doctor who revolution of the daleks review

For the past two seasons, Doctor Who has been going through an identity crisis. What kind of show is Doctor Who now? What kind of character is Jodie Whittaker‘s Doctor? The answer has constantly eluded us, even 22 episodes into showrunner Chris Chibnall‘s era. Russell T. Davies’ era was the campy family soap. Steven Moffat’s was the fairy tale adventure. And now, as we head into a new year and the 3rd season of Chris Chibnall’s era (13th overall), we still have no idea what kind of show our beloved, ever-changing sci-fi series is aiming to be.

But the show has been slowly improving since Whittaker first fell into a Sheffield train car in “The Woman Who Fell to Earth.” A rocky season 11 gave way to a more entertaining, if still overstuffed, season 12 that ultimately ended on yet another uncertain note: a lore-altering twist that piled yet another identity crisis onto a show that was still trying to figure out what it was. The latest episode, “Revolution of the Daleks,” which follows up the game-changing season 12 finale “The Timeless Children,” embodies both the strengths and weaknesses of the past two seasons. It’s a mostly solid 2020 New Year’s special with way too much exposition and some promising glimmers of character conflict and development, that tries to make up for a lack of identity with a lot of nostalgic callbacks to the Davies era. We get it, Jack, you’re immortal.

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doctor who revolution of the daleks trailer

After months of teasing (and an exciting teaser that revealed the return of fan-favorite character Captain Jack Harkness), BBC has finally released the trailer for the Doctor Who “festive” special “Revolution of the Daleks.” And now we know why they kept calling it the “festive special” — the release date has been revealed for the special holiday episode, which will hit the air on New Year’s Day 2021. Which is a long wait, yes, but not as long as the wait that the Doctor has to endure while trapped in an intergalactic prison. Watch the Doctor Who “Revolution of the Daleks” trailer below.

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doctor who revolution of the daleks teaser

Jack is back! On the 57th anniversary of the Doctor Who premiere, the beloved BBC sci-fi show finally released a teaser for its upcoming holiday special with one whopper of a reveal: Captain Jack, played by John Barrowman for four seasons on the Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood and in recurring appearances on the flagship show, is back, baby. What else do we know about “Revolution of the Daleks,” the upcoming festive special that may be released either this Christmas or New Year? Very little else. But check out the new Doctor Who “Revolution of the Daleks” teaser and get a glimpse of Jack’s old mug once again.

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