Doctor Who: Season 3, Episode 18

Golden Death (8 Jan. 1966)

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The Doctor, Steven and Sara travel to Ancient Egypt, pursued by both the Daleks and the Meddling Monk.

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The Doctor, Steven and Sara travel to Ancient Egypt, pursued by both the Daleks and the Meddling Monk.

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[first lines]
Dalek #1: [the Count-down reaches its climax] Four, three, two, one, zero!
[the Dalek time machine dematerialises and fades from the Control Room]
Dalek Supreme: Report to Skaro. Our time machine is now in pursuit. Nothing can match Dalek technology. The universe shall be ours. Conquest is assured.
Daleks: Conquest! Conquest! Conquest! Conquest! Conquest! Conquest!
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The Daleks' Master Plan: Part 9 - Brilliant epic adventure
19 August 2014 | by (South Wales, UK) – See all my reviews

Review for all 12 parts:

This is an epic 12 part story beginning with the episode The Nightmare Begins.

This adventure continues the story introduced in the episode Mission To The Unknown and features the Doctor trying to thwart the Daleks evil plans to conquer the solar system. It also features Nicholas Courtney, later to play Lethbridge Stewart a series regular, as Bret Vyon. He, along with the regular cast, Kevin Stoney's villainous Mavic Chen and most other cast, perform superbly. The Daleks too are at their peak in many ways and are great villains for this epic. In addition there are the other interesting alien characters and even the return of the Meddling Monk from the Doctor's home world!

The word epic is absolutely right for this mammoth story and it is incredible how the quality and interest is kept over an unprecedented 12 episodes. The only slight drop in quality being the 7th episode The Feast of Steven which is a Christmas special of a far more light hearted and whimsical kind. To compare that episode and criticise it as a blot on the story is very unfair, you have to take it on its own as a special episode more comparable to the kind of comedy spoof used for charity telethons in later years. On that basis it is successful. The other 11 episodes are brilliant, exciting and well made.

A classic.


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