Kingpin wrote: ↑June 13th, 2019, 1:52 am
Slimered wrote: ↑June 12th, 2019, 4:25 pmAre you kidding? Resolution was one of the greatest Dalek stories of all time. It's up there with 2005's 'Dalek' for me. I'm dead serious. A Dalek cut into three bits not being dead and having the ability to teleport and put itself back together from three different parts of the globe? Able to construct a shell with weapons from the contents of a scrap yard? And use that DIY shell to completely wipe the floor with the army, but is sufficiently damaged by a fancy microwave?
The greatest Dalek stories will always be:
Remembrance of the Daleks
Genesis of the Daleks
Resolution is the poorest written and executed Dalek story I believe I've ever seen. I hate to say this, but the Peter Cushing "Dr. Who" movies were better Dalek stories compared to it.
I'm never going to say it's better than the three Dalek stories you listed, but I absolutely believe it's on par with 2005's Dalek. It did a very similar thing in showing how one Dalek on its own is dangerous and doesn't need a whole army to become a major threat.
The stuff with the Kaled mutant possessing Lin, and later Aaron Sinclair, was very creepy, and that car chase was one of the best action sequences in the new series.
As for your flaws, I don't see them that way. Point one, it's a Dalek. One of the most advanced species in the Whoniverse and a species who previously fought a Time War with the Doctor's own race. For a species who waged war in time, it makes perfect sense that through the archaeologists reactivating one of the pieces they found it would be able to piece itself back together in that way.
The second point - well, the Doctor managed to make a Sonic Screwdriver using only Sheffield steel. The Dalek just made itself a shell and used weapons that were already at the location. If we can accept the former, then we can also the latter.
The third point: it was only The Dalek travel machine that was destroyed by the microwave. They made a point of showing the Kaled mutant itself survived, and it took a whole supernova (nearly claiming Ryan's Dad in the process) for it to finally be defeated.
Chibnall went to great lengths to show that one Dalek is virtually unstoppable, and I don't see what more anybody could have possibly expected of him.