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Published on September 27th, 2007 | by Christian Cawley

Davros is Coming…

The BBC’s Official Doctor Who website has confirmed the details of the upcoming Destiny of the Daleks DVD – and confirmed the upcoming Davros boxset, first revealed in Doctor Who Magazine.

Destiny of the Daleks is a four-part adventure starring Tom Baker and Lalla Ward as the Doctor and Romana II, and David Gooderson as Davros, and the single disc pack (previous reports indicated the release was a double-disc) also contains the following extras:

* Commentary – With actors Lalla Ward and David Gooderson, director Ken Grieve.

* Terror Nation – documentary about writer Terry Nation, creator of the Daleks, and his work on Doctor Who. With contributions from producers Barry Letts and Philip Hinchcliffe, script editor Terrance Dicks, director Richard Martin and Dalek voice artiste Nicholas Briggs.

* Directing Who – director Ken Grieve recalls his time on this story.

* CGI Effects – providing the option to watch the story with seventeen of the original video effects sequences replaced by CGI versions.

* Trails and Continuity – BBC One trails and continuity announcements from the story’s transmission, including the specially shot trailer heralding the return of the Daleks.

* Photo Gallery – production, design and publicity photos.

* Prime Computer Adverts – Australian TV adverts for Prime Computers, starring the Doctor and Romana.

* Coming Soon – trail for forthcoming DVD boxset release of Doctor Who and the Silurians, The Sea Devils and Warriors of the Deep.

* Easter Egg

The adventure concerns the Doctor and Romana arriving on Skaro, and finding themselves caught in the middle of a deadlocked interplanetary war between the Daleks and the robotic Movellans. The Daleks are in search of the last resting place of Can Davros, creator of the Daleks, in order to help them break the deadlock, and give the Doctor’s greatest enemies the edge they need.

Destiny Of The Daleks will be available from 26 November. The Special Davros boxset, meanwhile, is set to feature every Davros Doctor Who adventure, from Genesis of the Daleks to Remembrance, as well as a special bonus CD including all 7 Davros audio plays from Big Finish, and a whole hot of audio and visual extras!

WOW!

Given previous releases of this magnitude, one gets the impression that a certain crippled creator of the Daleks is certainly due to make an appearance in Series 4…

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About the Author

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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