Dr who is supposed to be a Sci-Fi show and Not a Soap Opera!!:rant:
Again another dissapointment a few flashy CGI effects can't compensate for a Bad story:rant::no::thumbdown:
Sorry, Alpha One, this just shows the typical ignorance of people who pidgeonhole things. Science Fiction is NOT a Genre, no matter how hard hollywood tells you it is. Good science fiction, proper science fiction, is a setting.
My favourite examples are "Forbidden Planet" and "Silent Running". "Forbidden Planet" is a science fiction re-telling of the classic work of fiction "The Tempest" by Shakespear, the setting is science fiction (SF for short) but the story isn't. "Silent Running" is an ecological disaster movie in a SF setting.
"Doctor Who" is exactly what you say it isn't. It IS a soap opera - just one in a SF setting. It always has been about the relationships the doctor has with his companions, and how they all deal with the uncertainty and danger in their lives that is caused by travelling through time and space. The "Nu Who" more than ever. I do, however, agree with you completely when you say that "a few flashy CGI effects can't compensate for a Bad story", and "Asylum" was indeed a very bad story.
However, Asylum was so full of plot holes and irregularities that I believe it does indeed deserve more to be called "Sci-Fi" than "Science Fiction" or "SF". To clarify, SF is about the human condition, how we interact in different situations, or warning us of dangers we as a species may have to face - "The Day After Tomorrow" being a good illustration of this - whilst "Sci-Fi" is all about robots, ray guns, and spaceships. SF is the best it can be, Sci-Fi is the worst, or at least, the laziest. (In my opinion, obviously, yours may vary).
If the Daleks were so keen on not destroying such "Beauty" before the Doctor went down there, the only reason they could have had to do so once he was down there was because they thought it worth doing to destroy the Doctor - so why did they go through with it once he had been wiped from their memories?
And why did the Doctor allow the only truly human Dalek in existence to be destroyed? A Dalek created from a human who had held on to her humanity - including her compassion, pity, etc. A being able to wipe out the memory of the Doctor from every single Dalek in existence could surely have taught them that the only way to ensure their survival, and prevent the Doctor from eventually wiping them out completely, would be to stop attempting to become the only creatures in existence and let other races live in peace.