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Doctor Who: The Time of the Daleks (Big Finish Doctor Who Audio Dramas #32)

3.11 of 5 stars 3.11  ·  rating details  ·  184 ratings  ·  17 reviews
NOT A BOOK. NOT AN AUDIO BOOK. This is an original full-cast audio play produced by Big Finish Productions.

The Doctor has always admired the work of William Shakespeare. So he is a little surprised that Charley doesn't hold the galaxy's greatest playwright in the same esteem. In fact she's never heard of him.
Which the Doctor thinks is quite impossible.

General Mariah Learm
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Published May 2002 by Big Finish Productions Ltd
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Christopher Buchanan
"Time of the Daleks" seems like it was spit out of a random Dalek story generator. There's an unnecessaryily convoluted scheme that involves Shakespeare for some indeterminate reason. The Doctor shows up and is instantly accepted as some kind of authority with no effort at all and, even better, he is ostesibly integral to the Daleks plans despite the fact he never really does anything helpful for them. So naturally they just let him run around and interfere to his hearts content without botherin ...more
Devin Harvey
To put it simply, this audio was just a total bore. Not a terrible idea, conceptually, but it just did not work out in the end. The Daleks are interested in going back in time to meet Shakespeare, and like many times before they have supposedly softened and are no longer evil beings and just care about literary masterpieces. It's kind of a silly-sounding story, and was even silly at times during the audio, but sadly just ended with me feeling let down. I wouldn't have even minded it being totall ...more
Angela
The Doctor and Charlie get involved with Daleks and time travel. I suspect this story started with what would happen if the Daleks spoke Shakespearean quotes. It's a clever story that is reminiscent of Evil of the Daleks. It's all about trying to stop Daleks escaping from a time warp thing. A fun, listen, one of the better Dalek audio plays.
Jayaprakash Satyamurthy
Time-travelling Daleks attempt to take over the world in a diabolical plan that involves wiping Shakespeare out of history. Eh. This was little more than a lot of half-baked ideas that might have been better with a little more care and attentions, lots of Daleks and humans rushing about and shooting stuff up. Bit of a mess, really.
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Erichyde
Three stars for the gimmick of the Daleks reading Shakespeare.
Jennifer
The Daleks do Shakespeare! Yay! Even when not quoting the bard they are positively chatty compared with their usual rather limited 'conversation'. But that's not the only appeal of this story, as Margaret Thatcher also appears. Oh they don't actually call her that, but boy does it sound like her.

Alas, as often happens, the plot and the sci-fi explanations get pretty convoluted (ie they lost me) but the 'Shakespeare is lost on the masses' argument of one of the characters was an interesting one
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Steven
The Doctor is confused enough when he finds that Charley has never heard of William Shakespeare. But when he travels to Britain in the near future and discovers a leader obsessed with watching Shakespeare's plays — and the Daleks wanting to help her — the mystery grows more sinister. Can the Daleks really claim to be the 'Masters of Time'?
Noah Soudrette
While this is a very different Dalek story (which is a good thing) it is also unnecessarily convoluted. It does do a good job of continuing the season's arc and finally bringing to a head the Doctor's decision to save Charley and its effect on the web of time. Despite it's failings, it's quite worth it just to hear Daleks quote Shakespeare.
Nicholas Whyte
The Eighth Doctor and Charley end up in a complex time-paradox plot with a near-future British dictator and the Daleks. This completely lost me when it became apparent that the Daleks wanted to restore Shakespeare to history, from which he had mysteriously gone missing. Daleks with literary taste of any kind? Seems utterly out of character.
Yosef Shapiro
The idea sounded a bit more interesting than the usual Dalek story. The Daleks being intersted in the works of William Shakespeare is a rather unique idea. But, as always when dealing with temporal parodoxes on Doctor Who, the idea becomes very confusing and convoluted. It still is worth listening to.
Mel
Daleks quoting Shakespeare! This was awesome. There was a plot of daleks trying to obtain time travel technology and have a working time corridor but the most important thing about this audio was them quoting Shakespeare! Which just sounded brilliant. A reasonable adventure with a fun twist.
Leela42
Audio adventure with the eighth Doctor and Charley. A well-constructed plot badly written, and the directing doesn't improve on it. You're better off finding a detailed outline to read.
Sara Habein
It was good, but not great. Or maybe since I enjoyed the last one I listened to so much, it seemed like more of a letdown, but this wasn't bad.
Drew
Honestly, I'm not sure I even understood what was happening most of the time. I'm definitely going to have to give this one another shot.
Debra Cook
Absolutely fantastic Dalek time travel adventure. A must have to a Doctor Who audio collection.
Auden Granger
Another audio adventure that was really difficult to follow.
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Justin Richards is a British writer. He has written many spin off novels based on the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, and he is Creative Director for the BBC Books range. He has also written for television, contributing to Five's soap opera Family Affairs. He is also the author of a series of crime novels for children about the Invisible Detective, and novels for older children. ...more
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