Showing posts with label new year's day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label new year's day. Show all posts

Saturday, 1 January 2022

New Year's Déjà Vu of the Daleks

Happy New Year! Doctor Who is back for an uplifting and quirky New Year's Day special, Eve of the Daleks.

50 years ago, Day of the Daleks began with Jon Pertwee as the titular Time Lord. The story is notable for the return of the Daleks following a five-year hiatus after Patrick Troughton's The Evil of the Daleks - Terry Nation wanted to launch a Dalek spin-off series in America. So, I'll be rewatching Day of the Daleks on BritBox as part of my birthday month celebrations.

Read the official synopsis for Eve of the Daleks:

"New Year’s Eve. Sarah is working - again. Nick is her only customer - again. Same old same old. Except this year, their countdown to midnight will be the strangest and deadliest they’ve ever known. Why is an Executioner Dalek targeting these two people, in this place, on this night? Why are they having to live through the same moments again? Can the Doctor, Yaz and Dan save them and survive into the New Year?"

Eve of the Daleks, the first of three specials in 2022 marking the end of Jodie Whittaker's era, is on BBC One, BBC iPlayer and BBC America. Stay tuned for Nick Smith's review soon.

Friday, 1 January 2021

New Year's Day of the Daleks

Happy New Year! This is your polite reminder Doctor Who is back for a very emotional New Year's Day special.

The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) is in jail as Yasmin Khan (Mandip Gill), Ryan Sinclair (Tosin Cole) and Graham O'Brien (Bradley Walsh) battle the Daleks alongside Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman).

The defence drones, commissioned by the Prime Minister (Harriet Walter), look like the Reconnaissance Dalek from Resolution. Please announce an action figure, before my birthday later this month, Character Options.

"It’s very emotional. I think we’ve all been in tears watching it," executive producer Chris Chibnall said of Revolution of the Daleks.

"It’s a really important mix of a special, where you get lots of thrills, lots of spills, lots of humour, lots of Dalek and lots of emotion.”

"It’s hard, but we don’t shy away from what it means for this family to have its final moments together and it’s emotional off-screen," he added.

Alongside John Barrowman returning as Captain Jack Harkness, Chris Noth (Sex and the City) reprises his role as a disgraced hotelier, Jack Robertson.

Revolution of the Daleks is on BBC One and BBC America. The special will be available to stream in 4K UHD on BBC iPlayer. Stay tuned for Nick Smith's review soon.

Thursday, 1 January 2009

New Year's Day 2009

Happy New Year!

May 2009 be your best year yet!

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Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Happy New Year

Hope you've all had a most memorable New Year's! I certainly did, including a pre-New Year's Eve party session on Scalextric! This pivotal playtime may have reignited my love of fast-moving car replicas...