"I find it fascinating that a living creature would subject itself to such dangerous experimentation. Knowing that it would die..."
Born into an influential family is Davros. Now aged sixteen, he is being pulled in various directions — his father wants him to follow tradition and go into the military. His sister has joined the Military Youth. And his scheming, devoted mother wants him to pursue a life of science.
But no one seems terribly interested in what Davros himself wants. So he must begin to assert himself, begin to take control over his own life, begin to work towards his destiny...
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- Davros - Terry Molloy
- The Daleks - Nicholas Briggs
- Young Davros - Rory Jennings
- Councillor Quested - Sean Connolly
- Tashek - Rita Davies
- Colonel Nasgard - Richard Franklin
- Captain/Major Brogan - Richard Grieve
- Kaled Officer - Scott Handcock
- Yarvell - Lizzie Hopley
- Lady Calcula - Carolyn Jones
- Tutor Magrantine - Peter Sowerbutts
- Davros' home is beside Drammankin Lake.
- Colonel Nasgard is a senior member of the Military Elite.
- Major Brogan is also part of the Military Elite as well as being a peace activist.
- Yarvell is part of the Military Youth.
- When Kaleds are exposed to radiation and begin to mutate, their rib cages becomes tendril-like.
- Davros places Magrantine within his radiation chamber, mutating him.
- Skaro's moons are Falkus and Omega Mysterium.
- Yarvell was named after Yarvelling, the humanoid Dalek scientist from the comic story Genesis of Evil.
- This audio drama was recorded on 31 July 2006.
- The story was reissued in 2007 as part of The Complete Davros Collection DVD boxset.
- The Dalek interviewing Davros on Skaro refers to the Imperial-Renegade Dalek Civil War. (TV: Resurrection of the Daleks, Revelation of the Daleks, Remembrance of the Daleks)
- Calcula refers to a dead bird as a "flying pest." (TV: The Evil of the Daleks)
- Shortly after his stepfather's death, Davros joined the Military Youth before joining the Military Corps in his final year of college. (AUDIO: Purity)
- Davros would keep the Dal Book of Predictions in his possession for decades. (AUDIO: Guilt)
- Drammankin Lake would later become known as the Lake of Mutations. (TV: The Daleks) In the later stages of the Thousand Year War, it would be one of the few remaining places on Skaro where animal life still existed as the devastation had made almost all species other than the Kaleds and the Thals extinct. (AUDIO: Corruption)
- A younger Davros encountered the Twelfth Doctor. (TV: The Magician's Apprentice)