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.
Resurrection of the Daleks
By Eric Saward
“I'll say one thing for you, Davros. Your conversation is totally predictable. You're like a deranged child, all this talk of killing, revenge and destruction.”
The TARDIS is stuck in a time corridor which they discover leads to 1984 London near the docks. In one of the warehouses is one end of the time corridor as they begin their investigation they run into Stein who is trying to escape the forces that control the time corridor. In the warehouse the stumble upon the army that was dispatched there due to something that looks like a bomb. While looking around the time corridor is activated and a Dalek appears.
While on the other side of the time corridor a Dalek ship is attacking a prison space station. They are after a particular prisoner and they are hopeful he can find a cure for the Movellan virus that attacks the Dalek tissue inside the Dalek casing. Davros is soon freed and he is out for revenge against the Daleks and especially The Doctor who he learns is on the other side of the time corridor. Davros is determined that nothing will stop him this time and he will go to no lengths to achieve his revenge.
I really liked this story even though the story didn’t make sense in a few parts. They went to the space station prison to free Davros to save him but hope that The Doctor shows up so they can make a duplicate of him so they can assassinate the High Council of the Time Lords. This part of the story does not make much sense. It’s as if this was added on later. It would have been better if they just tried to get The Doctor’s memories about Daleks defeats with that machine instead of the High Council part.
Grade B +