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'Logically, the war ends with one form of life in utter control of the world. All other life forms gone. That is the goal that is the only true victory!'
Now established within the Science Elite, Davros and his team are pushing the boundaries of Kaled experimentation further and further forward. Access to Thal DNA spearheads an entirely new field of research for Davros, and as he becomes mo... (more)

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Review By nowwearealltom 6/16/12 10:37 pm
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(Cross-posted from my blog at finishbig.tumblr.com)

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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(Cross-posted from my blog at finishbig.tumblr.com)

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.
Review By nowwearealltom 6/16/12 10:36 pm
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(Cross-posted from my blog at finishbig.tumblr.com)

After all the stage-setting in the first part, Purity introduces us to Terry Molloy’s fully-grown Davros. Molloy does a fantastic job bringing the character to life, making him sound like a “human” while still being identifiably Davros.

One of the interesting things about Davros is just how thoughtful he is. There’s a scene in Genesis of the Daleks that shows this very well, as the Doctor and Davros pause to have a discussion about a virus that would destroy all life in the universe, and whether he would unleash it if he could. There are similar scenes here, where characters act in ways that seem incomprehensible to Davros and he tries desperately to understand.

In one of those conversations, we see Davros begin to realize the power that hatred can have as a motivator and a sustainer, and we begin to see the ideology of the Daleks take shape in him. But there’s still a long way to go between Davros here and Davros in Genesis of the Daleks, and I’m eager to see how that plays out.
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