Remembrance of the Daleks
|Remembrance of the Daleks|
|Unlimited rice pudding.|
|Air date||5 – 26 October 1988|
|Written by||Ben Aaronovitch|
|Directed by||Andrew Morgan|
|Dragonfire||The Happiness Patrol|
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.
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.
- Daleks can finally go upstairs.
- Ace gets to smash fuck out of a Dalek with a baseball bat and blows one up with a rocket launcher.
- Seven talks a Dalek into killing itself, a pastime Nine also seemed to enjoy.
- Seven tricks Davros into blowing up Skaro, the Daleks' homeworld. Russell The Davies has said the destruction of Skaro in this story is "the first act of the Time War."
- Seven is a stone cold motherfucker.
- Seriously, if Skaro was destroyed, then why is it still around in the TV Movie and NuWho?