While the Daleks assign Romana to their excavation detail, the Doctor and an escaped prisoner help the Movellans' attempt to beat the Daleks.




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Episode complete credited cast:
Tim Barlow ...
Peter Straker ...
David Gooderson ...
Suzanne Danielle ...
Penny Casdagli ...
David Yip ...
Cy Town ...
Mike Mungarvan ...
Roy Skelton ...
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While the Daleks assign Romana to their excavation detail, the Doctor and an escaped prisoner help the Movellans' attempt to beat the Daleks.

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8 September 1979 (UK)  »

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When the Doctor enters the lower "Level" with Romana, they pass by two lighting equipment stands. See more »


Daleks: Seek. Locate. Exterminate.
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Seek, locate, Exterminate. You get the idea....
25 September 2015 | by (Swansea, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Romana faces danger after being discovered by the Daleks and is taken for questioning, and once they decide she is no threat she is set to work mining. The Doctor, Tyssan and the Movellans go in search of Romana, the Doctor guesses at what the Daleks are digging for. The Doctor tries to reach the lower levels before the Daleks, to seek their objective first, Davros.

I think you can see funds were possibly tight, the Daleks look so bad, I never want to see them looking pristine, but they look very dirty, scratched and battered. The main problem here with them is some of their dialogue is really bad, 'seek and locate, exterminate,' would they really say that? they have become so repetitive and dare I say a bit dull, their behaviour seems at odds with how it was in Genesis.

The Dalek control room looks rather good, I love the sound you always get with the Daleks too. I'm glad they've stuck with that after all these years.

I always love seeing Tim Barlow (Tyssan,) he is such an interesting actor, with a truly interesting face, so charismatic. His performance is made all the more impressive by him losing the best part of his hearing in the 50's.

One of the most irritating lines in the show's history, when Tom climbs up the shaft and shouts 'if you're supposed to be the superior race of the universe, why don't you try climbing after us?' Now I class Tom as my favourite Classic Doctor, but that line was just terrible.

I don't understand the bit about the Daleks not knowing about the shaft leading to the bottom level, why wouldn't they know of its existence? They live there, it makes no sense.

Part 2 is a fairly strong continuation in terms of story, I don't necessarily think they knew what they were doing with the Daleks, they're a little bit dim, a bit underused, somehow they aren't menacing. it is great to see Davros again though.

Part 2 6/10

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