Doctor Who - Remembrance Of The Daleks details
|Studio:||2 ENTERTAIN VIDEO|
Doctor Who - Remembrance Of The Daleks
|Run time:||1 hour 38 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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McCoy On FormBy James Dowling from Wolverhampton, England , 14 Nov 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]People either like Sylvester McCoy's Doctor or they don't. Well I do and this story shows why. It's part of the plan of script editor Andrew Cartmel to give back the air of mystery to the Doctor. He is, after all, an alien from a different planet and with a very different perspective on things. This reminds us of that.
One senses that this Doctor knows what is going on here and that we are seeing yet more unfinished business from his past. This makes the viewer wonder what really happened to cause him to leave Gallifrey and what other secrets he has.
The story itself is a fairly simple analogy to racism and hatred of those who are not like us. Humans and Daleks are equally as guilty as each other in this respect.
This Doctor more than any other seems to put a humourous mask over much of the destruction he encounters or causes (the first transmat scene), but reminds us of our place in the universe and that killing affects other living beings. No making light of all the bad things that happen.
Part magician, part manipulator, part philosopher, part social commentator - there are many aspects to the Doctor and to ourselves that can be seen from watching this story.
The ending leaves at least one interesting question as well, but I'll leave that to you to discover.
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nice try.By Mattwho (32 reviews) from Cheltenham , 04 Apr 2009A fine attempt, at a Doctor Who episode with a good performance by Slyvester MCcoy.
Unfortunately the episode suffers from a amazing lack of imagination, variety and novelty. It simply is a repeat of ideas that made Doctor Who stories classic in the 1970's However that method simply could not compete with the TV of its day.
Having seen this we understand why the show was cancelled soon after.
greatBy a customer from Birmingham , 27 Nov 2008was great its a difference from now and then but u appriate the old stuff
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back behind the sofaBy simonGardener (3 reviews) from Newport , 16 Aug 2008
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideI was 21 when this was broadcast. and as the credits rolled on the cliff hanger with Ace surrounded by Daleks crying Exterminate i realised that was no longer lying on my bed watching this but actually crouching on the floor behind it. lol
took me back a dozen years in 25 minutes :)
And this is where we see daleks climb up stairs for the first time !
Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008Remembrance Of The Daleks is set in the year 1963 and evolves around the seventh doctor, who has returned to Earth with his companion Ace. This is not the doctor's first appearance in this time period and this story links well with another story that was released years earlier. In Remembrance Of The Daleks, the doctor faces off against two opposing factions of metallic menaces called Daleks who are searching for a device know only as `the hand of omega.' When I was younger, I always used to watch Doctor Who on the television and recently thanks to their release on DVD, I have started to purchase all of my old favourites - especially those with the Daleks. It's been quite a few years since I've seen the original series and when I put on the DVD and heard that famous introductory music, a smile erupted on my face and memories of the wonderful doctor who saga came flooding back. I would have to say that this is one of the best of the originals that I have watched so far. As a child I was never really that fond of Sylvester McCoy as the doctor but now I feel that his performance in Remembrance of The Daleks is surprising good. I suppose now as an adult I appreciate and even understand certain things more, especially Ace and her fondness for explosives. As you've probably gathered, I think that these `episodes' (for want of a better word) are amazing good and enjoyable to watch. My favourite scene in the DVD is one that really scared me the first time around - when a Dalek starts to float up a flight of stairs and towards the doctor. Another is from episode one when the doctor whistles to a Dalek and states "It's me the doctor...what's the matter? Don't you recognise your mortal enemy?" The DVD contains some interesting special features and some (what I believe to be rare) still photographs. If you're a fan of doctor who or the Daleks I would recommend this one to you, ahead of all others and I wouldn't worry if you've become accustom to the modern Doctor Who which is on television now, as I have and enjoy it but still really enjoy watching the originals.
Still the bestBy a customer from UK , 11 Mar 2008This was the first Doctor Who story I ever saw and nothing that came after it ever lived up to it. This is by far the best Dalek story I have ever seen ('Genesis of the Daleks' and 'Resurrection of the Daleks' both bored me to tears).
Well acted, an intriguing story and Daleks who can't simply be pushed out of the way (as Peter Davison's Doctor seems able to do).
I hope that Davros returns in the new series of Doctor Who......