The latest Doctor Who novelization, “Dalek,” based on the Christopher Eccleston story, shows that the Doctor unwittingly fathered a Dalek.
In a fun twist, Doctor Who discovered that the Doctor turned into a father – to that which he believed was the last of the Daleks. There are not any love lost between both the physician and the Daleks; he had been present on the day that they were created, sent by the Time Lords to block it.
His actions in”Genesis of the Daleks” triggered the Time War, but the Physician’s contempt for the Daleks would surpass the Daleks’ hatred for anybody else.
Ultimately, it was the Doctor who resisted the shot in the end of the Time War. He used an antique Time Lord weapon to move Gallifrey from ordinary space-time, as noticed in”The Day of the Doctor,” with the Daleks exterminating each other if their shorts jumped the disappearing world.
The Daleks, sadly, perished. In the correctly called Christopher Eccleston story”Dalek,” that the Doctor found just one Dalek held captive on Earth. This is widely regarded as one of the better Dalek episodes of modern Doctor Who, and an official novelization – written by the story’s writer, Robert Shearman – was recently released by the BBC.
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Some of the scenes in the novelization of”Dalek” is in the view of this Dalek itself. This is the first time a Dalek – or, instead, one which is not misfiring – has been treated as a person in its own right on Doctor Who. As such, the view is entirely fascinating because it shows that Dalek troopers were created with jagged versions of familiar needs.
A Dalek seeks a father figure, but just like Dalek needs, this demand has been twisted to the point where the Dalek believes any commanding officer as its father. Dalek troops are bred with just two commands in your mind: follow and exterminate.
This provides the incident’s priorities for the only Dalek. Its main aim is to pursue orders, without which its very existence is meaningless; this corresponds perfectly with previous Dalek betrayals, particularly in the Sylvester McCoy period, once the Doctor persuaded one Dalek it had been the last of its type, and it self-destructed without orders. In the Eccleston narrative, the Dalek goes to great lengths to find evidence that other lands of its race exist, but there’s no trace of these; it is alone.
And this is the point where the novelization gets into its own. The Dalek is looking for a father figure, which it interprets as someone willing and ready to give it requests. Its mind has crumbled by this point, driven mad by its feeling of alienation and the genetic impurities it has absorbed from the physician’s roommate Rose Tyler, and it’s concentrated its attention on the Doctor himself.
After the Dalek orders the Doctor to give it orders, then the monster is pleading with the physician to accept the role of daddy. He refuses this, an act of considerably greater importance than he could comprehend at the time. Instead, the Dalek turns to Rose and orders her to give it one final command: to remove itself.
The Doctor had temporarily become a father figure to the Dalek before rejecting the role; nonetheless, Rose is possibly the first mother to a Dalek in Doctor Who’s history.