Why the Doctor Will Always Get Away

I want to start this off by saying that I am definitely Team Doctor and I will always be rooting for him and his companions against all of his adversaries. But, watching some episodes recently I started to wonder how the Doctor is always able to get away since he often finds himself in the hands of his enemies. It seems like nothing more than a minor distraction coupled with a minimal amount of cardiovascular conditioning is necessary for evading all foes of the Doctor.

In season three, episode five, “Evolution of the Daleks”, the Doctor, Martha, and the other New Yorkers have several opportunities to escape from the Daleks on foot and they do with good reason. The Daleks just always seem so limited in their movements it is a wonder how they ever get in position to take over anything.

Enemies like the Cybermen and the Daleks are robotic and have many technological advancements like firing one-shot-kill laser blasts, yet they cannot seem to get the speed to chase down any human being. Again, I’m not rooting for the Daleks or Cybermen or any other enemy of the Doctor, but come on guys. Everyone knows the Doctor likes to run; it is time to adapt people.

Now perhaps most puzzling of all, in the episode I cited above, the Daleks are seen flying into Hooverville to capture the Doctor. Yes, I said flying. Where the heck is that when they are chasing the Doctor any other time. They looked way faster flying than they ever do moving on ground.

Anyways, the Doctor should be thankful most of his enemies couldn’t win a race against a snail.


2 thoughts on “Why the Doctor Will Always Get Away”

  1. I would like to see one episode where the Doctor has to abandon his mission of saving the world. Then the Doctor could go back and save them in a later episode, not the episode right after but maybe one later in the season.


  2. I’ve definitely noticed this as well. While we want the good guys to live, it would be interesting to see the what the Doctor would do in a situation where he cannot easily escape or save the world. Most of his enemies are clearly capable of capturing him, so it wouldn’t be surprising if the Doctor is defeated once or twice.


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