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3.6 - The Future

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Reviewed By: Drew VogelReview Date: 7/27/17 8:19 pm
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The way we left things after the previous episode was that our heroes were racing to Velyshaa to get evidence about the Daleks that they could use to convince the Galactic Union to mobilize for war. This episode opens with Mietok telling Selestru that he's sufficiently convinced, based on the information he found in a search of Selestru's files. You can safely turn this story off when the theme music starts, because it's all over. It doesn't matter whether or not the Wardens, Tarkov, and Galanar make it to Velyshaa or not.

And it's a good thing, too, because the rest of the story is a bit ambiguous. They reach Velyshaa and get the necessary information, and Elaria says that she transmitted it, but later she suggests that maybe she was lying and she didn't really transmit it at all. (Elaria's true loyalties are one of the major themes of the episode.) We never find out one way or the other. The Daleks don't seem to be particularly concerned about it either. I'm left wondering what exactly this whole saga was even for. In retrospect, not a single character achieved anything at all to frustrate the Daleks' plans. Absolutely nothing. Their plan was to start a plague, cure it, use the cure to create more Daleks, and use those Daleks to invade the Galactic Union, and that's exactly what they're going to do. Nothing any of the heroes does has any effect on their plan whatsoever.

The episode ends with Galanar making a grand speech to the Dalek Supreme about how humans will always be better than the Daleks. Was anyone listening to this ever in any serious doubt on that point? Of course humans are better than the Daleks. That's why it would be bad for Daleks to conquer and destroy them. That's not a very compelling theme. Well there's "friendship". That's the cornerstone of Galanar's pro-human argument. But Galanar's friendship with Tarkov happens entirely in this episode. It really comes down to just one scene. It's a very nice scene, admittedly, but it's a hard to hang a six-part epic on a friendship between two character that's only barely established in the sixth episode.

So that's another series of "Dalek Empire" that falls apart at the end because the story doesn't make any sense. Once again, it's got good characters, and it's pretty entertaining as it goes along, but it just doesn't add up to much.

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 10/8/16 5:56 pm
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An action packed and emotional conclusion that has all our heroes risking all to get the information back to the Galactic Union. The story has superb action as well as some intriguing emotional elements. The series has a very open ended conclusion and I do have to admit that while I've enjoyed most of the series, I do fear this is a case where the whole is less than the sum of the parts.
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Reviewed By: traves8853Review Date: 1/2/16 5:58 pm
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More trust issues and Siy tries to get more evidence for Selestru to present to the Galactic Federation as they near the brink of war. A very action packed finale. I would say this series lacked the great ideas that made the first two so enjoyable. The idea of Daleks turning humans into Daleks was introduced in the Colin Baker TV serial: Revelation of the Daleks. The ending is brutal but a nice lead into the next series. Although, the human race becoming like Daleks is quite reminiscent of the Cyberman series.
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Reviewed By: newt5996Review Date: 2/19/15 5:57 pm
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Definitely keeping up the quality from Part Five, but The Future concludes the story on a very open ended note. It introduces really good ideas like humans turning into Daleks, but sadly doesn't do as much with it to make it worthwhile and the story is a boring story with little motivation to relisten.