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This week we are joined by Tommy V. and Lauren as we discuss series 3, episode 4, “Daleks in Manhattan”.
The Doctor and Not-Rose land on November 1, 1930 (GREAT SCOTT!) to witness the construction of the Empire State building. They meet some friendly hobos and begin to uncover the mysterious disappearances in the otherwise perfect utopia known as Hooverville.
Meanwhile, four Daleks known as the Cult of Skaro have taken over the construction of the Empire State building with a Frankendalek genetic lab. Using their creepy pigmen slaves to kidnap more humans, the Daleks plan on harnessing gamma radiation from a solar flare to create a master race of Dalek-human hybrids.
As usual, the Doctor and his Companions risk life, limb and snout to thwart the evil plans. The Doctor’s compassion allows Dalek KHAAAAAAN to survive in the end, undoubtedly to return again soon.
Welcome to Playing Doctor SPOILERS! If you haven’t watched all of Doctor Who through the first episode of series 7, “Asylum of the Daleks”, you don’t want to listen to this episode. If you are caught up but don’t want to hear rumors and spoilers about the upcoming series, you don’t want to listen to this episode.
Each week during the current season of Doctor Who we will be presenting this bonus episode each week where we will discuss the new 7th season of Doctor Who. Join us every Monday as we talk about the episode that just aired Saturday night and rumors about the episode coming up next week.
All of the links, news items and rumors mentioned in the podcast can be found after the break. Just select “more” to see all of the notes, but be warned there are SPOILERS.