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4.0 out of 5 stars One of McCoy's Better, May 25 2003
This review is from: Doctor Who: Remembrance of the Daleks (DVD)
Ah, the seventh Doctor. Loved by some and hated by many, the dying days of Doctor Who (1986-1989) were undeniably full of hits and misses. "Remembrance of the Daleks" remains one of the better stories of this era, stronger in dialogue and plotting than many of the others. The outstanding performance of Sylvester McCoy, who at last keeps the pantomime to a minimum, the impressive action sequences, and the emphasis on drama over comic book melodramatics also help to make this a respectable outing. Unfortunately, the story relies so heavily on continuity from the past that it will be inscrutable to non-fans. There's also some predictable story elements and cliches (Davros escapes in an escape pod again?) that make for a lackluster conclusion, but overall, this is a satisfying adventure.
Tremendous credit is due as always to The Doctor Who Restoration Team for the extra features. In addition to commentary from the lead actors, there's also some amusing outtakes and fascinating deleted scenes (though the latter might have been better if included in the program). And with production information text, alternate camera angles, and episode trailers this disc, like all Doctor Who DVDs, is an outstanding value.
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