The Daleks will be returning to the new Doctor Who, thanks to an agreement reached between the BBC and the Terry Nation estate, with “the BBC accept[ing] the arrangement that had been in place for the last 40 years.” While it’s possible the oversized pepper-pots will grace television screens everywhere in the new series’ firstContinue reading “Exterminate!”

Allyn's Crackpot Theory: How Skaro Survived the Hand of Omega

It has long been said that “The Evil of the Daleks,” from Doctor Who‘s fourth season, represents the “final end” of the Daleks. The Doctor says that himself at the very end of the story. Yet in “Remembrance of the Daleks,” in the 25th season, the Doctor manipulates Davros, creator of the Daleks, into usingContinue reading “Allyn's Crackpot Theory: How Skaro Survived the Hand of Omega”

Ewoks! Exterminate!

Is it truly wrong to hate the Ewoks? Everyone knows the Ewoks. Those cute, cuddly, walking teddy bears that populated the last half of Return of the Jedi. In a series of films about the fate of the universe and the titanic struggle between the forces of good and evil, the Ewoks seemed curiously out-of-place.Continue reading “Ewoks! Exterminate!”

On "Evil of the Daleks"

Thanks to a poster on rec.arts.drwho I’ve received a reconstruction of the Patrick Troughton Doctor Who serial, “Evil of the Daleks.” Disappointed in “Evil of the Daleks”? Far from it. I enjoyed it immensely. The sound quality was crystal clear, the still pictures were rock-solid, the one extant episode looked very good, and all inContinue reading “On "Evil of the Daleks"”

On "Evil of the Daleks"

Thanks to an industrious Doctor Who fan, I have copies of a reconstruction of “Evil of the Daleks,” the fifth season Doctor Who epic that had the Daleks invade Victorian England, leading to a final confrontation between the Doctor and the Emperor Dalek on Skaro. Disappointed in “Evil of the Daleks”? Far from it. IContinue reading “On "Evil of the Daleks"”