It's tempting to sympathize with them; though there's no doubt that they're evil, it's possible to understand their point of view. Davros believes that the genetic mutation in the Kaleds is irreversible, and is experimenting with living cells to produce the prototype Daleks. And its influence still echoes in both major and minor ways, from helping to define the Doctor by defining who his enemies are, to establishing a tradition of dramatically revealing a serial's main villain as the cliffhanger of its first episode.
Of course, they go about their goal with a total disregard for anyone else, and never even consider peaceful co-existence. Explore the BBC. Day of the Daleks is a story with much to commend it, and it gets the series' ninth season off to a flying start.
Contact Us. I find it's easier to get into the spirit of these older shows by thinking of them as live theater instead of television.
The Controller notes that the beasts live in scattered communities on 'one of the outer planets'. And this one set a standard for all the rest to follow.
Doctor Who is often at its best when it works on more than one level, and that is certainly the case here. A virus that would destroy all other forms of life... Their task completed, the Doctor, Sarah and Harry take hold of the time ring.
Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Use the HTML below. The Doctor is forced into revealing the circumstances of every Dalek defeat he is aware of. I don't want to make too much out of that—it's subtle, and less impressive in 2011 than it would have been then, but solid atmospherics by designer Ray Cusick, and Tristram Cary's electronic score.
The story's faults are few and far between. For instance, his plan to kill Davros is a kind of last resort that sends him barrelling towards his darkest hour, two stories later, in The Caves Of Androzani , and finally, his stalwart companion Tegan finally says enough is enough and leaves the TARDIS on bad terms as a result of traumatic events.
Photo Gallery. The BBC's Audience Research Report on the story's concluding instalment suggests that many contemporary viewers realised that it was something a bit special: Episode Endings The Controller reports to his Dalek masters that a time transmitter has been detected operating in the 20th Century and that the coordinates are being fixed.
The series' first proper look at some of the complexities of time travel is handled well even if some of the international politics is moronic. You must complete your mission for the Time Lords!
But there's something else more terrible - something I can only half remember. But what was more important was that with the introduction of Davros, their insane creator, the Daleks were finally given a face.