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Doctor Who: Death to the Daleks - DVD Review

27 July 2012 6:55 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Pertwee! Daleks! Quarries! Exclamation points! Classic Doctor Who. This would mark the last time that Jon Pertwee.s Doctor would encounter his greatest nemesis. Maybe not the best Dalek story, but certainly has its good points. The Doctor (Jon Pertwee) and Sarah Jane (Elisabeth Sladen) are traveling in the Tardis when it suffers an unexpected power failure and arrives on the planet Exxilon. not the only ones stranded as they find a group of Marine Space Corps, Dan Galloway (Peter Lamont), Capt. Richard Railton (John Abineri), Peter Hamilton (Julian Fox), Jill Tarrant (Joy Harrison), and the wounded Commander Stewart (Neil Seiler), searching for a cure to a plague sweeping the galaxy. The mineral that will stop the »

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Doctor Who: Death to the Daleks DVD review

28 May 2012 1:10 PM, PDT | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

I can only concur with Shadowlocked colleague John Bensalhia as regards the Jon Pertwee 1973 Doctor Who outing Death To The Daleks; in his review he says..

"Death To The Daleks does run, for the most part, on tried and tested lines. But it's still very enjoyable, and what’s more, does offer some interesting novelties."

Chief among which novelties are Daleks that can't exterminate. Well, not initially, anyway. When The Doctor and Sarah Jane (ah Liz, how empty the commentary room is without you!) get pulled into the energy-draining field of a savage planet that displays the remnants of an apparently dead but illustrious ex-civilisation, they find themselves far from lonely. Dodging mysterious bands of archers, our heroes are separated almost immediately for a first episode that, as the commentary notes, is extraordinarily light on dialogue and dark of picture.

Before too long it's clear that a huge and strangely »

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