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Another bonus story for subscribers to
the Big Finish Productions Doctor Who audio range was
released in December 2006. This single-CD adventure,
entitled "Return of the Daleks", features a
Doctor in a battle with his arch enemies
- The Daleks. "Return of the Daleks" is
a crossover of sorts with the earlier Dalek Empire audio
and has been written by Nicholas Briggs and directed
Ainsworth. Briggs, who is also the voice of the Daleks
in the Doctor Who television series, once again
is heard shouting 'Exterminate' at The Doctor. It was
on 20th September 2006.
|Return of the Daleks
It stars Sylvester McCoy, as a companionless Seventh
Doctor, with Gareth Thomas, as Kalendorf, and Sarah Mowat,
as Susan Mendes – both reprising their Dalek Empire
roles. Also starring are: Christine Brennan, Hylton Collins
and Jack Galagher.
the planet Soleria the Daleks suddenly start to depopulate
a huge area so that they can start to drill deep into
the planet. But why? What is there that is so important
for them to take such drastic actions?
The Ogrons are unable to quell the challenges against
the Daleks so it is up to the Angel of Mercy to stop
them – but in doing so she has to assist the Daleks
in their secret mission – whatever that may be.
Despite Susan Mendas working on the instructions
of the Supreme Dalek even she becomes a victim as the
Daleks have an even bigger plan then capturing further
planets – because they have at last found the planet
they are looking for.
|The Year of the Pig
What will happen when the drill head reaches point
zero and why do they need a heat ray? With one million
and one hundred thousand frozen Dalek units buried in
a million tons of ice the Daleks are trying to reactivate
a huge Dalek army – an army that The Doctor, in
his third incarnation helped defeat – when the
planet Soleria was known as Spiridon.
Doctor knows what the Daleks are up to and why they have
been experimenting on the planets indigenous population – a
population known as Spiridons. A race who were originally
invisible but who have since made themselves visible
by genetic manipulation. All the Daleks have to do is
find a cure for the effects of lightwave sickness and
they will become invincible – The Doctor wishes
he had made a better job of destroying the Dalek army
when he last visited Spiridon.
Susan and Kalendorf have a secret plan to lead the
slaves of the empire in a rebellion against the Daleks
but even they may not be able to defeat the Daleks. With
Susan forced to again work with the Daleks and Kalendorf
helping The Doctor it is a race against time to reverse
the effects of the Daleks. Unable to refeeeze the Daleks
it is time to increase the heat.
when Susan leads the Daleks to Kalendorf they become
aware of The Doctor’s presence on the planet and
they threaten to kill Kalendorf – and to his surprise
and disgust The Doctor gives into the Daleks – and
worse agrees to work for them.
Why is it so important for Kalendorf to remain alive?
Important enough for The Doctor to become a prisoner
of the Daleks for many years and to allow the Spiridons
believe that he sacrificed himself for them and perished?
But when The Doctor overhears the Daleks, talking
to their command about a rebellion that’s started
on Yaldos, he knows that Susan and Kalendorf have finally
succeeded in their mission and the Dalek Empire is going
to be defeated. And so he decides it is the right time
to release a contagion upon the Daleks. They think it
is the cure for the light-wave sickness but they soon
realise that it is not a cure at all. As the Spiridons
return to their natural state of invisibility, everyone
else - including The Doctor – is affected by light-wave
As the Daleks on Spiridon scream out in agony and
die The Doctor must make his way back to the TARDIS otherwise
he to will succumb to the light-wave sickness - and this
time he might be unable to regenerate…
- Featuring the Seventh
- Serial Number: BFPDECD02A
- Number of Episodes: 1
- Cover Length: 70 minutes
- Episode Lengths: 1 = 61'09"
- Total Story Length: 61'09"
- This story takes place prior to "Doctor
Who: The Movie".
- Cover Illustration: Alex Mallinson
- Recorded: 20th September 2006
- Recording Location: Blueprint Studios
- Released: December 2006
- ISBN: 1-84435-238-8
|On the Back
No one could ever know.
We had to erase the past.
But even though it’s been centuries now…
In our hearts, none of us feels truly…
I think, even if our people were to survive until the end of time itself,
We could still fear…
The return of the Daleks.
The Seventh Doctor
has been exploring the universe for hundreds of years. He fights injustice.
He fights injustice. He defeats evil. He helps people. In this regeneration,
The Doctor can be impish, devious even, but also greatly compassionate;
whimsy and melancholy do battle inside this persona. It is some time yet
before he will regenerate into his eighth incarnation and, for now, he
travels in the TARDIS on his own.
agent of the Knights of Velyshaa, trained since birth in all noble
and martial arts of the Velyshaan Imperial court. Swept up in the
Dalek conquest of our galaxy, Kalendorf was taken prisoner by the
Daleks and forced to work for them.
and enslaved by the Daleks alongside Kalendorf, ex-geologist Susan
Mendes stood up to her alien captors and got their attention. She
suggested a shift system of work and more humane conditions. Seeing
that her personal implementation of this gave the slave workforce
hope, the Dalek Supreme sent Suz and Kalendorf on a ‘good will
tour’ of Dalek subjugated worlds. Against all their instincts,
Suz (‘The Angel of Mercy’) and ‘Karl’ made
the Dalek Empire efficient and successful. Their only solace from
the shame of this betrayal of humanity was their secret plan to,
one day, lead the slaves of the empire in a rebellion against the
| Full Cast List:
|Hylton Collins & Jack Galagher
|Jack Galagher & Nicholas Briggs
The Production Team: