Doctor Who: 10 Best Davros Stories

Doctor Who: 10 Best Davros Stories

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Next to the likes of
the Daleks and the Cybermen, Davros is arguably one of the greatest
enemies in Doctor Who history and is every bit the arch-enemy to the
Doctor as is the Master. If the Master acts as the dark mirror to the
Doctor, Davros acts as the complete opposite, being every bit as
clever as the Doctor, being the survivor of war, and having his own
twisted set of companions in his own creations, the Daleks.

The
Creator of the Daleks and Dark Lord of Skaro is indeed a marvellous
creation, courtesy of real-life Dalek creator Terry Nation, but what
are the 10 best stories to feature him? First, we take a look at both
the honourable and dishonourable mentions…

Honourable Mention:
Remembrance Of The Daleks (1988)

Doctor Who Remembrance of Daleks
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Remembrance of the Daleks
is indeed a classic story in its own right, widely regarded as the
highpoint of the Sylvester McCoy Era. After the wasted potential of
Colin Baker’s Era and McCoy’s widely-panned first season (the worst
season in Doctor Who history!), this was the story that arguably got
Doctor Who back on track again, injecting the show with a renewed
sense of purpose and confidence.

The action and effects are
impressive, the writing was cleverly nuanced, both Dalek factions are
glorious to behold (the Special Weapons Dalek still rocks!), and it
firmly establishes the Seventh Doctor and Ace as an iconic
Doctor/companion pairing.

With all these positives, why isn’t it in
the top 10? Well, that’s because Davros is used very sparingly, not
properly revealing himself until the last 10 minutes. He’s
essentially a glorified cameo in this story, but kudos to it being as
great of a glorified cameo as it is! Who could forget about
“unlimited rice pudding”?!

This post first appeared on whatculture.com

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