History Recap / DoctorWhoS21E4ResurrectionOfTheDaleks

12th Dec '15 6:28:53 PM mspears
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* TheGhost: The Captain of the space station were Davros is imprisoned, who is talked about a great deal but dies without ever appearing onscreen.
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* TheGhost: The Captain of the space station were where Davros is imprisoned, who is talked about a great deal but dies without ever appearing onscreen.

* RuleOfCool: The plot's convoluted, but most people are too busy looking at the decent (for once) production values to notice. And there's that awesome shot of the Doctor chucking a Dalek out of a second-floor window and it exploding to impact.
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* RuleOfCool: The plot's convoluted, but most people are too busy looking at the decent (for once) production values to notice. And there's that awesome shot of the Doctor chucking a Dalek out of a second-floor window and it exploding to on impact.
4th Oct '15 10:39:23 AM JamesAustin
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* CaptainObvious: "The Dalek ship has been destroyed." Said by the Doctor right after... everyone sees the Dalek ship being destroyed. ** Although ''at a stretch'' it could be HandWaved as them only seeing the internal view of the Supreme Dalek suddenly exploding, though the editing makes this hard to explain away.
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* CaptainObvious: "The Dalek ship has been destroyed." Said by the Doctor right after... everyone sees the Dalek ship being destroyed. ** destroyed. Although ''at a stretch'' it could be HandWaved as them only seeing the internal view of the Supreme Dalek suddenly exploding, though the editing makes this hard to explain away.

* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Davros is apparently killed by the Movellan virus, and his body blasted to oblivion when the space station self-destructs. This was intended to kill off Davros permanently, but Terry Nation kicked up a stink, and so he got better for the next story.
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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Davros is apparently killed by the Movellan virus, and his body blasted to oblivion when the space station self-destructs. This was intended to kill off Davros permanently, but Terry Nation kicked up a stink, and so he got better He has an UnexplainedRecovery for the next story.

* KillEmAll: This serial has the highest on-screen body count in a ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode to date, with a total of 60-75 deaths. ** Think ''that's'' shocking? At the time, it had a reputation for having a higher on-screen body count than ''TheTerminator'', for Chrissakes! * MadeOfExplodium: Daleks, apparently. Shoves one out a second story window, bam, hits the ground, instant explosion.
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* KillEmAll: This serial has the highest on-screen body count in a ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode to date, with a total of 60-75 deaths. ** Think ''that's'' shocking? deaths. At the time, it had a reputation for having a higher on-screen body count than ''TheTerminator'', ''Film/TheTerminator'', for Chrissakes! * MadeOfExplodium: The Daleks, apparently. Shoves one out a second story window, bam, hits the ground, bam, instant explosion.

-->'''Davros:''' You hesitate Doctor. If I were you, I would be dead. -->'''The Doctor:''' I lack your practice, Davros. -->'''Davros:''' You are soft, like all Time Lords. You prefer to stand and watch. Action requires courage. Something you lack. * RuleOfCool: The plot's convoluted, but most people are too busy looking at the decent (for once) production values and exploding Daleks to notice. And there's that awesome shot of the Doctor chucking a Dalek out of a second-floor window.
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-->'''Davros:''' You hesitate Doctor. If I were you, I would be dead. -->'''The dead.\\ '''The Doctor:''' I lack your practice, Davros. -->'''Davros:''' Davros.\\ '''Davros:''' You are soft, like all Time Lords. You prefer to stand and watch. Action requires courage. Something you lack. * RuleOfCool: The plot's convoluted, but most people are too busy looking at the decent (for once) production values and exploding Daleks to notice. And there's that awesome shot of the Doctor chucking a Dalek out of a second-floor window.window and it exploding to impact.
4th Oct '15 10:26:06 AM JamesAustin
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Meandering around the streets of London, the Doctor and companions run into that lone survivor: a terrified, stuttering man named Stien. The Doctor recruits Stien into helping his party search for the right warehouse which has the time corridor in it. However, before they can go much further, the Doctor and crew stumble across an army bomb disposal squad. They've been called in to dispose of several things that are supposedly unexploded bombs, despite looking like naff props from a 1980s science fiction show. Turlough stumbles into the time corridor -- winding up on the alien ship. (To his credit, he decides to hide rather than be captured in seconds.) The rest of the crew are updated soon enough, as the time corridor activates again... revealing a Dalek! Good golly gosh, it certainly would be fantastic to have a companion who [[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E6TheKingsDemons is a robot and probably couldn't die easily]], wouldn't it? The (magically fully-armed) bomb squad shoot at the Dalek, but since it's ImmuneToBullets, it kills several of the squad's men before the Doctor advises them to focus their fire on its eyestalk, blinding it. In the resulting struggle, he throws the Dalek out a third-story window. Tegan, for her part, is hit by a ricochetting bullet and is out of action for almost the rest of this serial. Back at the space prison station, a few of the crew, led by Dr. Styles and Lt. Mercer, are still alive, and they're planning to re-take the station. By activating the self-destruct system and blowing it all up. Meanwhile, Lytton and Davros have a discussion where Davros bitches about the Doctor for a time before being told ''why'' he's needed: [[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E1DestinyoftheDaleks the Daleks' enemies, the Movellans]], made an anti-Dalek virus, and Davros is needed to make a cure. One typically loud Davros rant about the Daleks later, Lytton has vowed to help. Back on Earth, the Doctor and the bomb squad drag in the remains of that fallen Dalek -- but are assaulted by the Kaled mutant that piloted the unit. After nearly shooting a cat, the Doctor grabs a gun and pumps the blobby mutant full of lead. Repeatedly. Looks like we're not going to be seeing the TechnicalPacifist side of the Doctor today. The Doctor takes Stien with him into the TARDIS and they go inspect the other end of the time corridor. Once there, Stien declares that he's an agent for the Daleks! The Doctor is taken into custody. Turlough continues to evade capture as he joins up with the few remaining guards of the space prison and vows to help them blow things up. Back on Earth, more people die as those policemen kill off parts of the bomb squad.
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Meandering around the streets of London, the Doctor and companions run into that lone survivor: a terrified, stuttering man named Stien. The Doctor recruits Stien into helping his party search for the right warehouse which has the time corridor in it. However, before they can go much further, the Doctor and crew stumble across an army bomb disposal squad. They've squad, who've been called in to dispose of several things that are supposedly unexploded bombs, despite looking like naff props from a 1980s science fiction show.bombs. Turlough stumbles into the time corridor -- winding up on the alien ship. (To his credit, he decides to hide rather than be captured in seconds.) The rest of the crew are updated soon enough, as the time corridor activates again... revealing a Dalek! Good golly gosh, it It certainly would be fantastic to have a companion who [[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E6TheKingsDemons is a robot and probably couldn't die easily]], wouldn't it? The (magically fully-armed) bomb squad shoot at the Dalek, but since it's ImmuneToBullets, it kills several of the squad's men before the Doctor advises them to focus their fire on its eyestalk, blinding it. In the resulting struggle, he throws the Dalek out a third-story window. window. Tegan, for her part, is hit by a ricochetting bullet and is out of action for almost the rest of this serial. Back at the space prison station, a few of the crew, led by Dr. Styles and Lt. Mercer, are still alive, and they're planning to re-take the station. By activating the self-destruct system and blowing it all up. Meanwhile, Lytton and Davros have a discussion where Davros bitches complains about the Doctor for a time before being told ''why'' he's needed: [[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E1DestinyoftheDaleks the Daleks' enemies, the Movellans]], made an anti-Dalek virus, and Davros is needed to make a cure. One typically loud Davros rant about the Daleks later, Lytton has vowed to help. Back on Earth, the Doctor and the bomb squad drag in the remains of that fallen Dalek -- but are assaulted by the Kaled mutant that piloted the unit. After nearly shooting a cat, the Doctor grabs a gun and pumps the blobby mutant full of lead. Repeatedly. Looks like we're not going to be seeing the TechnicalPacifist side of the Doctor today. The Doctor takes Stien with him into the TARDIS and they go inspect the other end of the time corridor. Once there, Stien declares that he's an agent for the Daleks! The Doctor is taken into custody. Turlough continues to evade capture as he joins up with the few remaining guards of the space prison and vows to help them blow things up. up. Back on Earth, more people die as those policemen kill off parts of the bomb squad.

Luckily for everyone, the Doctor's meddling begins to break down Stien's programming and delays the process just long enough for Turlough to pop in to save the Doctor (and Tegan, who is now magically there). Stien is allowed to tag along as the Doctor and Turlough attempt to stop the Daleks. However, the Doctor has a moral crisis and decides to [[BatmanGrabsAGun go kill Davros]]. So he takes off with the guards and Stien -- abandoning Tegan and Turlough in a pre-programmed TARDIS that will whisk them off to the Earth. The Doctor confronts Davros, and the two of them engage in a philosophocal debate at gunpoint. The Doctor is fascinated to find out that Davros wants to make Daleks with emotions, because them being purely logical has caused an impossible stalemate in the Movellan war. They tensely discuss the idea until Stien's programming takes control again long enough to let Lytton's troops kill Lt. Mercer. The Doctor and Stien escape again -- but Stien runs off, refusing to risk the Doctor's life by staying around him. As it turns out, Davros has been reprogramming Daleks and random humans to obey only him, and the regular Daleks don't like this. As he begins his big escape, Davros drops a vial of the anti-Dalek virus to prevent the regular Daleks from killing him off -- destroying several Daleks in seconds, making them spout lots of shaving cream as they die. Back on Earth, a massive battle is going on between the Daleks and Davros' Army. The Doctor, now also back on Earth, figures out that those "unexploded bombs" are really giant capsules holding more samples of the virus. And sets them off, killing all the Daleks off instantly. Lytton escapes and puts on a cop's uniform -- wandering off into the sunset, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E1AttackOfTheCybermen to... somewhere.]]
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Luckily for everyone, the Doctor's meddling begins to break down Stien's programming and delays the process just long enough for Turlough to pop in to save the Doctor (and Tegan, who stumbled into the time corridor and is now magically there). Stien is allowed to tag along as the Doctor and Turlough attempt to stop the Daleks. However, the Doctor has a moral crisis and decides to [[BatmanGrabsAGun go kill Davros]]. So he takes off with the guards and Stien -- abandoning Tegan and Turlough in a pre-programmed TARDIS that will whisk them off to the Earth. The Doctor confronts Davros, and the two of them engage in a philosophocal debate at gunpoint. The Doctor is fascinated to find out that Davros wants to make Daleks with emotions, because them being purely logical has caused an impossible stalemate in the Movellan war. They tensely discuss the idea until Stien's programming takes control again long enough to let Lytton's troops kill Lt. Mercer. The Doctor and Stien escape again -- but Stien runs off, refusing to risk the Doctor's life by staying around him. As it turns out, Davros has been reprogramming Daleks and random humans to obey only him, and the regular Daleks don't like this. As he begins his big escape, Davros drops a vial of the anti-Dalek virus to prevent the regular Daleks from killing him off -- destroying several Daleks in seconds, making them spout lots of what looks like shaving cream as they die. Back on Earth, a massive battle is going on between the Daleks and Davros' Army.army. The Doctor, now also back on Earth, figures out that those "unexploded bombs" are really giant capsules holding more samples of the virus. And sets them off, killing all the Daleks off instantly. Lytton escapes and puts on a cop's uniform -- wandering off into the sunset, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E1AttackOfTheCybermen to... somewhere.]]
12th Aug '15 6:29:00 AM LondonKdS
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No clear evidence in story that Lytton was under any kind of mental control
* KarmaHoudini: Lytton and two of his men just sort of walk off at the end, despite having massacred several innocent people. Admittedly they were under Dalek control but still.
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* KarmaHoudini: Lytton and two of his men just sort of walk off at the end, despite having massacred several a large number of innocent people. Admittedly they were under Dalek control but still.people and helped the Daleks break Davros out of prison.
27th Jun '15 5:54:34 AM Morgenthaler
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Added namespaces.
-->'''[[http://www.kaldorcity.com/features/articles/resurrection.html Alan Stevens]]:''' Lytton is also strongly in keeping with the ethos of the 1980s... the character himself is in keeping with the theme of amoral, selfish, profit-driven individuals exemplified by such 1980s classics as ''{{American Psycho}}'', ''{{Wall Street}}'' and ''{{Working Girl}}''. Even if the character is, in fact, a Dalek duplicate, the metaphor still reads, as Lytton's betrayal can therefore be seen as a stab in the back from a corporate insider. Lytton is thus very much a character for his time.
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-->'''[[http://www.kaldorcity.com/features/articles/resurrection.html Alan Stevens]]:''' Lytton is also strongly in keeping with the ethos of the 1980s... the character himself is in keeping with the theme of amoral, selfish, profit-driven individuals exemplified by such 1980s classics as ''{{American Psycho}}'', ''{{Wall Street}}'' ''Film/AmericanPsycho'', ''Film/WallStreet'' and ''{{Working Girl}}''.''Film/WorkingGirl''. Even if the character is, in fact, a Dalek duplicate, the metaphor still reads, as Lytton's betrayal can therefore be seen as a stab in the back from a corporate insider. Lytton is thus very much a character for his time.
16th Jun '15 6:28:42 AM JamesAustin
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The Dalek Supreme appears on the TARDIS scanner and tells the Doctor that the Daleks have duplicates of prominent humans all over Earth, and it is just a matter of time before Earth falls. The Doctor takes the most sensible course of action possible -- ''he goes to inform the authorities''. Bet that went over well! Meanwhile, a wounded Stien activates the self-destruct with a heroic dying belly-flop, taking out the remaining Daleks and pretty much tying up the plot in a neat little bow.
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The Dalek Supreme appears on the TARDIS scanner and tells the Doctor that the Daleks have duplicates of prominent humans all over Earth, and it is just a matter of time before Earth falls. The Doctor takes the most sensible course of action possible -- ''he goes to inform the authorities''. Bet (Bet that went over well! well!) Meanwhile, a wounded Stien activates the self-destruct with a heroic dying belly-flop, taking out the remaining Daleks and pretty much tying up the plot in a neat little bow.

* KickTheSonOfABitch: On the one hand, it's Davros. On the other hand - serious MoralDissonance. Oh, and Davros ''talks'' [[BreakingLecture his way out of it]] * KillEmAll: This serial has the highest on-screen body count in a Series/DoctorWho episode to date, with a total of 60-75 deaths.
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* KickTheSonOfABitch: On the one hand, it's Davros. On the other hand - serious MoralDissonance. Oh, and Davros ''talks'' [[BreakingLecture his way out of it]] it]]. * KillEmAll: This serial has the highest on-screen body count in a Series/DoctorWho ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode to date, with a total of 60-75 deaths.

-->'''Davros:''' ''You hesitate Doctor. If I were you, I would be dead.'' -->'''The Doctor:''' ''I lack your practice, Davros.'' -->'''Davros:''' ''You are soft, like all Time Lords. You prefer to stand and watch. Action requires courage. Something you lack.''
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-->'''Davros:''' ''You You hesitate Doctor. If I were you, I would be dead.'' dead. -->'''The Doctor:''' ''I I lack your practice, Davros.'' Davros. -->'''Davros:''' ''You You are soft, like all Time Lords. You prefer to stand and watch. Action requires courage. Something you lack.''

-->''Lytton is also strongly in keeping with the ethos of the 1980s... the character himself is in keeping with the theme of amoral, selfish, profit-driven individuals exemplified by such 1980s classics as ''{{American Psycho}}'', ''{{Wall Street}}'' and ''{{Working Girl}}''. Even if the character is, in fact, a Dalek duplicate, the metaphor still reads, as Lytton's betrayal can therefore be seen as a stab in the back from a corporate insider. Lytton is thus very much a character for his time.'' -- [[http://www.kaldorcity.com/features/articles/resurrection.html Alan Stevens]] * TheXOfY: The story's title, which continues the run of biblical references in Dalek story titles that begin with "Genesis of the Daleks" (though skipped over "Destiny of the Daleks") and continues for the rest of the show's run.
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-->''Lytton -->'''[[http://www.kaldorcity.com/features/articles/resurrection.html Alan Stevens]]:''' Lytton is also strongly in keeping with the ethos of the 1980s... the character himself is in keeping with the theme of amoral, selfish, profit-driven individuals exemplified by such 1980s classics as ''{{American Psycho}}'', ''{{Wall Street}}'' and ''{{Working Girl}}''. Even if the character is, in fact, a Dalek duplicate, the metaphor still reads, as Lytton's betrayal can therefore be seen as a stab in the back from a corporate insider. Lytton is thus very much a character for his time.'' -- [[http://www.kaldorcity.com/features/articles/resurrection.html Alan Stevens]] time. * TheXOfY: The story's title, which continues the run of biblical references in Dalek story titles that begin with [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E4GenesisOfTheDaleks "Genesis of the Daleks" Daleks"]] (though skipped over [[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E1DestinyOfTheDaleks "Destiny of the Daleks") Daleks"]]) and continues for the rest of the show's run.
1st Jun '15 11:44:46 PM Solle
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It's also BloodierAndGorier than ''any'' other Doctor Who episode to date, with an on-screen death count of '''64''' -- not even counting Daleks.
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It's also BloodierAndGorier than ''any'' other Doctor Who episode story up to date, that point, with an on-screen death count of '''64''' -- not even counting Daleks.
1st Jun '15 11:43:38 PM Solle
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This was Creator/PeterDavison's only encounter with the Daleks during his time as the Doctor, and it was specifically brought in so he could have his Dalek story before he left at the end of the season. Davison had requested it for the previous season, but a strike wound up delaying it until season 21... which also left the original Davros (Michael Wisher) unable to reprise his role. This gave us the Third Davros, Terry Molloy, who would remain in the role for the rest of the classic series as well as the [[AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho audios]].
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This was Creator/PeterDavison's only TV encounter with the Daleks during his time as the Doctor, Daleks, and it was specifically brought in so he could have his Dalek story before he left at the end of the season. Davison had requested it for the previous season, but a strike wound up delaying it until season 21... which also left the original Davros (Michael Wisher) unable to reprise his role. This gave us the Third Davros, Terry Molloy, who would remain in the role for the rest of the classic series as well as the [[AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho audios]].
17th Apr '15 11:18:33 AM JamesAustin
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Dragged into a special room and StrappedToAnOperatingTable with widgets attached to his head, the Doctor questions the Daleks as to why they need him. It turns out the Daleks want to clone an evil version of the Doctor and his companions, send them off the Gallifrey and then have them wipe out the leadership of the Time Lords. The Doctor [[BigNo does not take this well]]. Stien begins the process of cloning the Doctor's memories while the Doctor tries his best to screw with the Dalek programming on the poor guy. Flashes of ''all'' his previous companions and regenerations run through the Doctor's mind. ... Except Leela, due to a production oversight.
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Dragged into a special room and StrappedToAnOperatingTable with widgets attached to his head, the Doctor questions the Daleks as to why they need him. It turns out the Daleks want to clone an evil version of the Doctor and his companions, send them off the Gallifrey and then have them wipe out the leadership of the Time Lords. The Doctor [[BigNo does not take this well]]. Stien begins the process of cloning the Doctor's memories while the Doctor tries his best to screw with the Dalek programming on the poor guy. Flashes of ''all'' his previous companions and regenerations run through the Doctor's mind. ... Except mind ... except Leela, due to a production oversight.
17th Apr '15 11:12:02 AM JamesAustin
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Meandering around the streets of London, the Doctor and companions run into that lone survivor: a terrified, stuttering man named Stien. The Doctor recruits Stien into helping his party search for the right warehouse which has the time corridor in it. However, before they can go much further, the Doctor and crew stumble across an army bomb disposal squad. They've been called in to dispose of several things that are supposedly unexploded bombs, despite looking like naff props from a 1980s science fiction show. Turlough stumbles into the time corridor -- winding up on the alien ship. (To his credit, he decides to hide rather than be captured in seconds.) The rest of the crew are updated soon enough, as the time corridor activates again... revealing a Dalek! Good golly gosh, it certainly would be fantastic to have a companion who [[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E6TheKingsDemons is a robot and probably couldn't die easily]], wouldn't it? Keeping his cool, the Doctor orders the (magically fully-armed) bomb squad to shoot at the Dalek. Since it's ImmuneToBullets, he throws the Dalek out a third-story window instead.
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Meandering around the streets of London, the Doctor and companions run into that lone survivor: a terrified, stuttering man named Stien. The Doctor recruits Stien into helping his party search for the right warehouse which has the time corridor in it. However, before they can go much further, the Doctor and crew stumble across an army bomb disposal squad. They've been called in to dispose of several things that are supposedly unexploded bombs, despite looking like naff props from a 1980s science fiction show. Turlough stumbles into the time corridor -- winding up on the alien ship. (To his credit, he decides to hide rather than be captured in seconds.) The rest of the crew are updated soon enough, as the time corridor activates again... revealing a Dalek! Good golly gosh, it certainly would be fantastic to have a companion who [[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E6TheKingsDemons is a robot and probably couldn't die easily]], wouldn't it? Keeping his cool, the Doctor orders the The (magically fully-armed) bomb squad to shoot at the Dalek. Since Dalek, but since it's ImmuneToBullets, it kills several of the squad's men before the Doctor advises them to focus their fire on its eyestalk, blinding it. In the resulting struggle, he throws the Dalek out a third-story window instead. window.
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