With the return of Davros in The Magician's Apprentice we thought it would be good to look back at some of his Classic Who stories.
Genesis of the Daleks
By Terry Nation
“Do I have the right? Simply touch one wire against the other and that's it. The Daleks cease to exist. Hundreds of millions of people, thousands of generations can live without fear, in peace, and never even know the word Dalek.”
The Time Lords have diverted The Doctor, Sarah and Harry to Skaro for a mission of utmost priority. The Time Lords see a time where the Daleks will have destroyed all lifeforms and have become the dominate creature in the universe. The Time Lords want The Doctor to prevent their creation or affect their genectic development so that they evolve into less aggressive creatures.
The Doctor, Harry and Sarah have been separated. Sarah is captured by the Thals and put to work on their rocket while Harry and The Doctor have been captured by the Kaleds. The Doctor and Harry are being intergraded and end up meeting Davros. Davros is talking to the other scientist and introduces to them to the Mark 2 traveling device. The Doctor explains to Harry that it is in fact a Dalek. The Doctor also explains to Harry that they have to stop Davros from creating the Daleks and must do whatever they can to prevent Davros from being successful.
Genesis of the Daleks is one of the best Dalek stories ever if not the best one. Plain and simple we witness the creation of the Daleks and the lengths its creator Davros would go to get them made the way sees fit. He goes as far as giving the Thals the formula for the Kaled dome to weaken it so that the Thals rocket can destroy the Kaled city. Davros goes as far as killing his own people to get his Daleks made. Terry Nation creates Davros and creates on of the evilest characters in Doctor Who history. All you have to do is watch Genesis of the Daleks and just see how maniacal and plotting Davros really is. He is the most dangerous in this story and he isn’t the same in the four stories that come after this one. Davros is just portrayed as being crazy with whacked out plans in the later stories but in Genesis of the Daleks he is a lot more dangerous and one to be feared.