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5.0 out of 5 stars Extermi-great, 24 July 2007
This review is from: Doctor Who Original Series : The Daleks - Limited Edition Black Rubber Cased 7 Disc Box Set (Exclusive To Amazon.co.uk) [DVD] [1963] (DVD)
I do not own this complete box set, however I own all the titles that are included, as well as 'The Daleks' (William Hartnell) and I can safely say they are some of the best Doctor Who stories around. Despite there not being some of the other Dalek stories - 'Day of the Daleks', 'Destiny of the Daleks',etc. - it gives you a very good selection of adventures. I can't really explain why they are so good without going in depth into the stories, however I can say this:
The plots are adventurous, the characters are played very well thanks to a good choice of actors and the plot twists are very unexpected. 5 stars to the Doc and his lovable Dustbin pals.

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I am now going to go in depth into the episodes, however it will just be a brief summary:

Dalek Invasion of Earth:
The Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Susan land on Earth in the 22nd century to find that the Daleks, with help from their Robomen slaves, have taken over. After blocking the entrance to the TARDIS, Susan, along with Barbara, meets a group of rebels who plot to overthrow the Daleks, while the Doctor and Ian end up going to Bedford mines where many slaves are working. Will they be able to find out what the Daleks are searching for on Earth? Somewhat marked down by the over-acting but still an enjoyable story. 4/5

Genesis of the Daleks:
The Doctor, Sarah and Harry arrive on Skaro - the home of the Daleks - at the time of the war between the Kaleds and the Thals, after being instructed by a time-lord to find out the Dalek's weakness/es. The Doctor and companions have to deal with the somewhat evil Kaleds and their chief 'scientist' Davros to either stop the construction of the Daleks or find out how they can be stopped for later reference. 4.5/5

Ressurection of the Daleks:
The Doctor, Tegan and Turlough arrive on Earth to find a warehouse that is housing a portal to the Dalek's Time Corridor. The Doctor and Turlough make their way onto a ship which is holding Davros prisoner. As the ship struggles with heavy Dalek oppression, Davros attempts to make a clone of the Doctor to reveal his knowledge and become supreme ruler of the Universe! 4.5/5

Revelation of the Daleks:
Perhaps the funniest/light-heartedest(?) of the 5 stories, Revelation of the Daleks sees the Doctor and companion Peri arrive on the planet Necros, home of Tranquil Repose - a funeral home for the most famous people in the Galaxy. But is it the Doctor's funeral home? Probably not, but oh well - he is intent on finding out its secrets and learning about the mysterious 'Great Healer'. 5/5

Remembrance of the Daleks:
The Doctor and Ace investigate Coal Hill school where mysterious happenings have been going on. It turns out the Daleks are in town and they're searching for Time Lord technology that the Doctor left behind previously. Will the Doctor stop the evil creatures finding the precious Hand of Omega? Or will it be easier than expected as there is another Dalek faction which opposes Davros' Daleks? Expect civil war! 5/5
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