Film and TV

Exterminate: 5 Songs For the Daleks

Note to my fellow Whovians: This is being written in the past, so I have no idea how much then-me will have enjoyed the first episode of the season (now). If you want to read what I will have thought you can see that at this link, but please pop back over here and let then me know in the comments what now-me said so I can have already amended it.

Wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey... you know how it is.

This morning I was/will be woken up the way I get woken up the same way I'm woken up every morning I think I'm going to get to sleep in. That would be to the harsh electronic screaming of "YOU ARE AN ENEMY OF THE DALEKS! YOU WILL BE DESTROYED" that comes out of the tiny plush Dalek my toddler sleeps with. She's in love with the thing both because Daleks are awesome, and because it's pretty effective in getting her father up to come turn on the cartoon-producing machine.

Needless to say, Daleks and Doctor Who are big in our house, and I couldn't be happier that the psychotic pepperpots will be returning after a long hiatus since Series 5. Though I have no doubt that they'll end up much like always, dead at the hands of one unattractive man in a bow tie and possibly an improbable hat, it's always fun when they're around. This week's playlist is dedicated to them.

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Jef Rouner is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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