Doctor Who: Resurrection Of The Daleks (Special Edition) (Story 134)
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New to DVD! Digitally remastered Doctor Who classic Resurrection of the Daleks Special Edition! The TARDIS is dragged down a time corridor, forcing the Doctor, Tegan and Turlough to materialize in a disused part of London in 1984. The corridor links Earth with a battle cruiser in the future that contains the Doctor's oldest enemy – the Daleks. Having lost the war with the Movelians, only one person can now help the evil race. With shocking consequences for the Doctor, it is time for the Daleks to resurrect their creator Davros.]]>
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Lots of things are going on. The Daleks want to free Davros from his suspended animation prison ship, orbiting Earth (in the future, but Daleks can travel time, too). (Davros had been arrested after losing to the Doctor, played by Tom Baker, in Doctor Who: Destiny of the Daleks (Story 104).)
Throughout time, the Daleks have had a love-hate relationship with their insane creator, but right now they need Davros. The Movellans, a race of androids, have created a virus that kills Daleks, so the Daleks need Davros to find a cure.
That's in the future. In the current day, the Daleks create doppleganger human androids, to take over powerful positions on Earth. In addition, they plan to duplicate the Doctor and his companions and use them to assassinate the Gallifreyan High Council, hence the trap. But what if you create a robot duplicate so good at acting human that it can fool other humans, and then it continues on to start to feel human itself?
This is not a favorite episode but it's not a terrible one, either. The part I most do not appreciate is when the Doctor picks up a gun and shoots an android doppleganger. [A Comment pointed out that I am incorrect; It is a mutant Dalek that Dr Who shoots.] That just isn't the classic doctor I know and love. Tegan calls him on this violence, and the Doctor muses, "It seems I must mend my ways". On the other hand, the Doctor has the chance to kill Davros, ending his terrorizing once and for all, but cannot do it.Read more ›
As for the story itself, it's a great follow on to the somewhat disappointing earlier adventure, DESTINY OF THE DALEKS (Story 104) with the 4th Doctor. Although most American viewers never realized it, the supporting cast is quite star-studded with well known British figures, the director Matthew Robinson pulling out all the stops to get as many big names as he could. The resulting superlative acting (if not the death acting of the extras) really shine. The Daleks are a little shabby looking, but the general costuming, right down to the Dalek-esque helmets of the human troopers, and set design of a shabby, old prison ship is quite good. And death lurks at every corner... not kidding. Having THE highest on-scene body count, RESURRECTION OF THE DALEKS still holds the record even after the far grimmer tenures of the 9th, 10th and 11th Doctors! Pretty action packed, and for a series that tended to rather poorly in action depiction, director Robinson handles it very well.Read more ›
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Another great Dalek tale. The story has a few issues which force me to knock a star off though. The story has some continuity errors and some plot errors which can make the story... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Malbus
Fifth Doctor Peter Davison is caught in a time corridor and forced to land on modern day Earth (that being 1984 London). Read morePublished 9 months ago by Joseph M. Reninger
I like the episode and it came on time as described and I would recommend it to any orginal doctor who fans.Published on June 19, 2014 by Edward Kirven