- Badass Decay: This story doesn't treat the Daleks a heck of a lot better than "Destiny of the Daleks" did. While their weaker status is actually explained and justified in this story, and they do at least turn on Davros when it becomes clear that he isn't going to co-operate with them, it's still hard to take them seriously as a threat when they retreat in a panic after several of them get blown up in the initial assault, then need Lytton and his men to actually take over the space station. Also not helping is a bunch of 1980s Earth soldiers easily shooting out a Dalek's eyestalk and then destroying it by shoving it out of a window, and both the Doctor and Davros slaughtering them en masse with the Movellan virus.
- Fridge Brilliance: In "Destiny of the Daleks", the Doctor says that the Dalek-Movellan war will remain deadlocked until one side does something irrational enough that the other side cannot see it coming. Now, the Movellans have the upper hand, having attacked their metal-clad enemies with a virus. Looks like the Movellans realised that the Doctor was right.
- Memetic Mutation: "I can't stand the confusion in my mind!"
- Narm: The super-deadly virus with which the Movellans all but wiped out the Daleks causes them to spurt white fluid out of their cases. At best it looks like they're coughing up shaving foam, and at worst, well, let's not even go there.
- Retroactive Recognition: Dirty Den is one of Lytton's troopers.
- Special Effect Failure: Most of the Dalek lasers are not at all accurate for where the gun is pointing and many of the deaths are overracted.
YMMV / Doctor Who S21 E4 "Resurrection of the Daleks"