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Day of the Daleks

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Reviewed By: TheBigChurroReview Date: 5/10/17 11:06 pm
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One of my personal favorite stories but I'm not sure why, it seems rather cleverly simple. But it just works, if you own the DVD I would recommend the Special Edition version because Nick Briggs is the man :P
Even though the man hated working with them, Pertwee just goes with the Daleks, I love all the Pertwee Dalek stories, and believe they are all very underrated. I would say Day of the Daleks is the one that needs to be watched the most, the 4-episode plot is the perfect length, it flies by on some viewings.
The Ogrons are great concepts, somewhat iconic now personally and would love to see them implemented into NewWho.
But overall, its UNIT versus the Daleks, gotta love it :P
Definitely one I would recommend from the Pertwee/UNIT era :)
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 3/29/15 10:20 am
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The Daleks make their return to Doctor Who make their first appearance in about five years in this episode as Doctor Who's 9th Season kicks off.

It begins by presenting the Doctor and Jo an intriguing mystery of a diplomat who was attacked by a man dressed as a guerilla, who is found by UNIT, and then disappears from the ambulance.

Overall, it's an intriguing premise that does bring back the Doctor's old enemies as the Daleks have now discovered time travel, but they aren't the ones who cause a time paradox that only the Doctor can fix it.

Pertwee has to carry this story in a few places. He's great, particularly in the action bits. In one scene, he's attacked while carrying a glass of wine, takes out his attacker and then returns to his wine. Now, that's poise. Aubrey Woods also pulls off a memorable performance as the Controller, a collaborator with the Daleks who is a strong character.

The weak spot here are Jo Grant, who is played as very, very dim and finds herself a dupe of the Daleks. The Dalek voices are also pretty bad and would be replaced by the next Dalek series in Season 10.

Still, Pertwee's acting and a decent plot twist at the end save this one.