The Doctor, Susan and Ian search the city for Barbara and learn that the area is contaminated with radiation.Then they encounter the Daleks.

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The Doctor, Susan and Ian search the city for Barbara and learn that the area is contaminated with radiation.Then they encounter the Daleks.

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28 December 1963 (UK)  »

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This episode was watched by 6.4 million viewers on its original transmission. See more »

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Just before the Doctor, Susan, and Ian are escorted into the cell (just after the camera has panned across from Barbara to the cell door), an off-screen voice can be faintly but coherently heard calling out the cue "stop". See more »

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Ian Chesterton: [to Susan] Don't stop for anything. Straight there, straight back. An hour might make all the difference.
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The Daleks Episode 2: Brilliant Sci-Fi Classic
29 June 2014 | by (South Wales, UK) – See all my reviews

Review for all 7 episodes:

This story is what really established Doctor Who in the public consciousness with the introduction of the fantastic and iconic metal cased monsters, the Daleks. Thank goodness they did this as it lead to 50 years and counting of TV magic!

The whole story is excellent and innovative. The acting and direction are good and the story and concepts throughout capture the imagination.

Whilst certain aspects of all the old Doctor Who episodes are dated these small issues are at an absolute minimum here. The only things such as Daleks using paper printouts and pen written letters are totally forgivable in what is still an impressive and impactful production. Things such as low ceilinged corridors, perfect for Daleks rather than designed for humans show thought and add believability that the impressive Dalek City was really built by Daleks for Daleks.

Overall the whole story is brilliant. Admittedly the Thals are not nearly as interesting as the Daleks and there are occasional flaws. Episodes 6 is slightly less impressive than the rest but not so much as to drop below a very high standard. The more filler like episodes towards the end are in fact very exciting and still include a lot more character development than almost any modern day TV show.

A must see TV classic!

My Ratings: Episodes 1-5 and 7 - 10/10, Episode 6 - 9.5/10


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