The TARDIS crew's attempts to escape from the Daleks take them to the top of the Empire State Building and a 19th century sailing ship.

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William Russell ...
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Arne Gordon ...
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David Blake Kelly ...
Patrick Carter ...
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The TARDIS crew's attempts to escape from the Daleks take them to the top of the Empire State Building and a 19th century sailing ship.

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5 June 1965 (UK)  »

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This episode takes place in New York City in 1966 and aboard the Mary Celeste in November 1872. See more »

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The Empire State building tour guide gets the building's height wrong: he says it is 1,473 ft instead of 1,454 ft. See more »

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Barbara Wright: You're from Earth?
Morton Dill: No... no, ma'am, I... I'm from Alabama.
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Featured in Dennis Spooner: Wanna Write a Television Series? (2009) See more »

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The Chase: Episode 3 - A silly first episode followed by a fun adventure, still silly at times but mostly enjoyable.
19 August 2014 | by (South Wales, UK) – See all my reviews

Review for all 6 parts:

The Chase is a 6 part story beginning with The Executioners.

This adventure features The Daleks chasing the TARDIS through time and space landing up in all sorts of adventures in different times and places. It is basically a fun, comedic and purely entertaining story without too much concentration on plot or serious realism. This works well at times but it is never going to be a fully successful because it is quite silly in places.

Among other things this adventure explains the mystery of the Mary Celeste by landing the TARDIS and Daleks on board the sailing ship before the disappearance of the crew.

This adventure starts quite badly with silly ideas like the Time TV and then the fun cranks up making episodes 2 and 3 much better until the rather less satisfying episode 4 where the TARDIS and Daleks are in a 'haunted house' setting interacting with Dracula, Frankenstein's monster etc. This is still fun but goes back over the line into silliness too much for my liking.

Finally parts 5 and 6 are two good episodes with the excellent concluding part of the story also seeing the exit of Ian and Barbara. Sad to see them go as they are great companions but their farewell is very nicely handled and the arrival of another really good companion Steven Taylor softens the blow.

All in all good clean fun, no classic but with some classic moments.


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