|Featuring:||Lady Calcula, Yarvell, The Daleks|
|Main enemy:||The Thals|
|Main setting:||The Kaled City, Skaro|
|Publisher:||Big Finish Productions|
|Release date:||September 2006|
Publisher's summary Edit
"I find it fascinating that a living creature would subject itself to such dangerous experimentation. Knowing that it would die..."
Born into an influential family is Davros. Now aged sixteen, he is being pulled in various directions -- his father wants him to follow tradition and go into the military. His sister has joined the Military Youth. And his scheming, devoted mother wants him to pursue a life of science.
But no one seems terribly interested in what Davros himself wants. So he must begin to assert himself, begin to take control over his own life, begin to work towards his destiny...
- Davros - Terry Molloy
- The Daleks - Nicholas Briggs
- Young Davros - Rory Jennings
- Councillor Quested - Sean Connolly
- Tashek - Rita Davies
- Colonel Nasgard - Richard Franklin
- Captain/Major Brogan - Richard Grieve
- Kaled Officer - Scott Handcock
- Yarvell - Lizzie Hopley
- Lady Calcula - Carolyn Jones
- Tutor Magrantine - Peter Sowerbutts
- Davros' family consists of Colonel Nasgard (who is, in actuality, his stepfather as opposed to his biological father), his half-sister Yarvell and his mother Calcula.
- Quested is Davros' biological father and a member of the Council of Twelve.
- Calcula is a member of the Kaled House of Congress.
- Davros' home is beside Drammankin Lake. The ancestors of his stepfather Nasgard's family have lived on the property for centuries.
- Tashek was the elder sister of Colonel Nasgard. During her career as a nurse, she had seen her brother's medical records and was aware that he was infertile by the time of Davros' birth, meaning that he could not have been his biological father.
- Colonel Nasgard is a senior member of the Military Elite.
- Major Brogan is also part of the Military Elite as well as being a peace activist.
- Yarvell is part of the Military Youth.
- When Kaleds are exposed to radiation and begin to mutate, their rib cages becomes tendril-like.
- Magrantine's son was killed by Nasgard.
- Davros places Magrantine within his radiation chamber, mutating him. He is subsequently dumped in the radioactive wastelands.
- Skaro's moons are Falkus and Omega Mysterium. During Davros' youth, they could be seen clearly from his stepfather Colonel Nasgard's house on Drammankin Lake. Elsewhere on Skaro, they were obscured by the high levels of radiation in the atmosphere.
- Rory Jennings (Young Davros) previously played Tommy Connolly in TV: The Idiot's Lantern.
- Richard Franklin (Colonel Nasgard) previously played Captain Mike Yates during the Third Doctor era from 1971 to 1974 as well as in TV: The Five Doctors in 1983. He later reprised his role as Mike Yates in AUDIO: The Magician's Oath, AUDIO: Hornets' Nest, AUDIO: Demon Quest, AUDIO: Serpent Crest and AUDIO: The Rings of Ikiria.
- Carolyn Jones (Lady Calcula) previously played Excelsior in AUDIO: The Last.
- Peter Sowerbutts (Magrantine) previously played Clovis in AUDIO: The Holy Terror and would later play Laurence in AUDIO: Mission of the Viyrans, Elkin in AUDIO: The Bride of Peladon and Santa Claus in AUDIO: The Claws of Santa.
- Richard Grieve (Captain/Major Brogan) previously played James Clarke in AUDIO: The Gathering.
- Yarvell was named after Yarvelling, the humanoid Dalek scientist from COMIC: Genesis of Evil.
- This audio drama was recorded on 31 July 2006.
- The Dalek interviewing Davros on Skaro refers to the Imperial-Renegade Dalek Civil War. (TV: Resurrection of the Daleks, Revelation of the Daleks, Remembrance of the Daleks)
- Calcula refers to a dead bird as a "flying pest." (TV: The Evil of the Daleks)
- Shortly after his stepfather's death, Davros joined the Military Youth before joining the Military Corps in his final year of college. (AUDIO: Purity)
- Davros would keep the Dal Book of Predictions in his possession for decades. (AUDIO: Guilt)
- Drammankin Lake would later become known as the Lake of Mutations. (TV: The Daleks) In the later stages of the Thousand Year War, it would be one of the few remaining places on Skaro where animal life still existed as the devastation had made almost all species other than the Kaleds and the Thals extinct. (AUDIO: Corruption)