The 7th Doctor
 
 
 
As part of THE DAPOL DOCTORS in January 2008
 
 
 
 
Mel (in blue top)
Davros
Daleks (grey/ blue)
Daleks (grey/ black)
Daleks (White/ Silver)
Dalek (Black/ Silver)
Dalek (Red/ Silver)
Dalek (Red/ Black)
'Transmat' Dalek (Transparent)
The Dapol TARDIS

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The Big Finish audio The Juggernauts appears to tackle the same ground as did the DWM strip Emperor of the Daleks. Any similarity is coincidental.

 
The original plan had been to make three new stories showcasing the three Dapol Doctor figures and selected monsters and companions. We couldn't have got away with not using the Dapol Daleks.
There has always been a missing Doctor Who/ Dalek story in my opinion. How did Davros go from being a prisoner about to stand trail (at the end of Revelation of the Daleks) to being the Dalek Emperor (in Remembrance of the Daleks)? This episode aims to put a possible solution. Using the 7th Doctor and setting it pre Remembrance, the only possible companion to use is Mel- a character that was much underused on TV.
It wasn't the first Dalek story to be considered for this slot though. Battlelines in the Stars was a proposed episode that didn't feature the Doctor but showed the Time Lords and Daleks getting together to sign a non aggression pact. The Time Lords have been betrayed however leaving the universe on the brink of a Great Time War...

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Shot on 4 Jan 08 along with the other Dapol Doctors episodes. This one, as the more complex was filmed first beginning with the Skaro exteriors.
The sets were made especially for the story and based loosely on the design of the Dalek city seen in the Dr Who and the Daleks movie. It was filmed on an opaque glass table with a light shone through it to provide an eerie atmosphere.

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Editing was very straight forward. There were only two 'special' frames- compositing the lower area of the trial room with the Dalek Supreme's upper gallery.

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As a Davros retrospective, this story is quite continuity laden referencing three of his four appearnces- Genesis, Destiny and Resurrection of the Daleks.
In the Doctor's personal timeline, this story comes somewhere in season 24 prior to Dragonfire where he meets Ace.
For Davros, it comes between Revelation of the Daleks where he is captured by the Supreme Daleks forces and taken for trial on Skaro and Remembrance of the Daleks where he is the Dalek Emperor and the Supreme is in control of 'renegade Daleks'.

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