So I’m watching Dalek, the Dr Who episode where Christopher Eccleston’s Doctor comes face to face with the last remaining dalek imprisoned in a basement by a mad billionaire collector. And, as daleks do, it escapes and a lot of redshirts get killed trying to stop it with bullets.
I mean, you’ve just watched all your colleagues get zapped and all their bullets bounce off it, but still you carry on firing? There’s a bullshit line from the Doctor about the dalek being protected by a force field and if they concentrate their power they *might* get through, but really? Does no-one think laterally?
What would you do if faced by a dalek?
Chuck a blanket or your coat or something over its eyestalk?
Drop a five ton weight on top of it?
Pump concrete into the room where it is till it’s encased?
Good grief, arm all your soldiers with cans of silly string and spray it till it disappears under a giant multi-coloured ball of string …
But don’t just keep firing bullets at it when you can see that it doesn’t work, OK? Feel free to leave further suggestions in comments.