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Judith Winters linked to the Renegade Daleks' Battle Computer. (TV: Remembrance of the Daleks)

A battle computer was a computer interface or a machine intelligence with a human interface utilised by several species. Both the Daleks and Movellans made extensive use of battle computers during their war, the resulting stalemate led the Daleks to develop human-interfaced battle computers for better creativity. (TV: Destiny of the Daleks, Remembrance of the Daleks)

The Sontarans also utilised battle computers. (AUDIO: The Sontaran Ordeal, The Cars That Ate London!)

Dalek battle computers[]

During the Dalek-Movellan War, it was a machine intelligence that guided both the forces of the Daleks and the Movellans. With both forces following a logical machine outcome, the war lasted for centuries with not a single shot fired as both sides were equally matched. In order to win, each side sought an advantage over the other. The Dalek Empire reawakened their creator, Davros, who programmed their computers to provide them that advantage. The Movellans, discovering this, demanded that the Fourth Doctor program their computers likewise in order to defeat their Dalek foes. (TV: Destiny of the Daleks)

During the Shoreditch Incident in November 1963, the Renegade Daleks utilised a human-interfaced battle computer. It required a creative intelligence; a young child was selected and conditioned to obey the Daleks and they utilised the child's imagination to bolster the battle computer's strategies. The child was also bolstered with the ability to defend herself, being able to fire deadly bolts of electricity from her hands. (TV: Remembrance of the Daleks) The Supreme Dalek set the computer to self-destruct when the Imperial Daleks wiped out the rest of the Renegades. (PROSE: Remembrance of the Daleks)

In 1987, Warfleet was the Daleks' attempt to utilise human creativity via a video game rather than direct interface. This video game directly controlled the Daleks' drone ships via an overlayed interface within the video game. (AUDIO: We Are The Daleks)

The Seventh Incursion Squad consulted a Dalek Battle Computer to find a way to defeat the Mechonoids on Magella. (PROSE: Birth of a Legend)

In 2602, during the Daleks' campaign masquerading behind the Fifth Axis, they utilised human battle computers, utilising older humans with battle experience for their battle computers. (AUDIO: Death and the Daleks)

Behind the scenes[]

  • The voice of the Dalek Battle Computer was supplied by John Leeson, best known as the voice of K9.