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“I am a soldier. I was bred to receive orders.”

In ‘Dalek’ the last remaining member of the titular species realises that it is the last. Its most pressing concern is where it will now receive its orders. It actually asks the Doctor what is should do now. The Doctor … Continue reading

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“If someone’s collecting aliens, that makes you Exhibit A.”

It isn’t just the Dalek that gets to enjoy Van Statten’s hospitality in ‘Dalek’. The Doctor is stripped, chained and examined. If not for the more pressing issue of the Dalek he might have ended up a permanent exhibit, locked … Continue reading

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“It fell to Earth on the Ascension Islands. Burnt in its crater for three days before anybody could get near it and all that time it was screaming. It must have gone insane.”

In ‘Dalek’ we first learn that the Doctor isn’t the only survivor of the Time War. A single Dalek fell through time, landing in 1962. For 50 years it was brought and sold by different collectors until it finally ended … Continue reading

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“Today, the Kaled race is ended, consumed in a fire of war. But, from its ashes will rise a new race.”

In reinterpreting Doctor Who we must consider the Daleks. No other race has had as much impact on the show, changing the very course of the series. Even their names are bigger that the Doctor’s on the Peter Cushing movie … Continue reading

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“Captain, you’re not dealing with human beings here.”

‘Remembrance of the Daleks’ features two warring factions and introduces the Special Weapon Dalek. They have come a long way since their first appearance and are markedly different from the more advanced versions encountered after the Time War. I’ve group … Continue reading

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“Pacifism only works when everyone feels the same.”

On the surface of it the plot of the Daleks is similar to the last adventure. They arrive, are captured by the Daleks and eventually escape. Just as before their escape is delayed by getting involved with affairs of the … Continue reading

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