Doctor Who: Season 5, Episode 3

Victory of the Daleks (17 Apr. 2010)

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The TARDIS takes The Doctor and Amy to war-torn Britain in the middle of World War Two. Not only do they meet Winston Churchill himself, but the Doctor comes face to face once again with his greatest enemy of all.

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The Doctor and Amy travel back in time at the request of Prime Minister Winston Churchill who needs the doctor's help. It's the early years of World War II and London is under constant aerial attack from Nazi Germany. Churchill is proud of his new weapon and wants to show it off but the Doctor is shocked when he realizes that it's actually a Dalek. There are three of them and Dr. Bracewell claims to be the sole inventor. It's not all that simple however and the Doctor uncovers a plot to re-create the Dalek race. He races to stop them before they can escape and once again become the scourge of the universe. Written by garykmcd

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Churchill's line that "If Hitler invaded hell, I would give the devil a good reference" was said by Winston Churchill in Parliament prior to the start of WWII. See more »

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The Spitfires attacking the Dalek ship are the Mk IX version with twin radiators and mixed cannon/machine gun armament, which did not enter service until 1942 - Spitfires used at the time of the Blitz in 1940/41 were Mark I/II versions, with a single radiator under the starboard wing and a narrow oil cooler under the port wing, together with full machine gun armament. See more »

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The Doctor: Dorabella! Ha!
[Amy glares at him]
The Doctor: It's a lovely name, it's a beautiful name.
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References The Earth Dies Screaming (1964) See more »

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Not bad at all but not top quality either.
19 May 2014 | by (South Wales, UK) – See all my reviews

Great moments and generally very entertaining episode, meaning that other reviewers are in my opinion being overly harsh in their scores but there are issues which detract from what could have been easily better.

Amy Pond continues to show early signs of problematic behaviour in that she always tends towards unlikely recklessness and inconsistent actions as well an over confidence which is slightly unlikeable.

There are too many implausible aspects in the plot such as far too quick development of technology, less than believable character actions and a conclusion where a character overcomes a major problem in far too easy, unscientific and unbelievable way. Nice if you can TOTALLY suspend disbelief but I prefer to keep some sort of logic.

Still good, entertaining TV but not in Doctor Who's best quality.


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