Doctor Who: Season 22, Episode 12

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

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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 »



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Eleanor Bron ...
Alexei Sayle ...
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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

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William Gaunt was cast at short notice. See more »


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 »


Grigory: Look, if I open that door too soon, the molecular structure of the body will break down, and poor old Stengos will turn into a pool of high-protein water. Even if I were confident I could reconstitute it, we do not have a suitable vessel into which it could be ladled.
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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.

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