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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.

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... Sarah Jane Smith
... Harry Sullivan
... Davros
Peter Miles ... Nyder
Dennis Chinnery ... Gharman
... Ravon
John Franklyn-Robbins ... Time Lord
Richard Reeves ... Kaled Leader
... Dalek Operator
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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)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Davros' design was inspired by the Mekon, the arch-enemy of British comic-strip hero Dan Dare. See more »

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Why do the Thal soldiers wear camouflage gear, yet paint their gas masks a garish red and yellow? See more »

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[the Doctor and Harry have just escaped]
Ravon: There's something different about those two. They're not Thals and they're not mutos.
Nyder: We'll find out what's different about them. By autopsy.
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Featured in Genesis of a Classic (2006) See more »

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The defining Dalek story in the Doctor Who canon.
19 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

Genesis of the Daleks is one of the best stories in the classic Doctor Who series. This one is an atmospheric, metaphorical horror story centered around the creation of the universe's most fearsome killing machines. And The Doctor is right in the middle of this historical moment when the Daleks are born; can he stop their terrorizing of the universe before it's too late?

Dalek creator Terry Nation wrote this story, and he does a fantastic job of world-building mixed in with symbolic referencing to Nazi-Germany, and this story is still considered by many to be one of the defining Doctor Who stories ever made.

Genesis of the Daleks set a high benchmark for the show and you can still feel this story's impact on Doctor Who to this day.


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