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
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 »
And I'm not stupid. I know some guys are just pigs, but not my Laszlo.
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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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