Yes, that is right: I, the glorious Davros, am back, ready to do good in the third and final volume of Big Finish’s audio set, Dalek Universe. Although I hear some idiotic species like the human race call my good “bad”. Shows what you know.
Released in October 2021, my own appearance will be credited under the name “Terry Molloy”, a pseudonym I have often gone under. This trio of epic full-cast audio dramas takes the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) and Anya Kingdom (Jane Slavin) further into adventure and intrigue, as they encounter old friends and enemies including Dr River Song (Alex Kingston) – but neither Song or I, the wonderful Davros, are quite as the Doctor remembers us.
Here’s the synopsis:
Lost in a universe before the Time War, the Doctor is still struggling to find a way back home… but has only found himself in the middle of another war. A very familiar war, involving his oldest enemies – and their malevolent creator.
However he’s not alone – as there are old friends here too. At least he thinks they’re old friends… but when the stakes are as high as this, can he really be sure who to trust? What side are they truly on?
The First Son by Lizzie Hopley
The Doctor’s attempts to return home have led him to the middle of a war zone… and a familiar voice.
The travellers have arrived on a planet made up of crashed space-ships where they encounter River Song… Or do they? Because she’s dressed as a Movellan and claims to be a member of that robot race. Is she undercover, a duplicate, or something more sinister?
And more importantly… who is her son?
The Dalek Defence by Matt Fitton
The Doctor and Anya are trapped between battling Dalek and Movellan forces and only the intervention of Earth can get them out of trouble.
But the humans have troubles too – and a very familiar prisoner. Davros.
Stuck in a universe before the Time War, the Doctor is bound by the rules of his own past… Can he keep everyone alive without changing history? And would he even want to?
The Triumph of Davros by Matt Fitton
Returning to a familiar planet, with Movellan and Dalek warships floating in the sky above, the stakes for the time-travellers are higher than ever.
The mistakes of the Doctor’s past are coming back to haunt him. Alliances are made and broken. And the course of the war is about to turn.
The Doctor can’t stop what’s coming. But maybe, just maybe… he may be able to save his friends.
THAT’S RIGHT. MY TRIUMPH. DETONATE THE EGOMANIA BOMB.
Joining the previously announced Noma Dumezweni and Joseph Millson in this box set are Ajjaz Awad as security personnel Jeska, Matthew Jacobs-Morgan as human-Morvellan hybrid Kamen Ves, Paul Panting as chief medic Karl Lamb, and Nicholas Briggs as my excellent Daleks.
Producer David Richardson said:
“It’s the big finale! Daleks, Davros, Movellans, River Song… and some Earth-shattering revelations that might just whip the rug from beneath your feet. The journey through the Dalek Universe leads to this point, and it’s the deadliest of destinations…”
You can also now order all three volumes of Dalek Universe, which are available in three formats – collector’s edition CD, digital download or limited edition gatefold triple LP vinyl – exclusively from Big Finish, from just £19.99. Each of the three volumes in Dalek Universe are released as a four-disc collector’s edition box set or download containing three brand-new full cast audio adventures, plus a selection of behind-the-scenes extras.
It’s advised you get on board as soon as you can; such a sublime release, detailing my utter triumph over everything in time and space, will surely sell out in super quick time.
(Thanks to Andrew Hsieh.)