Christopher, on Jul 11 2007, 01:40 PM, said:
VulcanMaster, on Jul 10 2007, 11:14 PM, said:
I think that you may be psychoanalyzing them to deeply and subscribing emotions to them that they may not possess. The only emotion that the average Dalek has is hate. That’s it, hate. No self doubt, no fear, no insecurity etc.
You're contradicting yourself. Hate is what you get when you combine fear with anger. You can't hate something you don't feel threatened by.
Can you really say that hate is a combination of fear and anger, the same way you can say that the color purple is a combination of the colors blue and red? Is it really that much of an exact science? As a career author you probably know more about human psychology than I do, so I’ll take your word for it...
Is a human model of psychology applicable to a Dalek though? Maybe, maybe not. It has been speculated in the new show (not confirmed) that on some level the Daleks may experience a "spark of fear". One thing is for sure, when Davros created the Dalek race, he set out to remove all emotions from them including fear so that only hate (pure unadulterated hate) remained. Any Dalek from that era that showed any indication at all that it was experiencing fear or compassion etc would, most likely, not have been considered fit to be called a Dalek, and been exterminated.
DWF, on Jul 11 2007, 10:40 AM, said:
I hope not that might see a return of Davros.
Why? Davros should've IMO remained dead after Genesis Of The Daleks the new series has no need for him in it.
Why do I want him back? Firstly, the Daleks are practically extinct so if Davros did somehow survived the time war (and lets face it, the guy is
a survivor), then who better than their creator to give them a new lease of life? I don't know what they would call that particular story though, they've already done "Resurrection Of The Daleks". Perhaps they could call it Re
resurrection Of The Daleks - is that an actual word?
Secondly, myself and a growing number of old-school Dalek fans are appalled by the new direction that RTD has taken the Daleks. The last couple of times that we've seen them they've either been deranged religious fanatics, or The Cult Of
Skaro - don't even get me stared on them. Davros's children have gone astray, and if you ask me, they need their creator now, more than ever.
Edited by VulcanMaster, 12 July 2007 - 07:38 AM.
This statement is illogical, since all SIGNATURES are.