The Time Lords intercept the transmat beam taking the Doctor, Sarah and Harry
back to Nerva and deposit them instead on the planet Skaro at an early point
in its history.
There a Time Lord gives the Doctor both a mission to prevent
or alter the Daleks' development so that they become less of a theeat to the
universe and a time ring that will enable him and his companions to return to
the TARDIS once this is done.
Skaro is currently in the grip of a long war of attrition between its two
humanoid powers, the Kaleds and the Thals. The Kaleds' chief scientist, Davros,
has been experimenting to discover the final form into which his race will mutate
- the weapons used in the war have already produced genetically scarred 'mutos',
who have been consigned to the wastelands - and has devised a protective casing
in which they can continue to survive. This is instantly recognised by the Doctor
and Sarah as a Dalek.
EXTRAS - 2 DISCS
- Commentary with Tom
Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Peter Miles (Nyder) and director David Maloney.
OF A CLASSIC - cast and crew
recall working on the story in this specially shot documentary.
DALEK TAPES - new documentary narrated
by Terry Molloy (who plays Davros in other DOCTOR WHO stories),
that tells the story of the Doctor's most iconic villain, including rare footage
from programmes such as Blue Peter.
PETER - a March 1975 item looking
at a collection of DOCTOR WHO models.
WHO 1976 Annual as a PDF. Radio Times Billings. Continuity
Compilation + Photo Gallery + Subtitle production notes.
review this DVD release.