Remembrance of the Daleks
With unfinished business to attend to, the Seventh Doctor returns to where it all began: Coal Hill School in London in 1963. Last time he was here, The Doctor left something behind – a powerful Time Lord artefact that could unlock the secrets of time travel. Can The Doctor retrieve it before two rival factions of Daleks track it down? And even if he can, how will The Doctor prevent the whole of London becoming a war zone as the Daleks meet in explosive confrontation?
- Remembrance of the Daleks was a novelisation based on the 1988 television serial Remembrance of the Daleks.
- The book contains far more detail on the Special Weapons Dalek, also known (in the novelisation) as “the Abomination”. In the book, its motives are explored in detail, from its inception and creation as the ultimate weapon, to the surprising fact that the firing of the weapon caused it to mutate, and become self-aware. As a result, it is closely monitored and even ‘feared’ by other Daleks.
- At this stage, the Daleks are seen to have split into two factions – Imperial (led by Davros) and Renegade (led by the Black Dalek). Davros has augmented the Imperial Daleks with cybernetic implants, while the Renegade Daleks have remained “pure”. Although not explicitly stated, it can be reasonably inferred that the Imperial Faction have control of the Dalek home planet Skaro.
- Ace orders “four bacon sandwiches and a cup of coffee” whilst in the cafe.
- There is a short prologue featuring the First Doctor, portraying a scene from An Unearthly Child.