doctor Who. It is a fable, & thus utterly allowed. No, more than that; demanded.
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