"There’s no such thing as a good Dalek, it’s not possible" the Doctor says to a woman who, in one of her millions of reincarnations across time of space, was a Dalek who sacrificed herself to save his life
I fucking know, right? UGH
Moffat is on drugs. Not fun drugs either.
Listen, I’m not going to fault Steven Moffat for failing to reference his own writing, nor am I going to pretend I’m upset that they overlooked Daleks that have been made from humans, since all Dalek-human hybrids end up horrifyingly destroyed (see: the Dalek that got Rose’s genes, the Dalek Emperor’s army of religious zealots, Dalek Sec, Oswin)
Like, I actually really enjoyed this episode, and I don’t really fault the writers for glossing over certain aspects of the mythos. I would have done the same thing, because some of the stuff they’ve come up with in the past 50 years has been, uh, incredibly stupid, and if they adhered to it entirely, the show would be unwatchable. I just thought it was funny from an in-universe point of view, given the participants in the conversation
I actually agree with you. I think it only bugs me because he is saying it to Clara. As Eleven he called her “souffle girl” and as Twelve it’s like he completely forgot. Even when things go all wibbly wobbly and things change, The Doctor is usually still aware on some level. It just seems weird, like it’s too soon, even with a regeneration.
Plus, I’m feeling strangely critical of Moffat today. Even though I have liked the first two episodes of this series, especially some of the dialogue.
In all fairness, Clara IS the impossible girl. So it’s fitting I suppose.