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Into The Dalek BBC Synopsis

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The BBC have released the official story synopsis for Into the Dalek, the second episode of Series 8.

A Dalek fleet surrounds a lone rebel ship, and only the Doctor can help them now… with the Doctor facing his greatest enemy, he needs Clara by his side.

Confronted with a decision that could change the Daleks forever he is forced to examine his conscience. Will he find the answer to the question, am I a good man?

It airs Saturday 30 August.

UPDATE: Time confirmed for 7.30pm to 8.15pm on BBC One.

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The Finn
The Finn

From the first half I think this is my most anticipated.

Master Michael Moon
Master Michael Moon

'Confronted with a decision that could change the Daleks forever he is forced to examine his conscience'...  This sounds strangely similar to Victory of the Daleks...


Polyphase
Polyphase

I hope it's as different as it sounds although I can see shades of Genesis

Mercy Reborn2
Mercy Reborn2

I think it could be a scary episode, a lone ship surrounded by daleks would be frightening, I hope the Daleks are scary again, maybe we will find out more about the doctors hatred of them

A Friend of the Ood
A Friend of the Ood

After Asylum of the Daleks, I'm glad the Dalek episode was written by someone other than Moffat.

Scott1996
Scott1996

This is the episode that I'm most eager to see, typical that I'm going to Amsterdam at 1 that day, oh well I think I'll be pretty distracted, guess it would be quite sad to leave my friends to watch it in my room...

Distilledoreo
Distilledoreo

If anyone from the US is wondering, Into the Dalek (and I'm assuming the rest of the series) airs at 9:00 PM EST.

NineTenElevenTwelve
NineTenElevenTwelve

I think the Daleks should get a LONG rest after this episode. They've been used way too much throughout New Who to the point that them appearing doesn't have as much of an impact as it should. I'll admit that I'm looking forward to this episode as it has a fresh idea for a Dalek story and I'm interested in seeing how Capaldi's Doctor reacts to his greatest enemy. But, after this, I think the BBC should wait a couple series before bringing the Daleks back.

Venawesomeo
Venawesomeo

"...with the Doctor facing his greatest enemy, he needs Clara by his side." 

Why? She's not that important. 



Antee991166
Antee991166

I wonder if we'll have a standard time for airing each episode this year. I remember when it used to be on 7pm, every Saturday, whereas for the last few years it feels like the times have moved around week to week.

Planet of the Deaf
Planet of the Deaf

It'll be interesting what slots the BBC gives the programme once Strictly Come Dancing starts, as that's also a massively popular BBC Saturday evening programme

Doctor When
Doctor When

I hope we have some 50 minute episodes this series too make up for the loss of one episode.


Scootersfood
Scootersfood

I wish instead of using Cyberman and Daleks super often that they would use some other aliens that have barely been used, but have great potential. Personally I think the Krillitanes had so much potential and I am really hoping for a return in the future. 

supermoff
supermoff

The update is a fantastic bit of news! I love how the BBC are giving Doctor Who slightly later timeslots now; coupled with the approach of Autumn, it should lead to dark, atmospheric viewing, and also shows the BBC's confidence in the show in what is effectively a prime time slot (though this will mean that the show will probably start to compete with the X Factor when said talent show abomination returns later this month). 

Don't Blink
Don't Blink

Let's hope the 7:30 slot is regular for episodes 2-12.

Matthewfupp
Matthewfupp

@NineTenElevenTwelve I think it's fine using Daleks a lot, I'm just glad that they aren't killing all the Daleks every time they appear, only to bring them back a season later fully resurrected. I think that's truly overusing them.

BigDaddyAW19
BigDaddyAW19

The BBC have to use the Daleks every year otherwise they lose the rights to them from the Terry Nation Estate.

Komsknikov1
Komsknikov1

@NineTenElevenTwelve How come i feel like they have not been used at all? Maybe because in every episode they are in it does not focus on the bloody Dalek. Also i seem to be in a minority that feel the Asylum of the Daleks is a lazy abomination of an episode.

twoheartsonemind
twoheartsonemind

Do you mean "she" as in just Clara? Or companions in general?

Because either way Clara's pretty important, especially with the Doctor facing the Daleks, who he hates, which could lead him to make some very bad decisions. Besides, in one of her lives Clara's been turned into a Dalek, so that makes for an interesting story.

supermoff
supermoff

She's the impossible girl. She's very important :P

TheCapaldiMasterplan
TheCapaldiMasterplan

@Doctor When Episodes 2 to 5 (and presumably beyond) are 50 minute episodes. Why the time slot is 45 minutes though, now that is a mystery.

Drwho91
Drwho91

@Doctor When Deep Breath is on for 75 minutes which is 30 minutes longer an a normal episode therefore we are only missing 15 minutes which i can imagine is been shared out over the other episodes where required or just not at all. Old Rusty (RTD) said episode 13 was always a stretch in schedules and thats why Doctor/Companion lite episodes came around to fit it all in



supercyberlumic
supercyberlumic

Personally, I think the Daleks should be given a 2 year rest at least after this episode. Then, the Daleks should pop up as a surprise, like they used to in the classic era, or have an absolutely brilliant episode that redefines the Daleks.

I want to be surprised when the Daleks turn up- and I want to be on my edge of my seat, thinking about whether it's going to be the Doctor that wins or the Daleks.

pyroclasticflow
pyroclasticflow

@Scootersfood I love seeing the Daleks but I'd also like seeing more of the Krillitanes. Also, bring back some Raxacoricofallapatorians (yes, I have that name memorized lol)!

MrRazza, General Rogue Timelord Identifier
MrRazza, General Rogue Timelord Identifier

@supermoff I hope it does. It absolutely trounced the X Factor for the 50th and there's no reason why it shouldn't continue to beat it now. The "talent" show is already in steep decline (they're resurrecting Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole for it... desperate times and all that) and this would help add some nails to its coffin.

Maybe that's what makes the 12th Doctor so dark, he is gripped in a final bitter struggle against said abomination"

Stradiwhovius
Stradiwhovius

@supermoff The dreaded returns on the 30th with Tracheotomy of the Daleks. Fortunately, I think The X Factor is getting nearer to its end than the beginning. The fans who cry "it's a fix" every single series appear to be finally flocking away.

TheCapaldiMasterplan
TheCapaldiMasterplan

@Komsknikov1 @NineTenElevenTwelve Erm, what? Dalek, Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways, Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks, The Stolen Earth/Journey's End, Victory of the Daleks and Asylum of the Dalek don't 'focus on the bloody Dalek'?!

Ottoman14
Ottoman14

The two often go hand in hand. If series 7 episodes had been longer & had space to breathe, the quality of those stories would have improved

Doctor When
Doctor When

I just want a series of great episodes. No bad ones like there has been at least one in the last seven series.


Doctor When
Doctor When

Like Big Brother its becoming a thing of the past wich sadly means the episode Bad Wolf has become very dated.


pyroclasticflow
pyroclasticflow

@TheBeast101 You're certainly welcome to that opinion, but I'm a woman. Since when is having a bad opinion about a character's role tantamount to sexism?

TheCapaldiMasterplan
TheCapaldiMasterplan

@Doctor When Big Brother is the only show in that episode that's still running. Stars in Their Eyes finished ages ago, as did that Trinny and Susannah show and I think the Weakest Link is no longer repeated on a BBC channel.