The Doctor and his travelling companion, retired army officer Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart, take a random trip in the TARDIS - and land on the planet Skaro. The Doctor helped the Thals to defeat the Daleks years ago, so he is surprised to find the Thal city under Dalek occupation. He determines to help them again, but what is the Daleks' purpose in keeping the Thals alive? Does it have anything to do with the Daleks' mythical creator, named in their teachings as Davros?
David Warner (The Doctor), Nicholas Courtney (The Brigadier), Terry Molloy (Davros), Nicholas Briggs (The Daleks), Amy Pemberton (Nadel), Sarah Douglas (Gillen), Jeremy James (Delt), Christopher Heywood (Toloc)
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Just a really good story. I didn't believe there would be enough to spread over almost two and a half hours, but there was more than enough. While it isn't quite as good as sympathy for the devil, which you don't have too have listened to before. Davros feels a but underused, but this story is really about the daleks and thals than him or even the doctor and the brig. For one of Nicolas Courtneys last enchors for Doctor who, let alone Big finish, he really excells himself. This version is different to the one we know and love but he is just as brilliant as that version, just more battlescared from his Unit years. The doctor himself is great. It feels like we've had this version around for ever, he just fits into it so well. David Warners performance is brilliant, an actor that should be back before the 50th anniversery year.