Another short trip in the TARDIS, and to celebrate the long anticipated completion of the Classic Doctor Who Novelization range, we go back to the tail-end of Peter Davison’s era to experience the slaughterhouse that is Eric Saward’s Resurrection of the Daleks. Saward had gone on record in the Ressurection DVD extras that he would perhaps tighten the bolts on this story were he to approach it again, and without JNT in his ear, he can put together something a bit more…how should I put it? Oh yes, tender. Tender’s a good word.
Tender is what I’m aiming for with this edit of the 22-minute version of the story, with two minutes cut from the story overall. Out goes any blatant scenes of Eric’s “original the character” Lytton getting up from being stunned by a Dalek blast and escaping (though I do leave in a shot that implies he’s still alive), out goes Davros having an attack of Movellan spunk in his wheelchair, and to truly show how tender we are, let’s keep Tegan on board the TARDIS at the end. Done, and all with tender loving care.
I’m using that word a lot today…must be because I got a compliment from my best friend.