Doctor Who (1963–1989)
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The Doctor, Steven and Sara escape Mira in a Dalek pursuit ship but when they find the ship is returning to Kembel, they are forced to come up with a new plan to avoid the Daleks.

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Douglas Camfield

Writers:

Dennis Spooner, Terry Nation (from an idea by)
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Episode cast overview:
William Hartnell ... Dr. Who
Peter Purves ... Steven Taylor
Jean Marsh ... Sara Kingdom
Kevin Stoney ... Mavic Chen
Gerald Taylor ... Dalek
Kevin Manser Kevin Manser ... Dalek
John Scott Martin ... Dalek
Robert Jewell ... Dalek
Peter Hawkins ... Daleks (voice)
David Graham ... Daleks (voice)
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The Doctor, Steven and Sara escape Mira in a Dalek pursuit ship but when they find the ship is returning to Kembel, they are forced to come up with a new plan to avoid the Daleks.

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This episode was watched by 9.1 million viewers on its original transmission. See more »

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[first lines]
Dalek: You are surrounded. You will come with us.
Dr. Who: I'm afraid, my friends, that the Daleks have won.
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The Daleks' Master Plan: Part 6 - Brilliant epic adventure
19 August 2014 | by A_Kind_Of_CineMagicSee all my reviews

Review for all 12 parts:

This is an epic 12 part story from writers Dennis Spooner and Dalek originator Terry Nation, beginning with the episode The Nightmare Begins.

This adventure continues the story introduced in the episode Mission To The Unknown and features the Doctor trying to thwart the Daleks evil plans to conquer the solar system. It also features Nicholas Courtney (later to play Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, a series regular), as Bret Vyon. He, along with the regular cast, Kevin Stoney as villainous Mavic Chen and most other cast, perform superbly. The Daleks too are at their peak in many ways and are great villains for this epic. In addition there are the other interesting alien characters and even the return of the Meddling Monk (Peter Butterworth) from the Doctor's home world! The story even has the shocking deaths of no less than 3 of the Doctor's 'companions'!

The word epic is absolutely right for this mammoth story and it is incredible how the quality and interest is kept over an unprecedented 12 episodes. The only slight drop in quality being the 7th episode The Feast of Steven which is a Christmas special of a far more light- hearted and whimsical kind. To compare that episode and criticise it as a blot on the story is very unfair, you have to take it on its own as a special episode more comparable to the kind of comedy spoof used for charity telethons in later years. On that basis it is successful. The other 11 episodes are brilliant, exciting and well made.

A classic.

My Ratings: Episode 7 - 7/10, all other episodes 10/10


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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1965 (UK) See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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