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3.5 - Evolution of the Daleks

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Reviewed By: NewWorldreviewsReview Date: 9/29/17 10:17 pm
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Evolution Of The Daleks continues the mess that Daleks In Manhattan started, and brings it to a pretty limp conclusion. It doesn't build upon the ideas that the first part presents: rather, it just continues to juggle several ideas, and fail to bring them to a satisfactory pay-off.

The idea of a human/Dalek hybrid is a great one, but that's all tempered by one major flaw in the story: the design is terrible. It just looks awful, and I'm genuinely amazed bits of it were allowed on television. It doesn't help that Raynor doesn't do anything novel with this concept. Sure, it's novel to be doing it at all with the Daleks, but it's clich├ęd to the point of impotence. 'The human-Dalek starts to feel emotion things, and the other Daleks betray him'. Oh please. And, at the end of the story, we're back where we started. Sure, the Daleks are now even closer to extinction, but neither the Doctor nor the Daleks have learned anything. And nothing's changed. For a story that seems like it planned to revolutionise and change the Daleks, nothing really seems to have changed by the end.

Sure, the same problems from the first part persist (poor plotting, structure and character development, terrible CGI, a flat performance from David Tennant), and doesn't build on the few elements that could have made this story work. The Daleks really should have been rested in 2007 - if only to prevent things like this happening.
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Reviewed By: AshantaiReview Date: 7/1/14 12:57 am
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Poor, dull on all levels and tedious. One of the worst of the 10th Doctor's era.