Doctor Who: Resurrection of the Daleks (1984) starring Peter Davidson, Janet Fielding, Mark Strickson
In Doctor Who: Resurrection of the Daleks, The Movellans stalemate The Daleks. So, the Daleks need to rescue Davros! Can The Doctor stop them?
The Doctor and his companions are unable to enter the time corridor. On Earth, android “policemen” kill bystanders. On a prison space station, there’s bickering …. And one very important prisoner. Then, the prison is attacked!
Mercer: [referring to the state of the space station] How do you cope with that mess?
Styles: By ignoring it. My only concern on this station is the medical welfare of the crew and the prisoner.
Davros: The creatures of Earth have no stomach for judicial murder. They prefer to leave you to slowly rot and die. They call it “being humane.”
Davros has been in suspended animation abord a prison space station. But now the Daleks have come to collect him. With the aid of Commander Lytton and his ‘policemen’.
[Watching the Daleks take the Doctor away]
Quartermaster Stien: Impulsive, aren’t they?
Commander Lytton: They’d kill anybody, even if they need them.
Quartermaster Stien: How much longer before it’s your turn?
The prison station survivors fight the invaders. The Dalek agents on Earth take extreme measures to prevent the Doctor’s friends from using their time corridor. Meanwhile, the Daleks intend to make a “clone” of the Doctor and his companions. As part of a revenge scheme against the Time Lords. And poor Stein is a duplicate, compelled to obey the Daleks.
Stein: Do I have a ch-ch-choice?
At the crucial moment, Stein recovers from the Dalek conditioning, and frees the Doctor from the machine that was copying his mind to the duplicate. The Daleks need Davros to create a cure for the virus that’s devastating them. But once again, there’s a civil war between Davros and the Supreme Dalek. And in a sad moment at the end, Tegan leaves. “It’s stopped being fun, Doctor.”
Tegan: Where are you going?
Doctor: To kill Davros.
Davros: [to the Doctor] Join me! You will have total power at the head of a new Dalek army!
[they see Lytton’s troopers approaching]
The Doctor: [to Mercer] Outside, deal with them.
The Doctor: [to Davros] To be honest, I wouldn’t know what to do with an army.
Cast of characters
- Peter Davison (Doctor Who: Castrovalva) … The Doctor. The Daleks pull him into the chaos, and Davros wants his knowledge. And then wants him to die very slowly.
- Janet Fielding (Doctor Who: Logopolis)… Tegan. The Doctor’s companion, in her final appearance.
- Mark Strickson … Turlough
- Rodney Bewes … Stien. A member of Lytton’s special guard. He’s a duplicate, a product of the Daleks’ genetic engineering. An unwilling servant.
- Rula Lenska … Styles
- Del Henney … Colonel Archer
- Maurice Colbourne (Doctor Who: Attack of the Cybermen) … Commander Lytton. Unwilling slave of the Daleks. Extremely efficient, though.
- Chloe Ashcroft … Professor Laird
- Philip McGough … Sergeant Calder
- Terry Molloy (Attack of the Cybermen) … Davros. The insane creator of the Daleks. After 90 years of imprisonment, the Daleks need him. But he has his own plans …
- Jim Findley … Mercer
- Sneh Gupta … Osborn
The TARDIS is dragged down a time corridor, forcing the Doctor, Tegan and Turlough to materialize in a disused part of London in 1984. The corridor links Earth with a battle cruiser in the future that contains the Doctor’s oldest enemy — the Daleks. Having lost the war with the Movellans, only one person can now help the evil race. With shocking consequences for the Doctor, it is time for the Daleks to resurrect their creator Davros.