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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 9/16/15 6:23 pm
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This story finds the Daleks sending out an Execution squad to pursue the Doctor and his Companions through time and space.

Overall, this story has a lot to offer if you appreciate the lighter Doctor Who stories. In fact it's got a lot of humor and goofiness for a Terry Nation story. The story has a similar format to Nation's Season 1 story, "Keys of Marinus" with multiple mini-stories working into the serialized adventure. This leads to a variety of settings from aliens worlds to a haunted house, and the Mary Celeste.

You have a time television that can view anywhere in time and space, Peter Purves making his Doctor Who debate as a comedy Alabama comedy and the battle between Dracula and the Daleks we've all been waiting for. The cast has great chemistry and there are so many wonderful moments such as the Doctor and Barbara sun bathing, with the Doctor singing.

There's some stuff that doesn't quite work, but far more than that does. This story is the swan song for Ian and Barbara as Companions and it's a fitting finale that that reminded us viewers why we loved these characters.
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Reviewed By: QuartzLightReview Date: 7/28/12 3:51 am
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I'm suprised by how many negative reviews this story gets. I think it's got a mix of feelings in it, horror,adventure etc. A brilliant display of acting by all, and a classic Dalek chase is just what I need to brighten my day. I give it 8/10.
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Reviewed By: templetongateReview Date: 5/18/12 2:59 pm
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I want to like this more than I do. It's stuffed full with comedy (ish), horror (ish), high concepts (ish) and what - in context - must have been the best kind of episodic runarounds. But...ugh. I want more from Ian and Barbara's final days. Not sure what, exactly, (okay: all of it in modern earth, crazed schoolkids, forgiving headmaster...possibly a Hand of Omega) but more than contrivances that don't quite work or feel aimed at slow 7 year olds.

Horror fairground: B-
Hywel Bennett and pals: B
Purves 1: E
Doctor 2: pfff, really? I know TVs were smaller than my shoe in the '60s, but really??
Purves 2: A
Mechanoids: blurbleblurble

The final battles are glorious, the Marie Celeste has a touch of the Pompadores about it, but everyone feels on panto mode.

Anyway, goodbye to Chubberton and Babs. Don't grow old, eh?
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