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Genesis of the Daleks: Part One 

The Doctor and his companions are sent to the planet Skaro by the Time Lords to prevent the creation of the Daleks.


David Maloney


Terry Nation

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Episode complete credited cast:
Tom Baker ... Doctor Who
Elisabeth Sladen ... Sarah Jane Smith
Ian Marter ... Harry Sullivan
Michael Wisher ... Davros
Peter Miles Peter Miles ... Nyder
Dennis Chinnery Dennis Chinnery ... Gharman
Guy Siner ... Ravon
John Franklyn-Robbins John Franklyn-Robbins ... Time Lord
Richard Reeves Richard Reeves ... Kaled Leader
John Scott Martin ... Dalek Operator


The Doctor and his companions are sent to the planet Skaro by the Time Lords to prevent the creation of the Daleks.

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8 March 1975 (UK) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Hilary Minister was first cast in another role. See more »


When Davros is showing the Dalek under voice control for the first time, his lips don't move after giving the directional controls to the Dalek. See more »


Time Lord: Ah. Welcome Doctor.
The Doctor: What's going on? Don't you realise how dangerous it is to intercept a transmat beam?
Time Lord: Oh, come Doctor, not with our techniques. We Time Lords transcended such simple mechanical devices when the universe was less than half its present size.
The Doctor: Look, whatever I've done for you in the past, I've more than made up for. I will not tolerate this continual interference in my life.
Time Lord: Continual? We pride ourselves we seldom interfere in the affairs of others.
The Doctor: Except mine.
Time Lord: You, Doctor, are ...
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Referenced in The Village That Came to Life (2012) See more »

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Darleks at their best
24 May 2006 | by lukepic123See all my reviews

Brilliant story, explains it all from the word go. Tom BAker leads this episode with the best SFX I've seen I'm Tom baker's episodes.

Davros (ugly looking guy) the creator of the Darleks has his first appearance in this. This adventure is brilliant i recommend the DVD 100% to sci-fi lovers. Bit violent for younger kids but apart from that its perfect, the BBC have achieved some great stuff including this I hope they can produce new episodes with Tennant that were as fun as this.

Not many down sides to this, in some ways this beats the most recent Darlek flick with Ecclston. Nothing like a good hide behind the sofa to watch Genisis of the Darleks, EXTERMINATE!!

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