The Fearless Part 4
Maureen O’Brien (Agnes Landen), David Sax (Ernst Tanlee), Sean Connolly(Announcer/Computer/PA), Noel Clarke (Kade), John Schwab (Lt Carlisle), Ian Brooker (Officer), Ginita Jimenez (Lajitta), Jane Goddard (Dr Mezeran), Andrew Dickens (Spacer 1), Nicholas Briggs (The Daleks)
The Daleks have devised a plan to that will deliver a decisive victory. General Landen and her fleet are all that stand in their way. And then there’s Kade..
Kade has spent more than a year in complete isolation on minimal life support; he’s dazed and delirious when he’s brought on board, and is carrying on a conversation with his dead wife Lajitta, which causes Landen some embarrassment when Kade says aloud that he had her to come back to. Dr Mezerin doesn’t hold out much hope for a full recovery, but Kade not only awakens, he smashes out of his life support chamber and walks, naked and bloody, to General Landen’s quarters. He doesn’t seem to know how to react when she simply lets him in and asks him to report. Still somewhat dazed, he tells her what happened on the Amorist, and Landen sadly informs him that he’s the only one of his squad who made it back.
For the next two weeks, Kade does nothing but eat, sleep, and jog laps around mission control until he collapses from exhaustion. Mezerin is concerned for Kade’s mental state, and even Kade believes that he’s probably gone mad. Nevertheless, Landen intends to put Kade back on active service, and has him brought to the observation deck for a briefing. Long-range scans have detected an approaching asteroid storm so massive that it dwarfs the Dalek fleet towing it towards Earth’s solar system; if it isn’t stopped in time, the centre of the Earth Alliance will be obliterated. Landen has leaked news of Kade’s return to the fleet in order to improve morale, and now she needs him to live up to the reputation she’s created for him. She lost her entire family in the first year of the Dalek war, just as Kade has now lost his, and she’ll do anything to make people like herself and Kade nothing more than bad memories in a time of peace. She thus promotes Kade to captain of the flagship Herald, and presents him to the fleet as the Fearless hero back from the dead. But as Kade walks out to address the Earth Alliance forces, he falls silent, hearing the human cheers and applause as the sound of Daleks chanting victory. Even Landen isn’t sure what he’s going to do for a moment, but he simply tells the crowd not to believe in him, but in themselves.
What the Papers are Saying:
“A tense finale and strong central performances… The audio equivalent of a popcorn movie, Dalek Empire: The Fearless has been utterly gripping from start to finish, and leaves this listener hungry for more” – Doctor Who Magazine
- The Fearless Part 4 was the fourth and final instalment of Dalek Empire The Fearless.
- David Sax (Tanlee) is a pseudonym for Nicholas Briggs (The Daleks).
- Noel Clarke played Mickey in the new series.
- Maureen O Brien played Vicki in the classic series.
- This audio drama was recorded on 16, 17, 18, 23 and 24 July 2007.
- This is the only audio drama in the Dalek Empire series not to feature Susan Mendes.