Thursday, 12 September 2013

Big Gay Longcat reviews Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks Part Five

The Doctor tells Davros stories about Dalek defeats from their future and his past, but some of them sound made up - I don't remember Daleks invading Earth in the year 2000 because I'm too young, but shouldn't there be something about that on the internets?

Nyder takes Harry, Sarah and the tape with the Doctor's stories recorded on it (if only the Doctor had Pamela Nash as a Companion) away, leaving the Doctor to have a chat with Davros and leading to more great dialogue.

"It isn't the machines, it's the minds of the creatures inside them - minds that you created - they are totally evil."
"Evil? No, no, I will not accept that. They are conditioned simply to survive. They can survive only by becoming the dominant species. When all other life forms are suppressed, when the Daleks are the supreme rulers of the Universe, then you will have peace. Wars will end. They are the power not of evil, but of good!"
"Davros, if you had created a virus in your laboratory, something contagious and infectious that killed on contact... a virus that would destroy all other forms of life, would you allow its use?"
"It is an interesting conjecture."
"Would you do it?"
"The only living thing, a microscopic organism ruling supreme... a fascinating idea..."
"Would you do it?"
"Yes, yes! To hold in my hand a capsule containing such power... To know that life and death on such a scale was my choice... To know that the tiny pressure of my thumb, enough to break the glass, would end everything....

"Yes, I would do it! That power would set me up amongst the gods! And through the Daleks I shall have that power!"

The Doctor tries to make Davros destroy the Daleks by threatening to press his off button, but Nyder comes back in and knocks him out. By the time Nyder takes the Doctor to the prison, Kavell has rescued Harry, Sarah and Gharman so they turn the tables on Nyder and he has to run away.

Gharman raids the armoury and Kavell gets lots of mannys (off-screen) to join them against Davros. This sudden reversal of fortunes makes it look as if the goodys are winning now, and Nyder panics. But it is clear that Davros has something planned. He orders Nyder and all his mannys to surrender. Nyder doesn't want to but he obeys - even he doesn't know what Davros has planned now.

Gharman gives Davros an ultimatum but Davros insists on a vote, and Gharman is so confident that Davros will lose any vote that he agrees. When Gharman and his friends leave, Davros conspires with Nyder again.
"Ours is the victory Nyder. We have won! They talk of democracy... freedom... fairness. Those are the creeds of cowards, the ones who will listen to a thousand viewpoints and try to satisfy them all. Achievement comes through absolute power, and power through strength. They have lost!!!"

The Daleks are coming.

The Doctor finds a bomb and says he will use it to blow up the Daleks. When he, Harry and Sarah get to the green room that Ronson showed them earlier they hear the Daleks that are in there and they sound like the noises that little mannys make. This is because this bit is a metaphor for killing Hitler when he is a little manny, before he has done anything bad but knowing that he will become a baddy if you don't kill him.
There will be more on this subject next episode.

The Doctor puts the bomb in the green room, but one of the little Daleks attacks him, leading to a cliffhanger!

This episode is totally riveting, and it is dominated by Davros. In his speeches (which always become rants, Dalek-style), and his dialogue with the Doctor, his philosophy is made clear and it shows why he is one of the best baddys in Doctor Who.

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