Brotherhood of the Daleks was the one hundred and fourteenth story in Big Finish's monthly range. It was written by Alan Barnes and featured Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor and India Fisher as Charlotte Pollard.
The TARDIS makes a return trip to the jungle planet of Spiridon, when the Sixth Doctor and Charley fall in with a lost platoon of shellshocked Thal soldiers — victims of a sneak attack by their blood enemies, the Daleks.
Besieged by deadly flora, surrounded by invisible monsters, and with all hope of rescue gone, the Thals are the victims of a grim experiment in psychological warfare.
With the very nature of reality under threat, the Doctor and Charley need each other more than ever. But dark forces are conspiring to tear them apart...
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- The Doctor - Colin Baker
- Charley Pollard - India Fisher
- Murgat - Michael Cochrane
- Tamarus - Harriet Kershaw
- Valion - Derek Carlyle
- Nyaiad - Jo Castleton
- Jesic - Alison Thea-Skot
- Septal - Steve Hansell
- The Daleks - Nicholas Briggs
- In an hallucination/dream state, a Black Dalek makes an appearance.
- Dalekanium is mentioned as the alloy from the Daleks' casing is constructed.
- Charley coins the phrase Thaleks — Daleks that believe they are Thals.
- There is a Red Dalek present amongst the Thaleks.
- Murgat's Brotherhood Daleks have the star of Lenin on their casings.
- Charley mentions the Supreme Dalek.
- The Doctor claims that he is a botanist named Doctor Brown.
- Charley mentions having seen her Doctor die in the year 500002.
- The Doctor has not met Sigmund Freud yet.
- The Doctor has met Karl Marx and Robert Peary.
- The Doctor initially thinks that he and Charley have landed on the planet Spiridon, which is in the ninth system of "a far away galaxy," later called the "ninth galaxy" and later the "galaxy of Antares."
- The Thal homeworld is New Davius.
- The Doctor and Charley encounter the Thals.
Theories and concepts
- Charley mentions the Web of Time while the replicant version of the Doctor mentions the Laws of Time.
- The Daleks' movement throughout this audio has a noise similar to that used in the BBC Wales revived series.
- This audio drama was recorded on 23 and 24 June 2008 at The Moat Studios.
- An illustrated preview by Brian Williamson appeared in DWM 401.
- The Robot Doctor from The Chase is seemingly retconned into being a Dalek duplicate, which are presumably genetically engineered clones.
- This story also makes a definite distinction between the Supreme Dalek and the Black Dalek.
- This story is set between The Trial of a Time Lord and Time and the Rani.
- This story was originally released on CD and download.
- Charley recalls that rosemary counteracted the effect of the Grel particles in England in 1738. (AUDIO: The Doomwood Curse)
- The Doctor was previously on the real Spiridon in TV: Planet of the Daleks, and returned to the planet in COMIC: Emperor of the Daleks! and AUDIO: Return of the Daleks. The simulation also includes sponge-plants. Spiridons are mentioned.
- Charley previously encountered the Daleks twice during her travels with the Eighth Doctor. (AUDIO: The Time of the Daleks; Terror Firma)
- Nyaiad recalls meeting Charley in Folkestone. (AUDIO: Terror Firma)
- Charley mentions having seen her Doctor die in the year 500002. (AUDIO: The Girl Who Never Was)
- The Thals/Thaleks refer to the Doctor as 'Doctor of TARDIS', a name used by the Doctor in TV: Tooth and Claw.
- The Doctor previously encountered the dream/mind altering kyropite plants and their symbiotic partners, the Jekylls, in AUDIO: The Mind's Eye.
- Charley recalls her first meeting with the Eighth Doctor in her personal timeline, which occurred on the British airship R101 on 5 October 1930 (AUDIO: Storm Warning), the Daleks (AUDIO: The Time of the Daleks) and their creator Davros (AUDIO: Terror Firma).
- Temmosus, Ganatus and Dyoni are considered great heroes of the Thal people. (TV: The Daleks)
- The Doctor mentions the Krynoids (TV: The Seeds of Doom) and the Dalek duplicates (TV: The Chase, Resurrection of the Daleks).
- Charley mentions that the Doctor has met Sigmund Freud. When he denies this, she realises that this encounter has not yet happened in his personal timeline. (TV: Doctor Who; AUDIO: The Girl Who Never Was)
- Red Daleks appear. (PROSE: The Mutation of Time)
- Black Daleks appear. (TV: The Dalek Invasion of Earth, et all)
- Murgat tells the Doctor that the Thal-Daleks will become children of the revolution. (COMIC: Children of the Revolution)
- Charley is interrogated with the Truth assessment. (TV: Destiny of the Daleks)
- Pollen becomes a problem for the Doctor later on in his eleventh incarnation when psychic pollen ends up causing hallucinations for the Eleventh Doctor, Amy and Rory. (TV: Amy's Choice)
- Official Brotherhood of the Daleks page at bigfinish.com
- DisContinuity for Brotherhood of the Daleks at Tetrapyriarbus - The DisContinuity Guide