Doctor Who: Season 9, Episode 3

Day of the Daleks: Episode Three (15 Jan. 1972)

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The Doctor forces the guerrillas to take him to the 22nd century where he is soon captured by the Controller.

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Katy Manning ...
Aubrey Woods ...
Anna Barry ...
Valentine Palmer ...
Monia
Scott Fredericks ...
Peter Hill ...
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George Raistrick ...
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The Doctor forces the guerrillas to take him to the 22nd century where he is soon captured by the Controller.

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Very enjoyable Doctor Who story.

Doctor Who: Day of the Daleks: Episode Three starts as the Doctor (Jon Pertwee) enters the tunnel under the bridge where he sees a Dalek & meets up with the two guerrilla's from the future, Anat (Anna Barry) & Monia (Vincent Palmer) who take the Doctor back to the future with them. The Doctor realises that 22nd Century Earth is now ruled by the Daleks, their human henchmen & the monstrous Ogron's used to keep people under control. The Doctor is captured & soon learns that Jo (Katy Manning) is also there, the Daleks put the Doctor under a mind analysis who then realise exactly who he is & prepare to exterminate him...

Episode 3 from season 9 this Doctor Who adventure originally aired here in the UK during January 1972, directed by Paul Bernard I am really enjoying Day of the Daleks so far but then I'm a sucker for the Jon Pertwee/Tom Baker 70's stuff. The script by Louis Marks has all but left the 'present' behind & Episode Three is set almost entirely in the 22nd Century where the Doctor discovers whole factories of human beings forced to work & a future where Earth is run by the evil Daleks. There's a really good scene in this one as the Doctor & the Controller have a discussion & the Doctor rips his arguments to shreds in a nice exchange of dialogue. Some may be disappointed that the Daleks themselves have very little to do & have remained pretty much in the background while other's may find it a blessing in disguise, the fact that the production team only had three Daleks probably didn't help! Again at only twenty five minutes in length it's short, it's easy to watch, it moves along at a good pace without any unnecessary exposition or sub plots & it's a really entertaining, fun Doctor Who story.

There's a great a scene in Episode Three where the Doctor & Jo jump on a tricycle, or motorised trike if you like, & speed off across some waste land away from pursuing Ogron's in a really fun scene. The acting has been pretty good here, Katy Manning is still annoying & a poor actress to my eyes & in Day of the Daleks she has to be wearing one of the worst costumes ever for a companion that is almost as bad as Sarah Jane's Andy Pandy outfit from The Hand of Fear (1976) although Jon Pertwee is superb as usual & there's a good performance from Aubrey Woods as the Controller. The cliffhanger ending to this episode has the Doctor strapped down on a table having his mind analysed by the Daleks & on a computer screen above him the main Doctor Who title graphics appear!

Day of the Daleks: Episode Three is a another entertaining episode in an entertaining story, I liked it & just about any self respecting Doctor Who fan should too.


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