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Death to the Daleks

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 10/10/17 3:40 am
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Of the three Third Doctor Dalek stories, this is the best. It forces several departures from the typical Dalek formula of the 1960s and 70s as the Daleks are stalled by the planet's defenses and unable to use their energy weapons.

The scenes are visually engaging and often spooky including the power drain on the TARDIS and the utter terror of Sarah and the Doctor encountering the natives in the first episode right up through the final scene. Sara shows strength and determination, though much of the story belongs to the Doctor as a puzzlemaster who finds himself facing relentless Daleks.

Speaking of the Daleks, there are some superb twists in them, particularly many of the scenes of the Daleks being destroyed that work incredibly well.
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Reviewed By: AlfredReview Date: 10/6/15 8:45 am
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A very, very under-rated Dr Who episode. It is all go from the first second, no filler, no plot lags. The opening sequences to part 1 are scary and set the story up well, the action develops rapidly from there with a succession of captivating scenes. The marooning of unfortunate voyagers is a great plot element. The planet of the Exxilons, its inhabitants and its dastardly capital city are all magnificently realised.

A couple of the effects have faults that are typical of 70's TV sci-fi but these do not detract from this most excellent adventure.

Highly recommended.