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Davros Vs The Eighth Doctor.,
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This chillingly written audio adventure by Joe Lidster.
Paul McGann & Terry Molloy portray great chemistry as The Doctor & Davros.
The Doctor's solutions to the conclusion of this story is disturbing & shocking.
The listener needs to be aware of the events of both Genesis & Remembrance of the Daleks or the plot may fly over there heads.
2 CD 4 episode adventure running time 100 minutes, Trailers.
Events discussed in this adventure can be seen in Genesis of the Daleks & Remembrance of the Daleks.
Concluding from the teaser posted at the end of The Next Life The Doctor, Charley & Crizz return to our reality universe were he's immediately surrounded by Davros & his Daleks.
Davros is slowly mutating through a virus as he's losing his personality & slowly turning into the Dalek Emperor & needs the Doctor's help, He wants the Doctor to help put his Soul & conciseness into a new cloned body of himself becoming free of the Dalek virus.
The Doctor refuses Davros request but eventually discovers that Davros has set these events in motion a long time ago knowing the possible outcome.
Davros discusses with the Doctor the destruction of Skaro due to the actions of the Doctor's seventh incarnation & hiding away in the Darkness Davros has perfected the virus that he discussed in theory with the Fourth Doctor in Genesis of the Daleks.
Davros plan is to infect the population of earth wiping out the entire human race similar actions to how the seventh Doctor used the Hand of Omega in Remembrance of the Daleks.
The Doctor instead issues a solution that has devastating consequences for Davros in a shocking & disturbing ending which is a fate far worse than death for Davros & leaves the listerner wondering what limits this Eighth incarnation of the Timelord would do in a universe changng event scenario, You may even feel pity for Davros at the conclusion of this adventure.
What deal has The Doctor made with his greatest enemies the Daleks, Why is Crizz behaving so strangely? & can the Doctors solution save the Earth from total Armageddon?
There are plenty of twists to this excellent story by Joe Lidster going back to 2 classic Tv adventures Genesis & Remembrance.
The scenes were the Doctor & Davros confront each other are some of the best written to date as both Paul McGann & Terry Molloy deliver spellbinding performances that enhance the tension & drama.
Charley seems a little underused in this story but the idea of using Crizz to become the Dalek Emperor is very well handled.
The Ending is one of the best ever Big Finish has done & a credit to Joe Lidsters writing talent that showcases the Eighth Doctors genius solution from this very shrewd incarnation & shows just how far he will go to benefit the end justifies the means.
Highly recomended audio adventure & one of the best Eighth Doctors, Daleks & Davros storys best to date.