When writing a review you can't praise, praise, praise because it's just impossible, you need to have a bit of criticism. But Genesis of the Daleks has always been a favourite of mine, and it is hard to pick out the flaws. But I've found a few (in the end).
We return on the cliffhanger we were left with at the end of part 5, a chilling threat where a Dalek is choking Baker-Doctor. His face shows it all, pain, exhaustion and in some places, pure terror. It is quite dramatic, but it then quickly evaporates as quite simply, Sarah and Harry remove the Dalek from his throat. The moment is rough, in every sense of the word.
We are then transported to the never-ending political discussions. I hate politics, and I expect you do too. And this, I thin…Read more >
I have always enjoyed putting the Doctor in space (come to think of it, I enjoy watching him wherever he flies), but this story pushes the limits of greatness. I've complained many a time about why Matt Jones has never written another Doctor Who story, and I've finally come to the conclusion that he has realised...he cannot top his first creation, which is this masterpiece of a thriller. And that is why I believe (sometimes) that Doctor Who can top most television shows. An this episode is one of the reasons why it will never ever be...how to put this?...crap.
My first impressions for this episode were intriguing to say the least. The trailer was interesting, the title was endearing. It was almost like waiting for the final second of school…Read more >