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on 11 February 2017
First thought on seeing the even (badder) black daleks fighting the empire daleks was had the doctor jumped into the mad vortex (middle east?) of 2017 we now sadly live? (The doctors views on human beings are so spot on)..... Never saw the 80s doctors...60s and 70s.....then played at being an adult?.....now over the hill I have enjoyed Peter Davidson.and a couple of sylvester episodes.....Love them......I know the fanatics..get a bit snobby about this period?...but I have to say, they are in the spirit of the earlier stuff...and I like ace...and the cast.....I like it's basic sets etc..(egg box space ship? Great work)...not seen the modern stuff yet......they look a bit serious from the outside?.....all in all...great fun, and I'm keen to see more......
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on 27 June 2017
Superb 25th Anniversary Dalek story starring Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred and Davros.
Great Script, excellent SFX for the time and a story that connects right back to Foreman's Junkyard from the very first episode of An Unearthy Child.
So is it worth double dipping and buying the Remastered 2 disc special edition? The answer is an unqualified yes!
As well as an improved picture and sound quality the missing Dalek Blaster Effect from the first version has been restored and you can now see the Ace Dalek Attack scene from 2 angles as originally intended.
Also there are a plethora of extras that until now were only available on the Davros Boxset, including a fantastic making of documentary and the 48 minute Davros Connections Documentary on a separate disc.
Not just the best Sylvester McCoy story but one of the best Dalek stories ever made.
An unqualified, five star highly recommended purchase.
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After a messy and unsatisfying first season in the role, Sylvester McCoy's Doctor emerged from a bit of a rethink as a more satisfyingly enigmatic, more proactive and slightly darker figure in Remembrance of the Daleks, a really rather splendid entry celebrating the show's 25th anniversary that works both as a nostalgic look back on the series' past and a pretty good yarn on its own terms. Set in 1963, the references to the show's history come thick and fast - not only does it feature the same junkyard where the TARDIS was discovered in the very first episode as well as the school his granddaughter went to as key locations but at one point a character leaves the room just before that episode is about to start on TV. There's even a reference to Bernard Quatermass' rocket programme at one point. If you don't know the show's history or your British scifi TV they don't get in the way, but if you do they add a nice additional layer that doesn't get too obsessively self-referential that it stops the story dead in its tracks as with the homage overload in Die Another Day. Nor is the increasingly tiresome but contractually obligatory Davros allowed to dominate the proceedings for once.

It also looks like they've put enough money into the show for once: a mechanical effect of a full sized shuttle landing in a school playground is especially impressive. Focussing on a race war between black Daleks and white Daleks carried out on Earth with hidden Timelord technology the prize, the theme of racial purity is taken further with a group of human racist fascists collaborating with one faction. There's even room for one wonderfully wistful philosophical exchange about the ramifications of having sugar in your tea or not - after all, if no-one developed the taste for sugar, one minor character's grandparents would never have been sold into slavery and he'd have been an African instead of a Londoner. It's ultimately quite pertinent to the story's payoff, which even the Doctor isn't sure is a case of doing the right thing or the wrong thing (and which some fans consider the cause of the catastrophic Time War that preceded the revamped series in the 21st century). But most of all, as well as being clearly thought through, it's also highly entertaining without being patronising, which can't be said of most of the latter `Classic Who' episodes on much-loathed producer John Nathan Turner's watch. Oh yes, and this was the story that first answered the question `How do the Daleks handle stairs?'

As for the double-dip special edition DVD, the improvement in picture quality isn't that big (and at a couple of points the digital noise reduction is on the verge of being overdone and flattening out facial detail), but the new special features are an improvement over the original single-disc issue, with a good making of documentary and a nice retrospective featurette on all the script's references to past stories, though whether the 48-minute documentary on Davros quite merited a disc of its own is open to question. All the other extras from the original release have been retained.
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on 2 July 2013
I loved this DVD,
all of the episodes where as the ninth doctor would say "Fantastic", this is one of my personal favorites from the Seventh Doctor, I loved the story, the countless explosions and the awesomeness that is the Daleks.

Another thing I love about this DVD is the legendary cliff hanger at the end of the first episode, for the sake of those poor young soles stuck with the over rated and far too young eleventh incarnation who haven't scene it I wont spoil it.

This DVD showcases just how great Doctor Who was at the end of it's original TV run with everything you'd expect from a truly classic doctor who episode, why they decided to cancel such a beloved and legendary series for 16 years is beyond me.

If you love Daleks this is defiantly the DVD for you.
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on 6 August 2013
Well, I can safely say that this Serial now sits firmly at the top of my favourite Classic Serials I have watched so far. Every single minute of it was brilliant. From the writing, the direction, the acting…and last but certainly not least THE DALEKS! Who were absolutely brilliant! I also have to mention that I loved the idea of a Dalek Civil War. It was a genius idea, and allowed for some very great battle scenes too! (The Special Weapons Dalek had to be my favourite though.

What I loved most about this Serial was the fact that it was a celebration of all things Who (It did air in the 25th year). There were so many references and easter eggs to the shows history (Something I hope will be apparent in the 50th). The Seventh Doctor was fantastic! Sylvester brings bounds of energy to the role, and is very witty, but also very dark too! He is now my favourite Classic Doctor!

One of my favourite scenes was the first cliff-hanger, with the Imperial Dalek (finally) being able to levitate and closed in on the trapped, helpless Doctor, screaming their iconic battle cry “Exterminate!” Very chilling. Another favourite of mine was the final confrontation between the "Emperor Dalek" and the Doctor,The scene perfectly demonstrated the hatred the Doctor feels for these monstrous creations. And also showed us just how far the Doctor would go to stop the Daleks in their plans to take over the universe - a hint at what was to come for the Doctor in the Time War perhaps?

Overall this serial was just fantastic, it’s my new favourite, and introduced me to my new favourite Classic Doctor. This will undoubtedly be a Serial I will watch over and over again, for a long time.

10/10
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on 25 August 2011
I absolutely love this classic Doctor Who episode, I wouuld even go as far as to say it is my favourite classic episode. It is composed of four parts which are roughly half an hour long each. The card slide cover is a very nice touch and the cover design is far superior in appearance to that of the standard edition. Being a special edition DVD it obviously contains a number of extra features, it has a second disk titled 'Davros Connections' which goes into detail about Davros over the years and it is rather interesting for people such as myself. The main feature disk also contains many special features including various camera angles and outtakes. The main reason I bought this DVD was that when reading up on it I discovered that there are a small number of errors in the standard edition, so I thought it wise to buy the special edition. If you like Doctor Who and the Seventh Doctor as much as I do then I suggest you buy this DVD.
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on 21 April 2017
very good
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on 24 April 2017
One of the abselout best Dalek stories! This is a great story, and I love the way the doctor deals with the Daleks in a different way than usual.
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on 4 April 2017
Fast delivery and great story with special features, what more could you ask for?
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on 10 November 2014
Perfect
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