First released in 2001, this is the first in a Big Finish spin off series from the Doctor Who main range and, as the title indicates, centres around the Daleks. It's a single disc release, one episode about an hour long.
The story follows on from the events of the Monthly Dr Who release `Apocalypse Element'. After regrouping in the Seraphina galaxy, the Daleks want to invade our Galaxy again. They form a bridgehead into the galaxy on the planet of Vega 6, where we meet the three main characters for this series, Susan Mendez, Karlendorf and Albie Brooks. Susan is a geologist captured by the Daleks who shows unusual spirit that they think they can use, Karlendorf is a lot more than he seems at first, and Albie Brooks is a well drawn tragic hero who again is a lot more than he first seems, any resemblance to Harry Palmer is, I am sure, totally coincidental.
The story centres on the Dalek invasion of Vega 6 and the enslavement of the population. There is a lot of well drawn action and the introduction of some really good characters. The feel of the piece is rather gloomy, and there is a feeling that there are not going to be any happy endings to this tale. The story ends on a slightly dark note and leaves the door open for an interesting series. 4 stars for this engrossing and well put together opening adventure.