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5.0 out of 5 stars a great start to a new season............
who says that destiny aint as good as Genesis?

for a start, the daleks are in this for a lot more than they are in genesis, and they get more to do, despite this story being two episodes shorter than genesis. and davros is as cool and calculating and evil as ever. and lalla ward gets off to a great start as Romana. and the movellans are good too. the daleks do...
Published on 17 Aug 2007 by big mad doctor who guy

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3.0 out of 5 stars Davros Returns!
The opening scenes of Destiny of the Daleks get the new season off to a shaky start, Romana's regeneration - in which she 'tries on' a number of unsuitable bodies before settling on the Lalla Ward version - being played very much for laughs. 'The [regeneration] scene was handled abysmally but on a more positive note, Lalla Ward's debut performance as the new Romana is...
Published on 4 Feb 2004 by B. J. Robinson


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3.0 out of 5 stars Davros Returns!, 4 Feb 2004
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The opening scenes of Destiny of the Daleks get the new season off to a shaky start, Romana's regeneration - in which she 'tries on' a number of unsuitable bodies before settling on the Lalla Ward version - being played very much for laughs. 'The [regeneration] scene was handled abysmally but on a more positive note, Lalla Ward's debut performance as the new Romana is very promising. The scenes set on Skaro's surface are very effective,but it is admittedly very difficult to believe that the Daleks could ever have become locked in a logical stalemate with the Movellans unless they had evolved into robots, given that they are normally highly emotional creatures, but Terry Nation attempts to address this problem in a different way by suggesting that it is the races' respective battle computers that have led to this situation. In the end, the impression given is that Nation is simply struggling to come up with a plausible reason why the Daleks should need to go in search of their creator for assistance.This brings us to the nub of the story's problems. Davros was a character positively crying out not to be resurrected after his unbeatable debut in season twelve's Genesis of the Daleks. The plot device by way of which this is achieved in Destiny of the Daleks is frankly ludicrous, and the character in general is nowhere near as well-written or as subtle here as in the earlier story. It doesn't help matters, either, that Michael Wisher, whose wonderful performance in Genesis of the Daleks was such a crucial factor in Davros's success, proved to be unavailable in this story. David Gooderson's acting here is unfortunately not in the same league, and the net result is that this wonderful character is very much devalued.His somewhat humiliating fate reduced his evil stature greatly, though the possibility of his release by the Daleks is open... Even Davros's mask and chair, designed for an actor of a different build, are less effective this time around,but I found it was amusing to watch Davros - the evil genius, brilliant creator of the Daleks - bobbing up and down on his squeaky chair every time he moved about!Destiny of the Daleks ultimately manages to rise above all its undoubted failings and provides a fair degree of entertainment. After a couple of hit and miss seasons, the dreaded Daleks once more come to the aid of the Doctor in a most enjoyable, if not exactly vintage little story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a great start to a new season............, 17 Aug 2007
This review is from: Doctor Who: Destiny Of The Daleks [VHS] (VHS Tape)
who says that destiny aint as good as Genesis?

for a start, the daleks are in this for a lot more than they are in genesis, and they get more to do, despite this story being two episodes shorter than genesis. and davros is as cool and calculating and evil as ever. and lalla ward gets off to a great start as Romana. and the movellans are good too. the daleks do look a bit tired but war worn daleks would be wouldnt they?! there is a lot that this story has to offer. And im certain when i say this story is better than genesis in a lot of ways. genesis is good, but destiny is even better. a great farewell story from Terry Nation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Doctor Who: Destiny Of The Daleks [VHS] Tom Baker, 23 Dec 2013
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