Remembrance of the Daleks

Remembrance of the Daleks
Unlimited rice pudding.
Unlimited rice pudding.
Season: 25
Episode: 1
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Air date 5 – 26 October 1988
Written by Ben Aaronovitch
Directed by Andrew Morgan
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Ouch.
Smack my bitch up.
The Special Weapons Dalek. It returned in Asylum of the Daleks to do literally nothing.
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Remembrance of the Daleks is the first story of Season 25 of Doctor Shit. It's a 1988 story written by Ben Aaronovitch featuring the GOAT combo of Seven (Sylvester McCoy) and Ace, and it's GOAT.

Also features the return of Dave Ross and his quest to acquire a lifetime's supply of rice pudding.

Change my dear, and not a moment too soon

It brings the Doctor back to 76 Totter's Lane in 1963 where the show began in An Unearthly Child. There's a marked change in character for Seven who previously showed a jolly and comedic demeanour. Here, a Machiavellian (aka. cunt) side to his personality is seen underneath the lighthearted exterior and he begins to reveal a manipulative nature that persists through the rest of his era.

Clues are also given that the Doctor had a secret past on Gallifrey - the first glimpse of the Cartmel Masterplan, which ruined Doctor Who forever.

Plot

The Daleks are on the trail of stolen Time Lord technology that the Doctor left on Earth ages ago. They want to perfect their own time-travel to cuck all time and space and the Doctor has to stop them, basically.

Features two opposing Dalek factions blowing the shit out of each other, not to mention the Rambo-looking-motherfucker Special Weapons Dalek. Something of an improvement on Who's usual extradordinarily impressive hi-tech visual wonders.

Trivia

Reception

Did I mention it's GOAT? Because it's GOAT. It's also fantastic. And being late 80's, it's less dated than a lot of Classic Who and a bit easier to get into.

Tragically, it was written and produced before 2005's Rose, so it's no longer canon.