Doctor Who: Season 22, Episode 12

Revelation of the Daleks: Part One (23 Mar. 1985)

TV Episode  -   -  Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi
7.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 141 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 2 critic

The Doctor and Peri arrive on the planet Necros to attend the funeral of scientist Professor Athur Stengos, only to discover Davros, the creator of the Daleks, has become "The Great Healer"... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 242 titles
created 11 Aug 2013
 
a list of 539 titles
created 25 Aug 2013
 
list image
a list of 695 titles
created 10 months ago
 
list image
a list of 2 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 159 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Revelation of the Daleks: Part One (23 Mar 1985)

Revelation of the Daleks: Part One (23 Mar 1985) on IMDb 7.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Doctor Who.
« Previous Episode | 638 of 695 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
Nicola Bryant ...
Eleanor Bron ...
...
Alexei Sayle ...
Terry Molloy ...
Jenny Tomasin ...
William Gaunt ...
John Ogwen ...
Stephen Flynn ...
Bridget Lynch-Blosse ...
Natasha
Trevor Cooper ...
Colin Spaull ...
Hugh Walters ...
Alec Linstead ...
Edit

Storyline

The Doctor and Peri arrive on the planet Necros to attend the funeral of scientist Professor Athur Stengos, only to discover Davros, the creator of the Daleks, has become "The Great Healer" who runs Tranquil Repose, a facility where the terminally ill are kept in suspended animation until a cure is found. They learn Davros has been turning all those in suspended animation into Daleks that are loyal to himself while making food from their dead bodies. Written by Daniel Williamson

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

dalek


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 March 1985 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This serial was released by the BBC on video cassette in the UK in November 1999. See more »

Goofs

When Natasha fires her laser pistol at the Stengos mutant, she doesn't hold it steady (while the post-production laser effect remains steady as a rock, and clearly not emitting from the muzzle of the pistol). See more »

Quotes

Jobel: I have the President's wife out there, and I can tell you that she is, uh... she is far more active now than she ever was when she was alive.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Doctor Who Live: The Afterparty (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One of Davros' best
3 August 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I've quite liked all of Eric Saward's scripts so far and this one was no different. Whilst I do quite like the daleks I sometimes feel the constant Doctor/dalek battles are a little tiresome. It needs a writer to use the daleks well but in a slightly different context. Here the daleks themselves barely appear and it is all about Davros. He has yet another plan to essentially be the emperor of the daleks and exploits the locals to achieve it.

The Doctor and Peri appear very little in the story too. It's all about the story's own cast. Two bodysnatchers entering the facility, a ruthless business woman forced to deal with Davros and the assassin she hired to kill him. The vast majority of the cast are excellent, especially Terry Molloy who has nailed Davros by this point. And Alexei Sayle as the DJ is wonderful and really adds something fun to the story.

There are a few negatives things to the story though. The first part is rather slow as all the plot points are built up and it has an unnecessarily brutal ending. There's a big cast here but hardly any of them actually survive to the end. Overall all thought it is a good story and one of the best Sixth Doctor stories so far.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Peter Cushing ComicBookGuyJr
11 Worst Dalek Stories emperordalek
10 Cringeworthy Moments From Doctor Who emperordalek
top 10 people responsible for the decline of Doctor Who Ochs395
top 10 people responsible for the greatness of Classic Who Ochs395
Planet of Fire LiquidDrainerFilms

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?