Doctor Who (1963)

Season 22 Episode 13

Revelation of the Daleks, Part Two

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Aired Saturday 5:15 PM Mar 30, 1985 on BBC
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Revelation of the Daleks, Part Two
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Tranquil Repose has been found to be the secret lair of Davros, who is using the inhabitants for horrible experiments. Can the Doctor stop him without getting caught in a Dalek civil war?

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    • TRIVIA (6)

    • QUOTES (5)

      • The Doctor: I see you've been busy.
        Davros: Whereas you have been stupid, Doctor.
        The Doctor: Prerogative of a Time Lord.

      • Davros: You have not seen the last of me, Doctor. I shall return.
        The Doctor: And I shall be waiting.

      • The Doctor: Might I ask what you're doing here?
        Orcini: You may, but only a fool would expect an answer.

      • Jogel: You know, those ruby red, rose-coloured lips are just asking to be kissed.
        Peri: Not by you!
        Jogel: Oh, I love a girl who plays hard to get!
        Peri: Then you'll love me to death!

      • Jobell: You know, if the statue had been made of stone, I doubt it would have killed you.
        The Doctor: Really?
        Jobell: No. It would take a mountain to crush an ego like yours.

    • NOTES (8)

      • In January of 2005, Big Finish Productions released The Juggernauts, which bridges the gap between Revelation and Remembrance of the Daleks. Featuring the Sixth Doctor and Mel, the adventure makes direct reference to Necros, explains how Davros got away from trial by the Daleks, replaces his missing hand with a mechanical prosthesis, places him in a new chair based on a white Dalek and leaves him with an irreparably damaged body at the end. As ever, the story's ending leaves little logical room for Davros to have survived, since his self-destruct mechanism detonates, destroying the colony in a nuclear explosion!

      • The clear Dalek incubator maturing human heads into new Dalek organisms is a reference to an unused element originally intended for the very first Dalek story in 1963. A glass Dalek was to be used to show the creatures mutating inside into new Dalek casing operators. This proved to be too much for the budget, so, it was never constructed. It is, however, used in the novelisation Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks, as the printed word has few budgetary limitations.

      • Davros is seen levitating in this episode, sowing the seeds that would eventually abolish the old myth that Daleks could not climb stairs in Remembrance of the Daleks.

      • In a piece for the Dalek history in The Official Doctor Who and the Daleks Book by John Peel and Terry Nation, Davros is simply tried and exterminated on Skaro after the events in this episode. That book was written before
        Davros returned in Remembrance of the Daleks, so must be considered incorrect..

      • In Doctor Who Magazine, the comic strip Emperor of the Daleks provided an explanation of the events following this episode. Davros' missing hand was replaced with a mechanical claw and he revived the frozen Dalek army on Spiridon from Planet of the Daleks.

      • The story concludes on a freeze-frame as the Doctor says, 'I'll take you to...' He was going to say Blackpool (a seaside resort in the U.K.) in the original edit, which would tie into the next planned story, The Nightmare Fair. But see below...

      • The Missing Season

        Midway through broadcast of season 22 it was announced that the series would be suspended for 18 months, pushing broadcast of the next season back to the autumn of the following year rather than January, as had become traditional. This was originally solely for financial reasons - the BBC wanted to launch a soap opera - but the hysterical response from fans of the series forced the BBC to justify the hiatus, citing poor viewing figures, a need to review the experimental 45-minute format, and the excessive violence and staleness of the latest season.

        Season 23 had been at an advanced stage of preparation when the announcement was made: scripts for the first story had been disributed to cast members and two others were in draft.

        The abandoned stories were:
        The Nightmare Fair, in which the Celestial Toymaker (from Season 3) would return as a Blackpool-based computer games tycoon;
        The Ultimate Evil, featuring a new villain, the Dwarf Mordant;
        Mission to Magnus, featuring Sil from Vengeance on Varos and the Ice Warriors.

        The planned scripts and commissions for the next year were thrown out when the production team learned in June 1985 that the new seaon was to be only 14 episodes long.

      • Violence corner: various beatings-up, stabbings and shootings. Davros gets his hand spectacularly blown off then carries on almost as if nothing's happened. Orcini loses a (bionic) limb.

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