Revolution of the Daleks

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PRODUCTION INFO

Name

Revolution of the Daleks

Serial Code

Special

First Transmitted

1 January 2021

Final Ratings

6.25m

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DVD RELEASE

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CAST

Regular Cast

Jodie Whittaker (The Doctor), Mandip Gill (Yasmin), Toshin Cole (Ryan), Bradley Walsh (Graham)

Guest Cast

Harriet Walter (Jo Patterson), John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Leo Rugazzi), Chris Noth (Jack Robertson), Sharon D Clarke (Grace)

CREW

Written by Chris Chibnall
Directed by Lee Haven Jones
Produced by Nikki Wilson, Adam Friedlander & Alex Mercer

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The Doctor is imprisoned halfway across the universe. On Earth, the sighting of a Dalek alerts Ryan, Graham and Yaz. Can the return of Captain Jack Harkness help them stop a deadly Dalek takeover?

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REFERENCES

Species

The Doctor’s fellow prisoners include a Weeping Angel, an Ood, a Sycorax, a Pting, a Silent, a Skithra and a Thijarian.

Popular culture

The Doctor recites the opening line of a “classic” story to herself, mentioning “Mr and Mrs Dursley of 4 Privet Drive”.
Robertson gives an interview to Emily Maitlis on Newsnight.

Individuals

Jack Harkness mentions catching up with Gwen Cooper.
Jack Harkness mentions Rose Tyler.
Ryan and Graham both have a vision of Grace O’Brien.

Technology

Jack Harkness has a vortex manipulator.
Jack Harkness uses a temporal-freezing gateway disinhibitor bubble to break The Doctor and himself out of prison.
The Doctor gives Ryan and Graham each a piece of psychic paper as a parting gift.

Locations

The prison where The Doctor is being held is 79 billion light-years away from Earth.
Ryan reads a story online about a village in Finland that is supposedly dealing with a troll invasion.
Graham mentions having heard a story about a quarry in Korea that has been shut down due to reports of “gravel creatures coming to life.”

NOTES

  • The toxic waste scandal that ruined Jack Robertson’s political ambitions is mentioned and he remembers Team TARDIS from the incident. (Arachnids in the UK)
  • The Doctor recites the beginning of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone while in prison, calling it a “classic”. The Tenth Doctor had previously expressed an admiration for the Harry Potter series and its author, J. K. Rowling. (The Shakespeare Code)
  • Jack Harkness gets The Doctor’s attention by knocking four times. (Planet of the Dead, The Waters of Mars, The End of Time)
  • Jack Harkness travels by vortex manipulator (Utopia etc) and uses a sonic blaster. (The Doctor Dances)
  • Jack Harkness recalls meeting The Doctor’s companions and warning them about the Lone Cyberman. (Fugitive of the Judoon) He is unhappy to find out that The Doctor did give him the Cyberium, (The Haunting of Villa Diodati) but The Doctor claims that she resolved this, “sort of”. (The Timeless Children)
  • Jack tells Team TARDIS how he became immortal, (The Parting of the Ways) and that the person partially responsible for it is now stranded in a parallel universe. (Doomsday, Journey’s End)
  • Jack Harkness tells Yaz that he is from the 51st century (The Doctor Dances) lived on the Boeshane Peninsula, (Last of the Time Lords, Adam) and how The Doctor abandoned him numerous times. (The Parting of the Ways, Journey’s End) He noted The Doctor was a man then. (The Sound of Drums)
  • Jack Harkness calls Graham “Silver Fox”. (Fugitive of the Judoon)
  • Ryan and Graham both see a vision of Grace O’Brien. (The Woman Who Fell to Earth)
  • Ryan puts on a grey beanie, with The Doctor remembering the yellow one he was wearing when they met. (The Woman Who Fell to Earth)
    Graham reminds Ryan of their destruction of the Cybercarrier while blowing up the Dalek saucer in a similar manner. (The Timeless Children)
  • Yaz has been studying the TARDIS The Doctor sent Team TARDIS back to Earth in. (The Timeless Children)
  • Jack Harkness turns down The Doctor’s offer to travel, choosing instead to reconnect with Gwen Cooper, after spending some time apart. (Herald of the Dawn) He has previously refused The Doctor’s offer to travel with them so he can see Gwen again. (Last of the Time Lords)
  • Ryan once again tries to learn how to ride a bicycle with Graham’s help and wears his yellow beanie. (The Woman Who Fell to Earth)
  • Ryan has been reconnecting with his estranged father. (Resolution)
  • Ryan reflects on taking on giant spiders, (Arachnids in the UK) a sentient universe, (It Takes You Away) Cybermen, (The Haunting of Villa Diodati, Ascension of the Cybermen, The Timeless Children) Skithra, (Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror) Morax, (The Witchfinders) and the “mighty Pting”. (The Tsuranga Conundrum)
  • The Doctor questions how Jack Harkness was able to smuggle his vortex manipulator into the prison. Jack responds; “You really want me to answer that?” (Bad Wolf)
  • The Doctor once again comments on how Jack has “had work done”, to which Jack replies, “You can talk.” (Utopia)
  • The Doctor gifts Ryan and Graham psychic paper as they leave the TARDIS. (The End of the World, Army of Ghosts, Evolution of the Daleks)
  • The Doctor tells Ryan that Gallifrey is devoid of life after Ko Sharmus used the death particle. (The Timeless Children)
  • The Doctor is still locked in prison for evading the Judoon twice at once and 7,000 other offenses. (Fugitive of the Judoon, The Timeless Children)
  • The Doctor misses her intended temporal destination when returning to pick up her companions. The Eleventh Doctor often did the same. (The Eleventh Hour, Let’s Kill Hitler) Graham blames it on the TARDIS herself, noting her tendency to take The Doctor where they need to go. (The Doctor’s Wife)
  • The Bronze Daleks kills the Recon Dalek’s Defense Drone army because it views them as “impure”. The Eighth Doctor and Lucie Miller previously encountered a set of Daleks who wanted to wipe out a genetically impure Mutant Daleks created by Martez on Red Rocket Rising. (Blood of the Daleks) The Eleventh Doctor encountered the Supreme Dalek, who did likewise to the Ironside Daleks for similar reasons. (Victory of the Daleks) The Ninth Doctor saw how the Metaltron Dalek committed suicide because it mutated and saw itself as “impure”. (Dalek)
  • Before their demise, the Drone Daleks insist they had to adapt their DNA to survive. This was Dalek Sec’s argument in favour of combining Dalek DNA with human DNA. (Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks)
  • The Daleks use “maximum extermination”. (The Stolen Earth/Journey’s End, Victory of the Daleks)
  • The Daleks are transported to the Void to die. The Tenth Doctor habitually sent the Daleks and other enemies to the Void to destroy them. (Doomsday, The Next Doctor)
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