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DalekFest 2021 – “Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks” & “The Evil of the Daleks”

Daleks, Daleks, Daallllleeeeeeeks. The ironclad bad boys of Doctor Who return once again to reign terror on all they confront. And, you know, ultimately get wiped out by the end of each story.

No Not the Mind Probe: A Doctor Who Podcast
No Not the Mind Probe: A Doctor Who Podcast
DalekFest 2021 - "Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks" & "The Evil of the Daleks"

You know what aliens who have conquered space and time travel and at one point ruled vast swathes of the Universe probably would not say upon discovering humanity, which is struggling to hold back an anti-vaccine movement in the middle of a global pandemic?  “Hey!  We should be more like them!”  But, we’ll roll with it as the Cult of Skaro finds itself in 1930s Manhattan and immediately gets into the world of New York real estate (which, let’s be honest, could use some good exterminators – ZING!) and Frankensteining some humans/pigmen.  Will John swoon over the handsome Ryan Carnes and Andrew Garfield?  Will Porter swoon over a mutant face octupus in a pinstriped suit?  Find out as we join Daleks in Manhattan and witness the Evolution of the Daleks.

Of course, it’s not clear why these Daleks are still wandering around gettin’ all human when we find out that the Second Doctor engineered their “final end” way back in 1967!  In addition to forgetting that they already had been wiped out, those Manhattan Daleks must have also forgotten that they had already been mucking about with the human factor too.  But, as the old saying goes, NNTMP never forgets, and so Porter and John enter the murky world of off-air audio recordings supplemented with blurry black-and-white photos as they try to get to the root of The Evil of the Daleks.  Oh, and they also decide whether humanity in general is good or evil.  In the last 10 minutes.