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129. Plague of the Daleks

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Reviewed By: mrsaxonReview Date: 10/6/18 10:37 am
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Unlike some of my fellow reviewers, I rather enjoyed this one. Yes, it has the unsurprising Dalek reveal but then that is priced into the commodity given the title. What is pleasing is that the reveal comes at the end of episode 2 (rather than 1) allowing the world of the future Stockbridge to be explored unencumbered by the usual convoluted Dalek plan. Despite the latter, I just thought this was rather easy to listen to, established an unnverving atmosphere, and a had decent level of mystery early on.

There seems to be echoes of this story in Moffat’s Asylum of the Dalek. Is it me, or does the Grand Moff often take his ideas from a Big Finish audio?

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 8/18/18 4:49 am
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After two strong releases, Plague of the Daleks brings the Stockridge trilogy to an underwhelming conclusion. Most of the play is paint by numbers Dalek stories including an episode 2 cliffhanger with the reveal that it's the Daleks despite the name of the Daleks being in the title and the Daleks being on the cover. This story suffers from a convoluted and often irrational plot, annoying guest characters (the exception being Keith Barron as Isaac Barkley) and very stilted dialogue. The final episode had a lot of going for emotional payoffs that weren't earned.
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Reviewed By: St. XtoferReview Date: 3/11/16 5:50 pm
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Here's a hint: When your big reveal in episode 2 is that the Daleks are behind everything, it kind of blows it when you call the story 'Blah Blah of the Daleks' and put them on the cover. Anyway...

The Daleks have an unnecessarily convoluted plan. The Doctor does some jiggery-pokery. Nyssa gets separated and does Nyssa shit. To her credit, she doesn't get possessed or hypnotized. The Daleks have human slaves/allies. One of them touchingly sacrifices themselves. It's your bog standard Dalek story. Nothing wrong with it if you're into that sort of thing but by episode 4 my attention was waning pretty seriously. Oh, and it's got zombies in it for no particularly sensible reason. Whoopity-do.

And, okay, this happens in probably 80% of Dalek stories and this one is guilty of it as well so I'm just going to address it here: Why the hell don't they just shoot the Doctor on sight? How many hundreds of times have they had the Doctor at their mercy and instead of shooting him they stand around and talk shit, make threats, decide he has info they need, decide they need to compel him to help them or for some reason or another prolong killing him at least long enough for him to come up with some way to completely screw their day up. And no matter how many times those tactics blow up in their faces, they keep doing it. If I were the Dalek Supreme or whatever I think I'd just issue a standing order: "Kill the Doctor on sight. Immediately. Do not talk to him. Do not spare him, no matter what you think you need him for. Even if it completely blows your mission. Just. Fucking. Shoot. Him. Otherwise, he will screw up your day. Be the hero. Shoot. Waif for him to get up, then shoot him again. When he stops getting up, continue shooting him until back-up arrives."
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Reviewed By: YorickReview Date: 5/31/15 4:39 pm
2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

I went into this expecting the worst after hearing a lot of negativity towards it. Negativity that was unfounded. This was a very enjoyable story and a good end for the trilogy.