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2.6 - The Dalek Contract

Synopsis
'These creatures have ravaged half the cosmos. They're experts as this kind of thing. Nothing can stand in their way.'

The Doctor and Romana find themselves in the Proxima System, where enigmatic Conglomerate CEO Cuthbert has been conducting his infamous 'experiment'. An experiment which might accidentally rip the universe apart.

Meanwhile, living conditions on Proxima Major have become harsh and hostile. Climate change has turned the landscape into a freezing wasteland and an alien power has condemned much of the population to life inside internment camps. For those still clinging to their freedom, the struggle for survival is now beyond desperate and outsiders such as the Doctor and Romana are only seen as a threat.

What is Cuthbert really up to in the Proxima System, and just how does he expect the dreaded Daleks to fit into his plan?
Starring
Tom Baker (The Doctor), Mary Tamm (Romana), John Leeson (K9), David Warner (Cuthbert), Toby Hadoke (Mr Dorrick), Nicholas Briggs (The Daleks)
Written By
Directed By
Nicholas Briggs

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Review By komodo
Rated 7/10 on 7/23/13 3:48 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Cuthbert is a wonderful character; well written and well played. The chemistry between the Doctor and Romana is beautifully portrayed, perhaps better than ever in this one.

Sadly I found the story to be a bit hollow in this one. It does follow on from the Laan stories, yet it is not necessary to have heard them and it is part of the series end double parter and I think it suffers from not being the right story length for the two episodes.

Perhaps I have been jaded by too mant dalek stories as I didn't find them particularly villainous here. From Romana's point of view, this is her first encounter with them, so for her its okay, but for me it isn't?
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