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1.1 - Blood of the Daleks: Part 1

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Blood of the Daleks
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Reviewed By: Drew VogelReview Date: 11/1/17 7:36 pm
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My only complaint about this story is that the Doctor and Lucie spend so much of it apart. This has an upside, of course, in that it gives us a chance to see how Lucie handles things. Certainly, separating the Doctor from his companion is a tried and true method of making sure the companion is well-served by the story, something which has not always been the case in the history of the program. It works here... Lucie definitely gets plenty to do in her debut outing. The only downside is that it doesn't do much to develop the relationship between the Doctor and Lucie. I think if there's ever a story where the companion should stick close to the Doctor, it's a companion's debut story. Still, Lucie's a terrific character, and Sheridan Smith's performance brings her instantly to life.

The script does a great job with setting, as well. With only a handful of characters and without relying too much on exposition, the script still manages to give the story a very definite sense of place. Listening to this episode, you get a real sense of how desperate and hopeless things have become on Red Rocket Rising. This is important, as otherwise it's difficult to imagine anyone being taken in by the Daleks.

Asha is a terrific character, and Hayley Atwell gives a strong performance, supported by a strong script. Revealing that one character we've never met before is actually another character we've never met at all is a difficult thing to land, but Steve Lyons manages to make it work.
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Reviewed By: Doctor Alec HardyReview Date: 9/1/15 9:13 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The perfect story to introduce the magnificent Lucie Miller. From conspiracies to deceptions, this story has it all. Well, that and it has Paul Mcgann and Daleks. LOTS and LOTS of Daleks! And that guy with the tinfoil hat and the gun. I've forgotten his name... Oh yeah. Thanks above credits! I remember now, that was Tom Cardwell; great character.
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Reviewed By: Doctor13DalekReview Date: 5/30/15 9:41 pm
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Amazingly produced and acted, The only downside that I wish it would have been more suspenseful but all in all a great beginning of anew era for a wonderful doctor and companion and is definitely a 9.5
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Reviewed By: newt5996Review Date: 3/12/15 9:19 pm
1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Although this is only Part One of a Two Part Story it is a very intriguing one. The acting is superb with a darker Eighth Doctor at the helm and Haley Atwell's Asha has an interesting twist near the end of the story. I don't know however why the story is called Blood of the Daleks but the story is only halfway through