Great trailer, looking forward to it. Hope it isn’t a Doctor lite story, though I guess her involvement in the trailer is limited as to not undermine the story and what Graham, Ryan, Yaz & Jack need to do.
I really like the look of the Daleks. I wasn’t overly keen on the Resolution Dalek; it didn’t really succeed in being cobbled together or a new design. This is much more refined thanks to a few tweaks.
I was expecting Revolution of the Daleks to air Christmas Day, as it’s going to be one of the few non-COVID productions, so I’d have thought the BBC would like to capitalise on that and the show being perfect escapism for families after the year everyone’s had. Not to worry, though, at least we’re getting a special!
I am not watching the trailer, so my first glimpse of a Dalek was the image from the Radio Times website. I'm not a fan so far, but I haven't seen it move and it is a departure from the glorious bronze battle tanks first seen in Dalek. So it is probably that I'm not used to the new design yet.
I did enjoy Resolution, the last Dalek story. It was a bit like Dalek, but the body horror and Charlotte Ritchie's acting as she fought to control this alien invader was excellent. What killed the story stone dead for me was the B plot of Ryan's Dad. It was a good idea, and written well. However, the tonal shift was a bit abrupt and detracted from the other story. It should have been done as a separate story.
I hope Revolution is a great story. We need a palate cleanser after the controversial Timeless Children. I wasn't bothered by the canon-alteration but by how it was done, acres and acres of dull exposition. Anyway, season 12 was more consistent than season 11 and with a shortened run of episodes, Mr Chibnall cannot afford a duff episode. If it is half as good as the Classic series 13, I will be pleased for him.
He has had a difficult time trying to get to grips with making good Doctor Who. Though I love the way he's brought back more historical stories. I wish him, the cast and the production team, successful and safe filming.
I've just seen the confirmation that Bradley & Tosin will be leaving in Revolution of the Daleks.
I am particularly sad to see Bradley leave, as I loved Graham and his performance and I think he makes the team feel a little more grounded, though I do think we saw a noticeable drop in screen time for the character in Series 12. Ryan I'm a little indifferent to, as his arc concluded nicely by the end of Resolution and I don't think he's provided a great deal to the team aside from that; indeed I think his best appearances have been in the two David Solomons novels.
I think, in hindsight, this has been building up through Series 12, with Yaz taking centre stage more and I bet she'll flourish in Series 13, assuming it'll just be her and the Doctor. Though I would argue the same would apply to any of the three companions. They all have their individual characteristics that you could really run with if each of them were on their own. As it stands, they're vying for screentime in a short run of stories with a large team. Graham fared the best due to Bradley's understated and charismatic performance stealing any scene he's in.
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