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Doctor Who Story 161 – Dalek


I can’t believe Adam is considered a companion and I have to list him in the tags.

It’s in 2012. The future… or so I thought. Damn, it’s now 2021. I’m old.

Guards show up and point guns at you, you say to your alien companion “someone’s collecting aliens, that makes you exhibit A.” What a stupid and dangerous thing to say. They don’t know he’s alien.

Metaltron is a terrible name.

I remember this episode being a huge deal.

The Dalek is so sad when he says, “I am alone in the universe.”

The guy says that the lock has a billion possible combinations. The Doctor replies that a Dalek can calculate a thousand billion combinations in a second flat. Okay so the American is probably saying a billion representing 1,000,000,000, aka, what us North Americans call a billion. The Doctor says, a thousand billion, which implies a thousand million is not a billion, so 1,000,000,000,000,000 combinations per second, or in North American a quadrillion. However, the entry key has 8 digits, and it’s not alphanumeric or hexadecimal, it’s decimal, which means 100,000,000 combinations. 100 million. So what the hell is the tech saying when he says it a billion combinations. Now not only does the Dalek not just force its way out of there, it uses the key pad. Which to me means it’s punching in 00000000 then 00000001, etc. However, he might be able to type 1,000,000,000,000,000 combinations per second, the computer, no matter how advanced of a computer he has in 2012 is going to be accept that many key presses that quickly.

So my guess is the combination is set to 00000000.

“It just absorbed the entire internet, it knows everything.”

U.S. Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney did not win the most medals amongst the Fab Five, but her ‘tude-filled face did help make her the most Internet famous. 

After a tumble on her signature event, Maroney had to settle for a silver medal in the vault competition. During the medal ceremony, a photographer snapped a shot that seemed to sum up the gymnast’s feelings about her second place finish. The scowl flipped its way across the web and got ‘Shopped to gold medal glory on the Tumblr McKayla Is Not Impressed and elsewhere. 

President Obama even got in on the unimpressed action recently, solidifying McKayla Is Not Impressed as the meme for 2012.
I Googled top meme of 2012.

It might not have legs to walk up the stairs, but it has a gun still.

I was going to ask what kind of idiot ignores tactical advice from someone who has fought a species, but then I remember that millions of people are ignoring advice to wear a mask from medical professionals.

Emo Dalek.


They had a clip of one of Peter Cushing’s Doctor Who.

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