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Doctor Who: Renaissance of the Daleks (Big Finish Doctor Who Audio Dramas #93)

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A random landing in London and a trip to the Savoy Hotel yield unexpected results for the Doctor. Tea, scones, an American general who knows far too much, and the threat of a Dalek invasion of Earth.

Meanwhile, the Doctor's companion Nyssa is in Rhodes during the time of the Crusades, where her position proves to be distinctly precarious.

It seems the Doctor's deadliest foes
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Published March 2007 by Big Finish Productions
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Shaun Collins
May 27, 2017 Shaun Collins rated it liked it
Ambitious, but over reaching. The story can't really make up it's mind tonally what it's going for. One minute there are cute wind up Daleks over running the console room (which felt like it would have been great comedy) the next are horrible implications of preventing the Dalek invasion of Earth from happening (which aren't as serious as the story makes out). The result is a bit of a muddled mess. Enjoyable, but swinging the pendulum either way toward spoof or full blown Dalek mayhem would have ...more
A Bald Mage** Steve
May 28, 2017 A Bald Mage** Steve rated it did not like it
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Piss take out of the Daleks for me which you should never do.... 1/10
Jamie Revell
Mar 27, 2015 Jamie Revell rated it liked it
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This would, at the time, have been the third Big Finish release in three months to feature the daleks, which would, to my mind, have rather dented any possible impact. (In fairness, the other two weren't in the main series, as this one is, so it wasn't necessarily planned that way).

At any rate, this is a story as much about a time paradox as anything else, and does have a number of Bidmead's trademarks, with technobabble based on real science and something that's at least akin to a pocket dimens
Nicholas Whyte
Renaissance of the Daleks has all kinds of weirdness in it: historical soldiers from Rhodes, the Battle of the Crater and 'Nam, plus also an attempt to prevent the Dalek Invasion of Earth from happening, plus (as ever in a Bidmead story) a place with a privileged location in the whole of space-time, plus Daleks of all sizes - the smaller they are, the nastier they get. It is an ambitious piece that didn't quite reach what it was looking for (and Bidmead slightly dissociated himself from the fina ...more
Dec 09, 2012 Steven rated it it was ok
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The Doctor leaves Nyssa on Earth, not knowing that she's in Rhodes during the Crusades, then ends up in the American Civil War. The Doctor meets General Tillington, an American general that has been spying on the TARDIS with actinoids. The Doctor finds out that The Dalek Invasion of Earth hasn't happened and a new Dalek invasion is coming very soon. The Doctor must try to put history right, but how can he convince General Tillington? The Doctor heads to the TARDIS. With the help of Tillington's ...more
Debra Cook
Mar 12, 2013 Debra Cook rated it really liked it
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The Doctor and Nyssa have to figure out why time is out of Kilter and The Daleks haven't invaded on a date the Doctor has landed on. There are also the toy dales that everyone is collecting but don't know why. Is this another Dalek plot to try to dominate the world and universe. Find out.
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Christopher Hamilton Bidmead is a British writer and journalist who wrote several Doctor Who TV serials, all of which he also novelised. He was also script editor for Season 18.

He was attached (agreed, but without a contract) to write several serials that were ultimatelly cancelled. They were In the Hollows of Time, a two-part (forty-five minute) story for the cancelled season 23[1], and a four pa
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