Daleks are the most iconic Doctor Who villains and for good reason many of their stories are excellent but what are some of the worst?
I never really loved Planet of the Daleks. If we're not just counting TV, then War and Legacy of the Daleks both sucked, and Renaissance of the Daleks was pretty dumb.
I don’t think I’ve ever made it completely through “Death to the Daleks” - and having just heard “Renaissance of the Daleks” I agree it was a pretty poor story
Death to the Daleks I'd say, well I can only speak of the ones I've seen. I myself didn't really like the book "The Dalek generation"
Day of the Daleks - I just didn't get it. They used monkeys to conduct experiments in a Master Plan. They relied off of monkeys. I think I've said enough on that.
Planet of the Daleks - nothing wrong with the elements of the story here. This had potential and a lot of it. But it was let down by it being so dull. Possibly the most boring and disappointing thing I've ever seen.
The Chase - I disagree with the Daleks being used once in every season let alone twice in the same season! The Dalek Invasion of Earth was excellent but this was a shocker! They felt so overused. I think that this was just a way to keep viewers interested but it sort of backfired.
This is what I thought basically happened: "Hey everyone! It's us the Daleks and we're back quicker than you expected. But due to the amount of time to prepare, we don't actually have a story, but nevermind that. It's not important so we're just gonna run with it!"
Destiny of the Daleks
The story “Day of the Daleks” only had Daleks in it because according to Terence Dicks they had a pretty boring script and adding the Daleks was a way to make it interesting.
As for “The Chase” I totally agree I think Terry Nation had a good concept but didn’t know how to tie it together.
The Chase - This story doesn't work at all for me. It is flat, lacks no interesting plot and is very stupid. Part 1 and 2 are below average, Part 3 and 4 are awful and Part 5 and 6 are average. Overrated filth.
The Stolen Earth/Journey's End - This episode was fanservice for new Who fans. I found no enjoyment in it at all. I hate the cliffhanger, it's such a cheater! It's like they threw every bad elements from every Dalek story to create a bad Dalek story! Oh, and did I mention David’s isn't in it enough?
Victory of the Daleks
Asylum of the Daleks
I'd have to say, oddly enough, The Magician's Apprentice/The Witch's Familiar. Such a pointless and boring story, started out good though.
I personally thought The Chase was fun, if a little goofy.
Death to The Daleks was interesting, seeing the Daleks stripped of all weapons, resources, and in very few numbers to see how they adapt. Something quite unique.
I even have a bit of a soft spot for Destiny of the Daleks.
What do you think?