Doctor Who - Revelation of the Daleks (Episode 14)
(Colin Baker, et al / DVD / NR / (1975) 2006 / BBC Video)
Overview: The Doctor is a renegade Time Lord: an eccentric, highly-intelligent scientist from a distant planet. He travels through time and space in the TARDIS, a curious device, larger on the inside than on the outside, which was designed to change its appearance to suit its surroundings. Unfortunately, the Doctor's TARDIS seems to be broken, and always appears as a blue British police box. The Doctor has a soft spot for the planet Earth, and often visits there, either to save it from various alien threats or to whisk a choice few inhabitants away to the distant parts of the galaxy to help him fight evil there. The Doctor has many foes, including Daleks (led by Davros), and The Master, another renegade Time Lord. Time Lord biology enables them to regenerate their bodies, and so both the Doctor and the Master appear evolve over the years...
DVD Verdict: 'Revelation of the Daleks' is a two part episode from 1985 that features Colin Baker as the Doctor. The story begins with the Doctor and Peri arriving on Necros, mourning the death of an old friend. Little do the time travellers know that word of their friend's demise is a clever ruse to lure the Doctor into an encounter with some very old enemies. For on Necros, everything is run by the Great Healer, who is making a fortune with his galactic funeral parlor and some rather sinister side business ventures. Clive Swift of Keeping up Appearances fame (known to fans of that british comedy as Richard Bucket) appears as Mr Jobel, Caretaker of the funeral parlor, Tranquil Rose, who naturally takes a more than passing interest in young Peri.
But it is the Doctor who gets into the main action when a business partner of the Healer plots against him by hiring a well known assassin of the Grand Order to do him in. The Doctor quickly learns the Healer is in reality his long running nemesis, Davros. Davros is using the bodies of the dead to further his new race of Daleks loyal to him alone.
But more than one betrayal awaits our heroes, and the Doctor is brought before Davros one more time, as Daleks begin desposing of those who are a threat to Davros' cunning plans. Want to know what happens between the Doctor, Davros and the Daleks? Watch the DVD for yourself, my friend! This is one Doctor Who adventure you won't want to miss! This is a Full Screen Presentation (1.33:1) and comes with the Special Features of:
Commentary by: director Graham Hopper, Nicola Bryant, Tony Malloy, and writer Eric Sawood
"Revelation Exhumed" making-of featurette
"In Studio A" featurette
CGI Effects Option