Second in a series of four audio plays that tell the backstory of davros, the creator of the daleks from doctor who. First seen in the story genesis of the daleks as a badly mutated man in a chair, davros in this story is a thirty something soldier who desperately wants to be a scientist so he can help end the war between his people the kaleds and their enemies the thals that has dragged on for centuries.
His mother wants him to as well. His sister is a peace activist and will do whatever it takes to end the war. Davros getting sent on a special mission might give everyone the chance to get what they want.
Just as good as the first part. This once again gives us powerful family drama and a look at the nightmare world of skaro, where years of radioactive bombardment have created a horrifying world outside the cities where people still live. This is superbly well realised and great use of sound makes some hoary old creations from the 60's into something quite terrifying.
There's a bit of violence at the end that might have been cut if this was on television. It goes to illustrate the sheer determination of one character.
Another excellent play in an excellent series. And reasonably self contained, so you don't have to have heard the first one to get this.