|Main enemy:||The Thals|
|Main setting:||The Kaled City, the Wastelands and the Thal City, Skaro|
|Publisher:||Big Finish Productions|
|Writer:||James Parsons & Andrew Stirling-Brown|
|Cover by:||Stuart Manning|
|Release date:||October 2006|
Publisher's summary Edit
"We are Kaleds. We are more than a match for weak, tattered, crippled relics of the war."
Now approaching his thirtieth year, Davros is trying to get out of the Kaled military and into the Scientific Corps, determined to use his mind to create new ways to let the Kaled race survive the never-ending war with the Thals. But first, he must undertake a mission into Thal territory. A mission that will introduce him to technology and hardware he could only dream of. And it just might teach him a few life lessons too.
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- Tech-Ops Davros - Terry Molloy
- The Daleks - Nicholas Briggs
- Radio Announcer - Gary Hopkins
- Yarvell - Lizzie Hopley
- Lady Calcula - Carolyn Jones
- Kaled Officer - Joseph Lidster
- Major Brint - James Parsons
- Thal Officer - Gary Russell
- Magrantine - Peter Sowerbutts
- The Supremo - John Stahl
- Tech-Ops Reston - Andrew Wisher
- The Supremo is the leader of the Kaled people.
- Davros is a member of the Military Elite.
- Davros is approaching his thirtieth birthday.
- Lady Calcula is a member of the Council of Twelve.
- Yarvell has become a peace activist. She regards Davros as "a dangerous psychopath."
- There is an ancient city north of the Kaled City that has evidence of Thals and Kaleds living together and even mating with each other in the distant past.
- In Colonel Nasgard's will, the family finances are held in trust under Davros' name and his wife and daughter are forbidden access to it until Davros is married. Due to her connections with senior members of the Kaled judiciary, Calcula is ultimately successful in her attempts to have the terms of the will overturned. Prior to this, she had attempted to set Davros up with the daughter of Councillor Matros, another member of the Council of Twelve who belonged to one of the most influential and wealthy Kaled families.
- Skaro's sky is still visible.
- Prior to entering the Wastelands, Reston had never seen the stars.
- Skaro has two moons: Falkus and Omega Mysterium.
- Davros encounters some Varga plants in the Wastelands and meets his old tutor Magrantine, whom he thought long dead.
- Seeing the Varga plants gives Davros ideas about genetic mutation and development.
- Calcula drowns her daughter Yarvell, Davros' elder half-sister, for leaking information about Davros to the Thals.
- Aside from the Kaleds and the Thals, two other sentient humanoid races, the Tharons and the Dals, evolved on Skaro. However, both were extinct by the time of the Thousand Year War as a result of a programme of genocide orchestrated by the Kaleds.
- Andrew Wisher (Reston) is the son of Michael Wisher, who played Davros in TV: Genesis of the Daleks.
- This audio drama was recorded on 1 August 2006.
- The story was reissued in 2007 as part of The Complete Davros Collection DVD boxset.
- Varga plants first appeared on screen in TV: Mission to the Unknown.
- The Supremo refers to the destruction of the Education Centre by the Thals and the supposed death of Magrantine fourteen years earlier. (AUDIO: Innocence)
- Shortly after his stepfather's death, Davros joined the Military Youth before joining the Military Corps in his final year of college. (AUDIO: Innocence)
- Davros and Reston discuss the fact that the Mutos engage in cannibalism. (AUDIO: Davros)
- The mutated Magrantine sarcastically refers to Davros as "my boy," as he had done when he was his tutor fourteen years earlier. (AUDIO: Innocence)
- Davros talks about creating a mollusc that could be genetically engineered into a weapon. (TV: Genesis of the Daleks)