Colin Baker (The Doctor), Terry Molloy (Davros), Bernard Horsfall (Arnold Baynes), Wendy Padbury (Lorraine Baynes), Eddie de Oliveira (Willis), Ruth Sillers (Kimberly Todd), Katarina Olsson (Shan), David Bickerstaff (Scientist Ral) , Louise Faulkner, Karl Hansen (Kaled Medics) , Andrew Westfield (Pilot) .
TAI stock has shot up by over fifteen percent on news that galaxy-famous scientist Davros, controversial creator of the Daleks, has been hired to work on unspecified technological projects.
Davros has been given the chance to redeem himself.
Humanity stands on the verge of a new era, but it needs the help of the galaxy’s greatest ever scientist. But Davros is dead… isn’t he?
From the bunkers and shelters of ancient Skaro to the gleaming domes of the future Earth Empire, Davros has always been a man of destiny. Now he’s working for mankind’s benefit. But how much do we really know about Davros?
Has Davros really turned over a new leaf? The Doctor certainly doesn’t think so. But is The Doctor always right?
- During the events of this story, Peri is on the other side of the galaxy, attending a botany symposium.
Willis knows The Doctor from an incident on Stella Stora, presumably the same incident in which The Doctor met the investigator Hallett from Terror of the Vervoids.
- This story leads neatly into Revelation of the Daleks, setting up Davros’ interest in solving the galactic famine, his ability to fire electric bolts out of his body, and his apparent demise in a spaceship explosion (which, in Revelation, he claims to have survived by using the ship’s escape pod). It does not so neatly lead out of Resurrection of the Daleks, however; we still await an explanation as to how Davros survived his encounter with the Movellan virus and escaped the destruction of his prison station only to end up in the vault of a freighter owned by the galactic bank.