|Also called:||Skaro (as part of a decoy plan)|
- You may be looking for the oceanic planet of the same name.
Antalin was a planet which served as a decoy for Skaro.
During the 22nd century Dalek invasion, the Daleks discovered records which showed that Skaro had been destroyed during the Imperial-Renegade Dalek Civil War. The Seventh Doctor apparently had destroyed Skaro using the Hand of Omega. (PROSE: War of the Daleks)
- The destruction of Skaro occurred in the future, though the Doctor did not leave the 1963 time zone. See the Shoreditch Incident.
After an unsuccessful attempt to change history, the Daleks realised that history could not be altered and Skaro would have to appear to be destroyed.
To fool Davros and the Doctor into thinking Skaro had been destroyed, the Daleks terraformed Antalin to resemble Skaro. Davros was moved from Skaro to Antalin and placed inside a replica of the Kaled bunker. The Daleks also created a race of robots called the Movellans and manufactured a war with them, before reviving Davros. It was Antalin which served as the location for the Doctor and Romana's encounter with the Daleks and which was destroyed by the Hand of Omega. (PROSE: War of the Daleks)
The terraformed Antalin appeared to be a desolate world with much rocks and some grass. The ruined Kaled Dome and bunker were also recreated. For some reason, a Kaled mutant was found by the Fourth Doctor. (TV: Destiny of the Daleks, PROSE: War of the Daleks)
- It is likely that the Daleks placed it there to further make Antalin resemble Skaro.
Behind the scenes Edit
- A water-covered planet called Antalin also appears in War of the Daleks. The novel's author, John Peel, stated on the newsgroup rec.arts.drwho that this was because he misread his notes. He also said that the two Antalins are different worlds.