Saturday, August 04, 2007

Pointless Question #5

You've been captured by Daleks. You're their legendary foe who always comes up with some clever way of thwarting their plans for universal domination. They're equipped with a death ray, nigh-impenetrable armor, and a plunger that somehow works as a multitool.

Why don't they just shoot you?

12 comments:

Joshua said...

Well, if they ever actually achieved universal domination, what would they do? Take up knitting?

So obviously they're going to let me live long enough to foil their plans.

Tom Foss said...

Look, they get as far as "Exterminate," they just don't ever quite make it to "how."

Or, perhaps it's because, at the end of my last life, I go into the distant past and genetically lobotomize their common ancestor, eliminating its ability to come up with succinct plans. It's the "Bill and Ted" method of time-travel success.

Anonymous said...

Because they're absolutely terrified of what you might do to them if you survive, or even if you die - even the barest hint of you having some kind of plan is enough to panic them.

JanieBelle said...

They're ascared o' Kate.

Anonymous said...

Well why would they just out and out kill you when they can humiliate/imprison/try to convert you to their side/try to get the Secret Information from you by threatening you or the people closest to you?

"Throw him in the pit of eternal bleakness, which will BREAK HIS SPIRIT! Hahahaha!"

Look they are a bunch of thugs trying to take over the universe. They aren't exactly right in the head.

Lifewish said...

Because I use cunning reverse psychology to make them think I want them to shoot me. In the spirit of item #77 on the evil overlord list, this will give them serious pause for thought.

Infophile said...

Because I'm Immune to Bullets.

stogoe said...

Because the Laws of Narrative are stronger and more immutable than even the fundamental nature of reality.

Infophile said...

Fool! Narrativium is the fundamental basis of reality.

Iskra said...

Oh, you'll wish they had... once they finish with you DUN DUN DUNNNNNN

Jonathan said...

The Daleks 1) fear the Time Lords and 2) have a treaty with the Time Lords. As time is of little consideration to Time Lords, I don't expect the treaty to have time constraints on it.

mythusmage said...

Job security. They kill the Doctor they'll be able to conquer the universe. Their job done they'll be replaced by the administrative model. A retired dalek is an unhappy dalek.