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5.0 out of 5 stars
excellent, 10 May 2006
this was one of the last 8 stories of the last shows made in the original series, and showed quite an upturn in quality and production values, as well as effects and story telling.
McCoy had become serious, and not a 'panto' doctor as per season 24, his doctor showed the first signs of being all knowing and somewhat manipulative to the situations that he was in, later on, almost callous in the way he used people in the last stories (curse of fenric etc)
This story really does herald back to the dalkes early days when they were a force to be reckoned with, however, after a few of the early stories, they bacame a tool to pull in the veiwers, rather than an enemy that the doctor and his gang would accidently come across every now and then.
althoug just over two years had passed since the last dalek story, this one was transmitted on the start of season 25, and was an excellent story for the show, both of the season and in its history.
the only thing that still bugs me to this day, was the destruction on Skaro, when the peace loving thals seemed to live there too.. etc etc, so some explanation seems to be lacking
all in all, if your a doctor who fan, this is a serious must for you