Sunday, 6 March 2011
Dr. Who: Day of the Daleks
'The Day Of The Daleks' was the first story in the third Jon Pertwee series, as well as the first episode were he met, was captured by, escaped from and, ultimately, overcame The Daleks. It's a pretty good story, economical (in every sense of the word: you never see more than three Daleks) and fairly fast moving, although it loses points for introducing the brutish and loathsome Ogrons who, despite only appearing in about eight episodes, terrified me for most of the seventies and early eighties.
Originally broadcast in early 1972, I don't remember it from first time around, although I became intimately acquainted with every aspect of it via the Target book adaptation, which I probably read about two hundred times.