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1.2 - Blood of the Daleks: Part 2

Synopsis
"The crashed ship. The one Tom Cardwell saw all those years ago. And you borrowed its technology, didn't you? Maybe even found a Dalek or two in the wreckage. Dead, but intact. And you began to turn human beings into creatures like them. You did that? I'm right, arent I?"
Starring
Paul McGann (The Doctor); Sheridan Smith (Lucie Miller); Katrina Olsson (Headhunter); Anita Dobson (Eileen Klint); Kenneth Cranham (Tom Cardwell); Hayley Atwell (Asha); Gerry O'Toole (Lowell); Nicholas Briggs (The Daleks)
Written By
Directed By
Nicholas Briggs

Ratings

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7.7
96 rating(s) submitted

100% (13/13) of raters say this story requires listening to previous stories.

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Reviews

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10 Rated 10/10 on 8/18/10 5:33 pm
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
Even better than Part One for me, I LOVE Lucie!
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Review By MTL
Rated 9/10 on 4/24/11 6:43 am
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
A thrilling climax to the opening story. This feels far more groundbreaking than the previous episode, which was very much designed for scene-setting. But even then it had intersting ideas which are fully developed here. Whether Atwell was aware of her character's similarity to Davros is unclear, nevertheless she still gives a brilliant performance contrasting with the other creator of the Daleks. There is some madness but she still manages to be sympathetic despite the evidence to the contrary.

The antagonistic relationship between the Doctor and Lucie goes to an extreme argument as another Dalek civil war breaks out, but it is not without humour as is brilliantly depicted at the conclusion. The plot is very intriguing, contrasting building tension with full-on warfare. The Daleks are on a high here, as judgemental and unpleasant as ever. Cardwell's brief recollection early on is one of the most effective depictions of the devastation of the Daleks.

In short, a massive step up from the already impressive opener and a sure sign of great things to come.
8
Review By komodo
Rated 8/10 on 6/21/12 10:04 pm
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
I really enjoyed this, but it is not a stand alone episode.

Blood of the daleks is a great four part episode. It introduces Lucie, adds in some mystery, lots of daleks and so on. Had it been a standard 4 parter, I'd give it 9.

But it isn't a four parter, it is two releases which come out as the start of a series of two episode stories, so while its really good, its also misleading on what to expect for the rest of the series while at the same time a failure as neither story stands by themself.

As I said, I loved it.
Reviewer Says: Previous stories required!
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Review By SLRibs
Rated 8/10 on 5/15/11 7:20 am
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
Unlike the majority of the reviews below seem to indicate, I did not find this as good as the first part of this story. There's just something off about this part, and I'm not quite sure what. However, it is still a wholly enjoyable tale and has it's moments, especially picking up in the last fifteen minutes or so.
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Review By Timelord63
Rated 7/10 on 8/29/10 6:05 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Definitely a better episode than part one, a lot more happening here as the story gets up to a good speed. Most of this was very good, but the conclusion disappointingly went slightly wrong for me, feeling both a little out of character for the Doctor at one point and also slightly too easy to wipe out those last Daleks. However, it gets the point back for Klint's brilliant last word :)