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2.0 out of 5 stars Dalek Human! Dalek! ...Human!, 27 July 2007
This review is from: Doctor Who - Series 3 Volume 2 [DVD] [2005] (DVD)
Daleks in Manhatten/Evolution of the Daleks: One complaint that I have about the new series of Doctor Who is that the Daleks have turned into pansies! Take Dalek, where a Dalek became lonely, guilty and depressed and killed himself, just because he was "touched" by rose. In the bad wolf double bill they planned to take over the world by means of taking over reality TV shows. In the Doomsday double Dalek Sec gets involved in a bitching match with a cyberman "this is not war! it is pest control!" and now they have decided to abandon their supremacist ideology by merging with a human and becoming all tolerant and almost nice. The Dalek race are saved however when they turn on Sec and Caan's temporal shift after the Doctor empassioned speech is a good ending. But the badly faked american acents and out of character Dalek's, and simply silly pigmen make this the weakest Dalek story of the new series so far, and not really worth a second look.

The Lazarus Experiment: This episode is much better. It's exciting and original and features dramatic fast paced action sequences and a thoroughly nasty baddy. The effects look pretty poor however, with the CG monster Lazarus looking very unrealistic (I realise the irony in this comment). The part is well acted by Mark Gatiss, and the inclusion of Martha's family is a nice touch.

42: This episode is OK, although it basically feels like a less entertaining version of The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit from series 2. There are some good moments however, the progression of the Mr. Saxon storyline from the previous episode here is also interesting. This episode did create some moments of genuine tension as Martha drifts towards the sun, but somehow just isn't that entertaining.

The DVD features mainly average episodes, but they are worth a look, I wouldn't recommend paying too much though.
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