Doctor Who 32.03 Victory of the Daleks (2010, Science Fiction Adventure) – 6/10 TV review

Cast / crew
Matt Smith: The Doctor
Karen Gillan: Amy Pond
Writer: Mark Gatiss
Producer: Peter Bennett
Director: Andrew Gunn
Ian McNeice: Churchill
Creator Daleks: Terry Nation
Executive Producer: Steven Moffat

Doctor Who 32.03 Victory of the Daleks (2010)

A call from Winston Churchill brings the Doctor and Amy to World War II London but he has a shock in store when he unveils his secret weapon: a Dalek.

6/10

It’s fun to see a Dalek wearing a Union Flag and fighting alongside Winston Churchill in World War II and Matt Smith again manages to segue between fun and fury far more neatly than David Tennant ever did (and he wields a mean jammy-dodger) but Mark Gatiss’ script is largely unconvincing. Essentially, the Doctor keeps asking the Daleks what the plot is and they keep telling him. It builds to a typically weighty moral dilemma (save the Earth or save the rest of the Universe) but it has no impact and no emotional resonance.

This Doctor Who episode contains bad language and unpleasant scenes, violence.

Classified PG by BBFC. Parental Guidance.

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