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“Oh, Davros, I am far more than just another Time Lord.”

In ‘Remembrance of the Daleks’ Davros attempts to belittle the Doctor by stating that he is just another Time Lord. The Doctor retorts that he is far more. There are several ways this can be interpreted, which can impact upon … 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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“Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust.”

At the climax of ‘Remembrance of the Daleks’ the Doctor has successfully executed his plan, tricking the Daleks into destroying their own world and then themselves. I think it is important to realise that this isn’t the Doctor turning the … Continue reading

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“Only a fool argues with his doctor.”

‘Remembrance of Daleks’ plays on the idea of alliances. We learn that there are two groups of Daleks, the Imperial and Renegade factions. Throughout the 4 part story we’re introduced to a variety of characters and only as it progresses … Continue reading

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“Life’s like that. Best thing is just to get on with it.”

The Doctor makes mistakes and people die as a consequence. Just as in ‘Family of Blood’, if the Doctor had not set events in motion then people wouldn’t have died. In this case it was because he hid the Hand … Continue reading

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“We’ve got reason to believe there is a great evil at work somewhere in this school.”

Events are already in motion in episode 1 of ‘Remembrance of the Daleks’. Only a few feet away from the where the TARDIS lands the Doctor and Ace locate the surveillance van the military are using to trace the source … Continue reading

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“Red Four has been seen in the Coal Hill area sir.”

‘Remembrance of the Daleks’ by Ben Aaronovitch, returns us to where the series originally started, Coal Hill School and Totters Lane junkyard. Any one wanting to write their own follow up to a Doctor Who story would do well to … Continue reading

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