The battle for the Movellan ship was a battle in the Dalek-Movellan War. After Davros was awoken in the remains of the Dalek City on Skaro, he sent a taskforce of Daleks, strapped with explosives, to destroy the Movellan ship that was also on the planet. The two forces met on the ground surrounding the craft, with the humans and the Fourth Doctor also taking part.
Premature detonation of the explosives meant that the attack failed. This defeat was significant in that it was a precursor to the imprisonment of Davros by the Movellans.
Events leading to the battle Edit
When the Fourth Doctor held Davros hostage, he demanded all Dalek prisoners who were being used as slaves in order to find Davros be let go. Approximately forty humanoids were released. The Doctor escaped and Davros planned to evacuate Skaro before the Movellans could attack.
At the time the Movellans were programming their nova device. This bomb would ignite the atmosphere and destroy Skaro. A signal had been sent to a deep space cruiser to come to Skaro. Davros armed approximately forty Daleks with explosives.
The plan was that, before the Movellan ship could take off, the Daleks, carrying more than half a megaton of explosives, would press against the hull and Davros would detonate them to destroy the ship so the Doctor would not be able to help the Movellans defeat the Daleks in the space war. (TV: Destiny of the Daleks)
The conflict Edit
Led by Tyssan and with help from the Fourth Doctor, the humans reprogrammed two Movellans and took full control of their ship. They planned to leave Skaro and were unaware of the Dalek force approaching. Davros did not know this and believed it was still manned by Movellans and the Doctor.
The humans armed themselves with Movellan weapons and Tyssan ordered a charge on the Daleks. The Daleks opened fire; the humans' weapons made no impact on them.
Off the battlefield, Davros had the detonator with him, ready to destroy the ship. The Doctor made his way into the Dalek base and confronted Davros, only to be held at gunpoint by another Dalek. He blinded the Dalek by throwing his hat onto its eyestalk. As it fired around the control centre, nearly hitting Davros, the Doctor placed an explosive on its casing and pushed it down a hall, where the explosive detonated, destroying the Dalek.
The cruiser never arrived and the nova device was never activated. The humans and the reprogrammed Movellans left Skaro to meet with a high-security ship from Earth. Davros, their prisoner, was placed in a cryogenic freezer and was to be put on trial for his crimes against the whole of sentient creation. (TV: Destiny of the Daleks)
Davros' punishment was to be placed in suspended animation for all eternity whilst still remaining conscious. However, ninety years into the sentence he was once again freed by the Daleks, only by that time the war was over and the Daleks had lost due to the Movellan virus. These events culminated in the Imperial-Renegade Dalek civil war. (TV: Resurrection of the Daleks)