Monday, April 25, 2011

Day of the Daleks

The Third Doctor meets the Daleks for the first time in a storyline that explores the mechanics of time travel. 'Changing history is a very fanatical idea.' says the Doctor at one point and I would have to agree. It's easy to come up with a lot of moments in history that look like they should have gone differently, but you have to be very sure of yourself to actually go ahead with changing them.

The story is fast-paced and entertaining, with many great moments. I love the scene where Captain Yates pulls rank on Sergeant Benton, which you can see here at about 6:00:


The Dalek time machines look a lot like classic Trek tricorders. And this was the first time I heard someone use the word Quisling outside of WWII context.

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