2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
After the slight dip in quality of the previous instalment, chapter 3 of Big Finish's Dalek Empire miniseries (confusingly sharing its title with one of the TV stories!) gets things back on track. The stakes are raised higher this time round, with Earth fallen to the Daleks and Alby now playing for much higher stakes than just a reunion with the woman he loves. The long planned slave uprising against the Daleks finally kicks off, and this stage of Susan and Kalendorf's story reaches it end in this instalment. Newscaster Gordon Pellen is surprisingly written out between chapters, but instead we have a new character joining the cast in the shape of a slightly cheesy American-accented policewoman who's on Alby's trail. Some great twists and character-building moments, Death to the Daleks! ups the drama and propels the series to it's 4th and final chapter. Great stuff!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
First released in 2001, this is the third in a Big Finish spin off series from the Doctor Who main range and, as the title indicates, centres around the Daleks. It's a single disc release, one episode about an hour long.
In this third episode the Daleks are on the verge of completing their conquest of the galaxy. But Suze and Karlendorf's plans are starting to come to fruition. And just why is Albie trying to hack into a secure Human communications network?
Another excellent story in this series. Centered more around Albie's tale it develops his character nicely. But there is still plenty for Sarah Mowat and Gareth Thomas to do as Suze and Karlendorf respectively. It's another slice of a dark and complex tale in which it appears that no matter what happens humanity's days are numbered. There is a feeling of doom and despair starting to creep in, despite the grand finale in which humanity makes its last desperate gamble. It can't be listened to in isolation from the other releases otherwise it will make no sense, but this is a slice of gripping drama, so 5 stars.