Sunday, 6 July 2008
Exterminieren! Sie sind jetzt ein Gefangener der Daleks!
Dr Who Series 4 Epsiode 13.
Oh excellent: German-talking Daleks! And so good of the Daleks to announce in the native language of the locals that they are about to be exterminated! Of course, there is not really such a verb in German as 'exterminieren'. My dictionary gives the correct verb as ausrotten, so the Dalek's really should have been shouting 'Rotten Sie aus!' (if they were being polite). I guess having attempted conquering the multi-verse they didn't have enough time to get to grips with separable verbs.
Anyway, a thrilling action-packed final episode to a series that had it's high points (Silence in the Library/ Forest of the Dead) but was otherwise IMHO not as good as previous series. Russell T Davies presumably wanted to remind us of his legacy before he left, by bringing all his characters together and tying all the flapping story-lines up neatly. Perhaps too neatly, as the plot resolutions did seem very contrived. Davies has also left nothing for his successor Steven Moffat to pick up on to achieve a satisfying plot arc. Except that actor David Tennant is still the Doctor. Thank goodness he didn't regenerate as he was hyped to do. Well, not regenerate in the usual way (I knew that hand was going to be part of it!) and really it did seem like a deus ex machina (one of many in this episode!).
Best of all though, finally and irrevocably we get rid of Catherine Tate!
(And I said she was a Timelord! (well, not really)).