The Destruction of Time

Over at Coronas of the Sun, the epic Daleks Master Plan comes to a downbeat conclusion with The Destuction of Time.

Coronas of the Sun

destructionThe Destruction of Time is devastating.  Nothing in the story to date, indeed the series so far, quite prepares you for the cataclysmic events that unfold during these twenty five minutes.  Even with only the soundtrack and a handful of photographs it’s incredibly powerful, so we can only guess what would it would look like in motion.  But with Douglas Camfield directing it seems more than likely that the visuals would have been extremely striking.

Mavic Chen meets his well-deserved end.  Kevin Stoney once again sails merrily over the top, but that suits Chen’s character – who by now has lost his last lingering shreds of sanity.  What makes his demise even more striking is the way he’s treated by the Daleks.  They simply ignore him.  This silent treatment is the ultimate humiliation, although he’s still able to rationalise it away into believing that the Daleks will continue to obey him.  Of…

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