Thursday, June 13, 2024 07:19

3 Preview Clips From Doctor Who: Victory of the Daleks

At the end of last week’s episode, the Beast Below, the Doctor gets a call on the new TARDIS phone from a certain historical Prime Minsiter of Britian, who needs the Doctor’s help.

Since then, the BBC has released 3 teaser clips from Victory of the Daleks, the first Dalek story to feature the eleventh Doctor (but I imagine not the last).

In this clip, the Doctor introduces Amy Pond to Winston Churchill who apparently has known the Doctor (and coveted the TARDIS) for some time.

In the second clip, the Doctor and Amy are on a roof  looking out upon… history. They witness an impossible (by 20th century Earth technology) display of destructive force during a military test. The Doctor recognizes the sound of Dalek gunfire, and a Dalek with an unusual paint job…

Here’s the second clip:

For newer fans who may not get the reference: the “I am your soldier” line (including inflection) is a reference to the very first story with the second Doctor: Power of the Daleks — except then it was “I am your servant”.  Looking forward to finding out how much of a connection there is between the classic Troughton story and this new one penned by Mark Gatiss (writer: The Unquiet Dead, Idiots Lantern, also appeared as Professor Lazarus in The Lazarus Experiment)

In the third clip, Amy brashly walks right up to a Dalek and starts asking it questions. Its reaction is very much unlike a usual Dalek response, which confirms my assumption that this story may be linked (at least in general plot) to Power of the Daleks.

But I think the interesting thing is that Amy doesn’t seem to know who the Daleks are…  Which (along with a clue in The Eleventh Hour) seems to suggest the Doctor may not have picked her up in the present day… But this is pure speculation at this point, and not just on my part.

Here’s the clip:

It’s so nice having Doctor Who back on the air for a proper series again instead of the scattered specials of last year.  I’m really liking the new Doctor and Amy so far and can’t wait to see how the series progresses…

The cool thing (or another cool thing) is, I’m actually looking forward to a new Dalek story, which hasn’t really been the case for the last 3-4 years now. Roll on Victory of the Daleks!

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