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Doctor Who (Tom Baker) and the newly regenerated Romana (Lalla Ward,
taking over from Mary Tamm) land on a planet that turns out to be Skaro,
former homeplanet of the Doctor's deadliest foes, the Daleks, which is now
deserted ... but is it ?
Soon enough, the Doctor and Romana see a spaceship land, and while the
Doctor soon mingles with the spaceship crew, who turn out to be Movellans
and seem quite friendly at first, Romana falls down a shaft and is taken
prisoner - by the Daleks, who soon put her to work in their mines as a
slave. Eventually, the Doctor, with the help of the Movellans and Tyssan
(Tim Barlow), an escaped slave of the Daleks himself, frees Romana, and
eventually too, they find out what the Daleks are really after ... Davros
(David Gooderson), creator of the Daleks, who has spent an eternity buried
under rubble, but who's still alive and who wants to lead the Daleks to
their former glory again.
But why do the Daleks want Davros back, whom they disposed of in Genesis
of the Daleks, the last Dalek-episode, in the first place ?
Actually, the Daleks are in a war with the Movellans which has led to a
long-lasting stalemate. Why ? Because just like the Daleks, the Movellans
are actually robots, and both of them are controlled by super computers,
and the Dalek-supercomputer and the Movellan-supercomputer just can't make
up a plan that the other can't counteract on, because they have no real
cretivity. So the Daleks decided to turn to their creator Davros, who is
still humanoid to an extent, while the Movellans soon think the Doctor
will help them - which the Doctor has no desire to do since he has found
out they are robots just as evil as the Daleks. Soon enough, the Movellans
want to blow up Skaro while Davros wants to blow up the Movellan ship
(using his Daleks as suicide bombers), but thanks to the freed
Dalek-slaves led by Tyssan and thanks to the Doctor and Romana both plans
are foiled, both the Dalkes and the Movellans on Skaro are overcome and
destroyed, and Davros is put into deep-freeze. And the universe is safe
once more ... or is it ?
The last ever Dalek story Terry Nation wrote for
television - and unfortunately one of his weakest.
The concept of Destiny of the Daleks, with two supercomputers
going to war but locked in stalemate before the first shot is even fired -
so much so that they desperately need human input - is quite interesting,
but all this premise amounts to is a run-of-the-mill adventure with your
usual amount of running to and fro, lacking both the depth and the
suspense of earlier stories, especially Genesis
of the Daleks. Not totally bad though, just a missed opportunity.