Resurrection of the Daleks
By Eric Saward
Reviewed By Will Barber
Davros: If I were you, I'd be dead.
The Doctor: I lack your practice, Davros.
Davros: You are soft, like all Time Lords. You prefer to stand and watch. Action requires courage; something you lack.
Captured in a time corridor, the Doctor and his companions are forced to land on 20th century Earth, diverted by the Doctor's oldest enemy - the Daleks. It is here the true purpose of the time corridor becomes apparent: after ninety years of imprisonment, Davros, the ruthless creator of the Daleks, is to be liberated to assist in the resurrection of his army. Even the Daleks do not foresee the poisonous threat of their creator. Indeed, who would suspect Davros of wanting to destroy his own Daleks? Only the Doctor knows the truth. Will he descend to Davros' level of evil to stop him?
Resurrection of The Daleks marks the return of the Daleks after an absence of five years. The Daleks returned at the perfect time; which is the middle of Doctor Who’s darkest and most brooding season seen at the time. Even compared to the great horror classics of the 70s, such as Pyramids of Mars and The Talons of Weng Chiang, Resurrection stands as possibly the most gruesome and gory with a body count few other Doctor Who stories possess.