Needless to say, the doctor who is the upcoming festival special, for which we still do not know so much, even awaited with considerable interest.
Shot in 2012 and the episode is still months away from being aired in secret – no details beyond the headline – The Deluxe Revolution – was published by the BBC.
Still, perhaps that title is enough clue. In a new interview, series star Jody Whittaker suggested that fans should study the title closely, suggesting that there is a true “hint” for what to expect from the episode’s storyline.
“I think I’ve been allowed to say what I’ve been told … it’s known as Dalek’s (s) revolution,” he said, along with former physicians Matt Smith and David Tennant, a three-way doctor who spoke on the panel.
“There’s a hint of that. But that’s all I can say.”
Of course, Hittaker can speak in a fairly literal sense, with “hints” already confirming the presence of Doctor’s deadliest enemies in the episode – but what if he’s just referring to “Dalix”? After all, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard more than just an eye-to-eye encounter in the title (-lix).
When we spoke to Dalek Voice actor Nick Briggs, who scripted the episode with Hittaker, he mentioned that it was a particularly “admirable” name for what happened in the episode.
“All I can tell you is that the caption came at the end of the last episode and said it was the Dalik’s Revolution which was news to me, because when I read it it had only a code number so I didn’t know what was said,” he said. RadioTimes.com.
“But it’s a very acclaimed title. It fits perfectly – but not the way you think. I can see why they called it that. “
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From this, there are several possibilities. Does the name literally refer to the Dalek rebellion against another nation, or to a group of Daleks to revolt against the Scarlo Stabilization? And could this be the leak of the new “Ricon” Dalek filming a fight against a larger group of his bronze brothers?
Or is it a very obvious indication? Instead, the title “Restoration of Deluxe” is a compilation of three classic haha tales, The Resurrection of the Dalits, The Revelation of the Dalits, and the Remembrance of the Dalits?
This may sound far-fetched, but as we have already argued that before this particular title was formed, Dalek was used for stories set in the Civil War (where the Imperial Daliks adopted Renegade Daliks), where various doctors were involved in conflicts at different times in history.
Jody Whitaker on Doctor Who (BBC)
What if another delayed chapter in that story shows another incarnation of Deluxe’s Revolution Doctor? Or even if it is not a direct sequel, if the consciousness of the story is created for the purpose of blowing up the previous stories?
In classic Doctor Who fashion, there’s a lot to guess from the painful bones of the information, and it’s easily possible that when we turned the episode we both Whitaker and Briggs thought it was great that the word for a Dalek episode was “Dalex” in the title.
Personally, we’re still hanging on to our half-baked theories. If nothing else, it keeps us entertained until the winter season arrives …
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