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Daleks in Manhattan 

The Doctor and Martha travel to New York in 1930, where people have been mysteriously vanishing from the streets, and an old enemy resurfaces.


James Strong


Helen Raynor, Terry Nation (characters: "Daleks")

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Tennant ... The Doctor
Freema Agyeman ... Martha Jones
Miranda Raison ... Tallulah
Ryan Carnes ... Laszlo
Hugh Quarshie ... Solomon
Andrew Garfield ... Frank
Eric Loren ... Mr. Diagoras / Dalek Sec
Flik Swan Flik Swan ... Myrna
Alexis Caley ... Lois
Earl Perkins Earl Perkins ... Man #1
Peter Brooke ... Man #2
Ian Porter ... Foreman
Joe Montana ... Worker #1
Stewart Alexander ... Worker #2
Mel Taylor Mel Taylor ... Dock Worker


This is the first of a two part story, it is set in 1930's New York. The Doctor and Martha arrive in New York, there is, however, trouble as the Daleks return once again, this time attempting to create a Dalek/Human hybrid creature in the New York sewers! These two episodes also see the return of the Dalek Sec and the Cult of Skaro. Written by Brantyman

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Release Date:

21 April 2007 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)


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Did You Know?


Helen Raynor drew inspiration from the Universal Pictures stable of monster movies, which were at their zenith during the Great Depression. Frankenstein (1931) was a main inspiration. See more »


The Empire State Building's superstructure up to the 85th floor was completed by October 1930, with the masonry cladding finished in November, around the time that "Daleks in Manhattan"/"Evolution of the Daleks" happens. The mast, however, was not fully erected until March of 1931. See more »


Tallulah: And I'm not stupid. I know some guys are just pigs, but not my Laszlo.
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Featured in Doctor Who Confidential: Friends and Foe (2008) See more »


Evolution Of The Daleks
Written by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Ben Foster
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Less oinking, please
24 April 2007 | by sarastro7See all my reviews

I really can't pass the three previous and very positive user comments by in silence. I completely disagree. This was a dull, cliché-ridden and predictable episode which I'm not likely to ever watch again. I really don't see how anybody can find the pig slaves either funny, scary or in any other way interesting. They were toe-cringingly awful.

After three great episodes, season three is finally showing that it can't maintain that high standard, which is too bad. And to make it worse, it makes a double episode out of this dog. Gah.

And the Daleks AGAIN?! A good thing should not be over-used! Get it into yer skulls, Who-people!

5 out of 10.

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