Review: Doctor Who – Shadow of the Daleks 1

Review by Jacob Licklider


Shadow of the Daleks is an interesting idea for a Doctor Who Big Finish release, at least for the Main Range. Instead of a single release, this is a story arc crossing two releases made up of eight individual episodes from different writers, all with the conceit of the Time War breaking into the life of the Fifth Doctor and a collection of people. This review is of only the first release, as it serves as the October Main Range release, Shadow of the Daleks 1, as the second installment has not been released and the story has not been concluded. As a series of four individual stories that have an overarching narrative, I will be foregoing any sort of format and just talking about what strikes me as this is a very different type of story. Listeners going in should expect that the title Shadow of the Daleks is apt as while the Daleks appear, and Nicholas Briggs is always excellent, they are not the focal point, staying in the literal shadows of each of the four episodes. The implication is that they are fighting the Time War, and possibly dragging earlier Doctors into events in a gambit to win, but as it stands there isn’t much to know of what they are. They are even referred to only as the Enemy in one of the stories which brings back images of the Eighth Doctor Adventures and Virgin New Adventures where the Terry Nation estate did not allow their use in the novels.

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Comic Con’s Metaverse reveal Daleks animated series first look

Doctor Who fans were treated to some big surprises today, as the Time Lord Victorious panel at New York Comic Con X MCM Comic Con Metaverse revealed a first look for the hotly anticipated Daleks! animation and announced 12th November as the launch date for episode one.


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New ‘Daleks’ animated series announced!

BBC have today announced ‘The Daleks’  animated series! The series will form part of ‘Time Lord Victorious’, with a five-part CGI animation launching in November this year.

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Warren Brown And Matthew McNulty To Guest Star In Doctor Who

Following Doctor Who’s explosive return to screens on New Year’s Day, stars of television Warren Brown and Matthew McNulty are set to guest star in an upcoming episode as team TARDIS work to solve a mystery which threatens the entire planet.


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New Cast Announcement For Doctor Who Series 12

With less than one week to go until Doctor Who makes a spectacular return to screens, a new cast announced for Series 12!


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Anjli Mohindra And Laura Fraser To Guest Star In Doctor Who

With less than one month to go until the TARDIS lands back on BBC One, television stars Anjli Mohindra and Laura Fraser are set to guest star in upcoming episodes of Doctor Who.

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