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177. Daleks Among Us

Synopsis
AZIMUTH DEPARTMENT OF RE-EDUCATION

REMINDER: TO ALL CITIZENS

There are no Daleks on Azimuth. There have never been Daleks on Azimuth.

Twenty years ago, the Daleks did not invade Azimuth. There was no war. There were no death camps. A man named ‘the Doctor’ did not help liberate Azimuth.

There are no such things as Daleks. They do not exist. There are no Daleks among us.

UPDATE: TO ALL CITIZENS

A strange blue box has not appeared in Monument Plaza. Off-worlders named ‘the Doctor’, ‘Elizabeth Klein’ and ‘Will Arrowsmith’ are not at large in the city. For your own safety, should you not see any of the above, report at once to the Department of Re-education, Azimuth Central.

NEVER REMEMBER
Starring
Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Tracey Childs (Dr Elizabeth Klein), Christian Edwards (Will Arrowsmith)
Written By
Directed By
Ken Bentley

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Review By komodo
Rated 7/10 on 9/22/13 3:50 pm
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
The story is continuity heavy and serves as the third part of the trilogy, not in any way as a stand alone story.

The first episode is rather tedious and in many ways uninteresting as the team arrives on Azimuth where we are introduced to the dalek plot. Daleks again, yawn, and not even interesting ones.

Then at the end of the first epiosde "Mr Spoiler" appears creating an axcellent cliffhanger leading into a very good second episoed. By the thirs episode the tension has petered off again.

There are really two plots here, one involving the daleks and the other Klein's past, neither works well while the continued saga of the persuasion machine again fails to hold my attention. The concept of this device is probably the greatest flaw of the trilogy and the fact it ties the three stories together is what weakens it.

There are some grand moments in this and the main voice are acting well. Tracey Childs does not let anyone down here as she continues quality acting with a well written character. Will has dropped further back into the realm of comedy relief. Again I found too many german accents, though there were better reasons for it this time.

Despite my swag of issues, the second episode was top rate and the well crafted moments were excellent.
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