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My review of Death to the Daleks Is That it's Great And The Daleks Dont Have Any Power To fight they are so weakkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|A lot better than most stories...|
|By:||Matthew David Rabjohns, Bridgend, United Kingdom|
|Date:||Friday 17 June 2011|
|Rating: || 9|
The opening five minutes of this story are probably the most eerie and chilling scenes in the entire history of Doctor Who. The atmosphere is palpable and the Exillons make a distinctly disturbing villain, given their blank skull mask faces. They frightened the living rubbish out of me when I first saw this tale.
This serial seems to be one of the least remembered Dalek stories of all of them, but I just cannot see why. Right OK yeah Ill list the bad bits first, of which there arent that many. The first is the fight between the dalek and the root, one can clearly see that between blows from the root the dalek isnt moving at all, and does look a bit odd for that reason. And its got a very noticeable wire attachment too hasnt it that root?! The other sore point is yes, the score. Those sax bits just dont work at all, and make the drama far less impacting for it. But those scraper bits are brilliant, and that whistling eerie sound too are excellent. And those though are the only bad things I can find in this tale.
Bellal is another in the long line of extremely likeable characters, and is played to perfection by Arnold Yarrow. The Daleks too are brilliantly voiced by Michael Wisher. The acting front is particularly good too. Jill Tarrant and Dan Galloway are brilliant characters, and John Abineri is in this tale for far too short a time. That Dalek getting its head mashed in by the exillons is a brilliant scene!
The plot here too isnt convuluted, and the design of the city is excellent. And those anti body exxilons are quite frankly skanky and horrific looking, one of the best designs from the Jon Pertwee era of the show. Mind you, maybe that episode three cliffhanger is a little bit wierd and totally uneventful, although in its wholly abridged film version its good, as the story just continues on its way very well indeed.
Its good to see the Daleks on the recieving end of some destruction for once, and good idea of making them helpless, at least for a little while. So actually overall (because those bad points dont detract hardly at all from the good points) another very strong dalek story from a very strong writer indeed.
Jon and Elizabeth too are just gelling so very well indeed and they really bounce off each other brilliantly.