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The Kaled and Thal races are at war. No one really remembers why, or when it started, but generations of people on both sides have lost so very much.

Born into an influential family is Davros. Now aged sixteen, he is being pulled in vari... (more)

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Review By nowwearealltom 6/16/12 10:38 pm
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(Cross-posted from my blog at finishbig.tumblr.com)

This was originally made available as part of the Complete Davros Collection DVD Box Set, and was only recently put up for sale as a standalone download. And that was only for the limited term of Big Finish’s Davros Sale. Although, technically it’s still available if you’re willing to pay a ridiculous price.

And while it’s not worth quite that much, it’s well worth the fiver I put down for it. It’s not incredibly clear how this ties into I, Davros, but it nevertheless acts as a great companion piece to those plays. There was a bit more comic relief in this one, but it was very darkly comic, and the play ends up being as heavy as I, Davros.

Well worth the download if Big Finish ever puts it on sale again.
Review By nowwearealltom 6/16/12 10:37 pm
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After listening to all four parts of I, Davros, I’m kind of kicking myself for not having done so years ago. I’ve always been a great fan of Big Finish, and this is one of their best works that I’ve heard. Terry Molloy’s performance as Davros is absolutely inspired, and the scripts ain’t half bad either.

Guilt finally ties the strands of the story together, showing how Davros gained control of the Kaled Domes and finally completed the Daleks. We even learn where the name “Dalek” comes from, and how the Daleks got the voices they have. Plus, we learn how Davros met Nyder, his sinister second in commond form Genesis of the Daleks.

Throughout the series, it’s impressive how they managed to play it straight as a reasonably realistic wartime drama. These characters wouldn’t seem out of place on present-day Earth, and that’s kind of chilling. But then, that’s always been a part of the Daleks’ menace, from their first appearance in 1963.

The only thing about the final installment that strikes me as kind of “off” is that we never return in the end to the framing narrative that had appeared throughout the plays, with the present day Davros on “trial” by the Daleks. But I guess the trial scenes seem to be set between Revelation of the Daleks and Remembrance of the Daleks, so we kind of know how things turn out.

Overall, I, Davros is a pretty superb series of plays, and one that I know will stand up to repeated listens.
Review By nowwearealltom 6/16/12 10:36 pm
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Last episode saw Davros toiling in obscurity, desperately trying to claw his way up to a position of power. This episode, Davros has that power, and the wheels finally begin turning on the creation of the Daleks.

Corruption contains Terry Molloy’s best performance yet, as we finally learn about the event which transformed him from a normal, humanoid Kaled into the disfigured monster seen in Genesis of the Daleks. It’s great how well Molloy establishes continuity between Davros with and without the vocal treatment.

Throughout I, Davros I’ve been thinking of it somewhat like the Star Wars prequels, as we track Davros’ arc from childhood through to the events that made him a disfigured monster. Except… y’know. Good.

The play also does a pretty good job of providing a rationale for some of the odder parts of Genesis of the Daleks, namely the pretty poor understanding of evolutionary science in that story, which actually seems quite sensible in light of the way it’s treated here. So that’s good too.

I didn’t realize this at first, but this play apparently ties into the events of Davros, another Big Finish play featuring the sixth Doctor that I’ve not yet heard. Perhaps I should have listened to that first, but regardless I’m still enjoying this completely, and I’m looking forward to the final installment.
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