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{{Infobox Story
|name = The Curse of Davros
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|image = The Curse of Davros cover.jpg
|image = 156_The_Curse_of_Davros.png
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|range = Main Range
|series = [[Big Finish Doctor Who audio stories|Big Finish ''Doctor Who'' audio stories]]
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|number in range = 156
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|series = ''[[Main Range]]''
 
|number = 156
 
|number = 156
 
|doctor = Sixth Doctor
 
|doctor = Sixth Doctor
 
|companions = [[Flip Jackson|Flip]]
 
|companions = [[Flip Jackson|Flip]]
 
|enemy = [[Davros]], [[Dalek]]s, [[Napoléon Bonaparte]]
 
|enemy = [[Davros]], [[Dalek]]s, [[Napoléon Bonaparte]]
|setting = {{il|[[London]], [[2012]]|[[Waterloo]], [[Belgium]], [[18 June]] [[1815]]}}
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|setting = {{il|[[London]], [[2012]]|[[Waterloo]], [[18 June]] [[1815]]}}
 
|writer = [[Jonathan Morris]]
 
|writer = [[Jonathan Morris]]
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|director = [[Nicholas Briggs]]
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|music= [[Wilfredo Acosta]]
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|sound= [[Wilfredo Acosta]]
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|cover = [[Simon Holub]]
 
|publisher = Big Finish Productions
 
|publisher = Big Finish Productions
 
|release date = [[January (releases)|January]] [[2012 (releases)|2012]]
 
|release date = [[January (releases)|January]] [[2012 (releases)|2012]]
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|next =The Fourth Wall (audio story)|The Fourth Wall (audio story)
 
|next =The Fourth Wall (audio story)|The Fourth Wall (audio story)
 
|prev = Army of Death (audio story)|Army of Death (audio story)
 
|prev = Army of Death (audio story)|Army of Death (audio story)
|director = [[Nicholas Briggs]]
 
 
|production code = 7C/NAA
 
|production code = 7C/NAA
|isbn = ISBN 978-1-84435-604-1}}
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|isbn = ISBN 978-1-84435-604-1|producer = [[David Richardson]]}}
'''''The Curse of Davros''''' is the first story in the 2012 [[Sixth Doctor]] audio trilogy. It featured the return of [[Flip Jackson]] who had previously appeared in ''[[The Crimes of Thomas Brewster]]''. During the closing moments of this story, she joins the Doctor.
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'''''The Curse of Davros''''' was the one hundred and fifty-sixth story in [[Big Finish Productions|Big Finish]]'s [[Main Range|monthly range]]. It was written by [[Jonathan Morris]] and featured [[Colin Baker]] as the [[Sixth Doctor]] and reintroduces [[Lisa Greenwood]] as companion, [[Flip Jackson]].
   
 
== Publishers summary ==
 
== Publishers summary ==
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== Cast ==
 
== Cast ==
* [[Sixth Doctor|The Doctor]]/[[Davros]] - [[Colin Baker]]
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* [[Sixth Doctor|The Doctor]] - [[Colin Baker]]
 
* [[Flip Jackson]] - [[Lisa Greenwood]]
 
* [[Flip Jackson]] - [[Lisa Greenwood]]
* [[Davros]]/[[Sixth Doctor|The Doctor]] - [[Terry Molloy]]
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* [[Davros]] - [[Terry Molloy]]
 
* [[Jared Ramon]] - [[Ashley Kumar]]
 
* [[Jared Ramon]] - [[Ashley Kumar]]
 
* [[Napoléon Bonaparte]] - [[Jonathan Owen]]
 
* [[Napoléon Bonaparte]] - [[Jonathan Owen]]
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== References ==
 
== References ==
 
=== Cultural references from the real world ===
 
=== Cultural references from the real world ===
* On visiting the battlefield at Waterloo, Jared is reminded of the strategy-based video game franchise {{wi|Command & Conquer}}.
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* On visiting the battlefield at Waterloo, Jared is reminded of the strategy-based video game franchise ''[[Command & Conquer]]''.
   
 
=== Daleks ===
 
=== Daleks ===
* The upper half of a [[Dalek]]'s casing is light enough for Flip to lift over Davros.
 
* There are several insights (from a human perspective at least) into Dalek psychology and physiology; there is an underlying anger almost childish anger that is part of the Dalek's psychology/physiology. The Daleks are always in pain.
 
* Davros orders the [[Supreme Dalek]] to increase its brain electro-stimulation by a factor of ten as a punishment.
 
* Davros orders a Dalek to self destruct. Given that he and the Supreme Dalek are close to it when it does, this must not be a very violent self destruction.
 
 
* Davros' [[Kaled]] brain patterns are similar to those of a Dalek.
 
* Davros' [[Kaled]] brain patterns are similar to those of a Dalek.
   
 
=== Individuals ===
 
=== Individuals ===
* After her flat is destroyed by the Daleks, Flip laments that she will have to move back in her with mother and her boyfriend Nigel whom she considers "creepy."
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* Flip has never had a solid grasp of history and claims that she was not even allowed to do it for her [[GCSE]]s. Consequently, her only knowledge of the Battle of Waterloo comes from the [[Sweden|Swedish]] pop group [[ABBA]]'s song "[[Waterloo (song)|Waterloo]]".
* Flip has never had a solid grasp of history and claims that she was not even allowed to do it for her [[GCSE]]s. Consequently, her only knowledge of the Battle of Waterloo comes from the [[Sweden|Swedish]] pop group [[ABBA]]'s song "[[Waterloo (song)|Waterloo]]". Upon meeting Napoleon only hours before the battle is to begin, she tells him of its outcome by quoting the song's opening lyric: "At Waterloo, Napoleon did surrender."
 
* Davros is in constant pain. The Doctor acknowledges that if there was a button on Davros' chair that could terminate his life, he would use it in an instant to end the pain.
 
   
 
[[File:The Curse of Davros.jpg|thumb|Textless cover art]]
 
[[File:The Curse of Davros.jpg|thumb|Textless cover art]]
 
== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
* This is the second audio drama released in the main range to feature the Duke of Wellington as a character. The first was [[AUDIO]]: ''[[Other Lives (audio story)|Other Lives]]'' in December 2005 in which he was played by [[Ron Moody]]. He does not actually meet the Doctor in either story.
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* This is the second audio drama released in the main range to feature the Duke of Wellington as a character. The first was ''[[Other Lives (audio story)|Other Lives]]'' in December 2005 in which he was played by [[Ron Moody]]. He does not actually meet the Doctor in either story.
* This is the first audio drama released in the main range to feature Davros since [[AUDIO]]: ''[[Terror Firma (audio story)|Terror Firma]]'' in August 2005 and the first overall since [[NOTDWU]]: ''[[Masters of War (audio story)|Masters of War]]'' in December 2008.
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* This is the first audio drama released in the main range to feature Davros since ''[[Terror Firma (audio story)|Terror Firma]]'' in August 2005 and the first overall since ''[[Masters of War (audio story)|Masters of War]]'' in December 2008.
 
* With this audio drama, [[Colin Baker]] becomes the sixth actor to portray [[Davros]]. Coincidentally, he has played the sixth incarnation of the Doctor since 1984.
 
* With this audio drama, [[Colin Baker]] becomes the sixth actor to portray [[Davros]]. Coincidentally, he has played the sixth incarnation of the Doctor since 1984.
 
* This audio drama was recorded on [[6 June (production)|6]] and [[7 June (production)|7 June]] 2011.
 
* This audio drama was recorded on [[6 June (production)|6]] and [[7 June (production)|7 June]] 2011.
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== Continuity ==
 
== Continuity ==
 
* Flip and Jared recall the events of [[AUDIO]]: ''[[The Crimes of Thomas Brewster (audio story)|The Crimes of Thomas Brewster]]'', which occurred one year earlier in their personal timelines. Jared mentions that he still has [[Patricia Menzies|D.I. Patricia Menzies]]' mobile phone number somewhere.
 
* Flip and Jared recall the events of [[AUDIO]]: ''[[The Crimes of Thomas Brewster (audio story)|The Crimes of Thomas Brewster]]'', which occurred one year earlier in their personal timelines. Jared mentions that he still has [[Patricia Menzies|D.I. Patricia Menzies]]' mobile phone number somewhere.
* The [[Second Doctor]] was also present at the [[Battle of Waterloo]] on [[18 June]] [[1815]]. In the course of the same adventure, he had extensive contact with both Napoleon and the Duke of Wellington. ([[PROSE]]: ''[[World Game (novel)|World Game]]'') During his [[Eighth Doctor|eighth incarnation]], his companion [[Charlotte Pollard|Charley Pollard]] would later befriend the elderly Duke at [[the Great Exhibition]] in [[1851]]. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[Other Lives (audio story)|Other Lives]]'') Much earlier in his personal timeline, the [[First Doctor]] had met Napoleon on the [[Russia]]n front in [[1812]] ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[Mother Russia (audio story)|Mother Russia]]''), which [[Iris Wildthyme]] claimed to have done as well ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[The Panda Invasion (audio story)|The Panda Invasion]]'', ''[[The Claws of Santa (audio story)|The Claws of Santa]]''). Furthermore, the First Doctor's companions [[Ian Chesterton]] and [[Barbara Wright]] had earlier been in Napoleon's presence in a tavern in [[Paris]] on [[28 July]] [[1794]] but did not actually speak to him. ([[TV]]: ''[[The Reign of Terror (TV story)|The Reign of Terror]]'')
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* The [[Second Doctor]] was also present at the [[Battle of Waterloo]] on [[18 June]] [[1815]]. In the course of the same adventure, he had extensive contact with both Napoleon and the Duke of Wellington. ([[PROSE]]: ''[[World Game (novel)|World Game]]'') During his [[Eighth Doctor|eighth incarnation]], his companion [[Charlotte Pollard|Charley Pollard]] would later befriend the elderly Duke at [[the Great Exhibition]] in [[1851]]. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[Other Lives (audio story)|Other Lives]]'') Much earlier in his personal timeline, the [[First Doctor]] had met Napoleon on the [[Russia]]n front in [[1812]] ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[Mother Russia (audio story)|Mother Russia]]''), which [[Iris Wildthyme]] claimed to have done as well ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[The Panda Invasion (audio story)|The Panda Invasion]]'', ''[[Iris Wildthyme and the Claws of Santa (audio story)|Iris Wildthyme and the Claws of Santa]]''). Furthermore, the First Doctor's companions [[Ian Chesterton]] and [[Barbara Wright]] had earlier been in Napoleon's presence in a tavern in [[Paris]] on [[28 July]] [[1794]] but did not actually speak to him. ([[TV]]: ''[[The Reign of Terror (TV story)|The Reign of Terror]]'')
* When Flip inquires after [[Evelyn Smythe]], the Doctor tells her that she left the TARDIS in order to spend the rest of her life with "a chap called [[Justice Rossiter|Rossiter]]." ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[Thicker than Water (audio story)|Thicker than Water]]'')
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* When Flip inquires after [[Evelyn Smythe]], the Doctor tells her that she left the TARDIS in order to spend the rest of her life with "a chap called [[Justice Rossiter|Rossiter]]." ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[Thicker Than Water (audio story)|Thicker Than Water]]'')
* The Doctor tells Flip that Davros' life support chariot does not feature a button with which his life support can be deactivated. This would suggest that Davros has redesigned the chair since he first met the [[Fourth Doctor]] on [[Skaro]]. ([[TV]]: ''[[Genesis of the Daleks (TV story)|Genesis of the Daleks]]'')
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* The Doctor tells Flip that Davros' life support chariot does not feature a button with which his life support can be deactivated. This would suggest that Davros has redesigned the chair since he first met the [[Fourth Doctor]] on [[Skaro]] ([[TV]]: ''[[Genesis of the Daleks (TV story)|Genesis of the Daleks]]''), likely after its destruction in his last encounter with the Doctor ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[The Juggernauts (audio story)|The Juggernauts]]'').
 
* The Doctor asks Davros if he was "expecting someone else." ([[TV]]: ''[[The Caves of Androzani (TV story)|The Caves of Androzani]]'')
 
* The Doctor asks Davros if he was "expecting someone else." ([[TV]]: ''[[The Caves of Androzani (TV story)|The Caves of Androzani]]'')
 
* [[Napoleon Bonaparte]] is described as having "a genius for war". ([[TV]]: ''[[The Daleks' Master Plan (TV story)|The Daleks' Master Plan]]'')
 
* [[Napoleon Bonaparte]] is described as having "a genius for war". ([[TV]]: ''[[The Daleks' Master Plan (TV story)|The Daleks' Master Plan]]'')
 
* Although the Doctor does not come into contact with him, [[Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart|Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart]]'s ancestor [[Fergus Lethbridge-Stewart|Major General Fergus Lethbridge-Stewart]] served as the Duke of Wellington's right-hand man at the Battle of Waterloo. ([[PROSE]]: ''[[The Scales of Injustice (novel)|The Scales of Injustice]]'')
 
* Although the Doctor does not come into contact with him, [[Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart|Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart]]'s ancestor [[Fergus Lethbridge-Stewart|Major General Fergus Lethbridge-Stewart]] served as the Duke of Wellington's right-hand man at the Battle of Waterloo. ([[PROSE]]: ''[[The Scales of Injustice (novel)|The Scales of Injustice]]'')
* The destruction of Flip's flat and the death of the humans who had been occupied by Daleks would be referred to as the Thames Mead Massacre and would be dealt with by [[Charlie Sato]]. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[Mastermind (audio story)|Mastermind]]'')
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* The destruction of Flip's flat and the death of the humans who had been occupied by Daleks would be referred to as the [[Thames Mead Massacre]] and would be dealt with by [[Charlie Sato]]. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[Mastermind (audio story)|Mastermind]]'')
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* Jared's friend [[Dodgy Steve]] later DJed his and Flip's wedding, something which Flip was not pleased about. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[Quicksilver (audio story)|Quicksilver]]'')
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* Before she saw the TARDIS for the first time, Flip thought that it would be "a shiny ''[[Star Wars]]'' starship dooda". ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[The Middle (audio story)|The Middle]]'')
   
 
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RealWorld

The Curse of Davros was the one hundred and fifty-sixth story in Big Finish's monthly range. It was written by Jonathan Morris and featured Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor and reintroduces Lisa Greenwood as companion, Flip Jackson.

Publishers summary Edit

It's been a year since Philippa "Flip" Jackson found herself transported by Tube train to battle robot mosquitoes on a bizarre alien planet in the company of a Time Lord known only as "the Doctor".

Lightning never strikes twice, they say. Only now there's a flying saucer whooshing over the top of the night bus taking her home. Inside: the Doctor, with another extraterrestrial menace on his tail — the Daleks, and their twisted creator Davros!

But while Flip and the fugitive Doctor struggle to beat back the Daleks' incursion into 21st century London, Davros's real plan is taking shape nearly 200 years in the past, on the other side of the English Channel. At the battle of Waterloo...

Plot Edit

to be added

Cast Edit

References Edit

Cultural references from the real world Edit

  • On visiting the battlefield at Waterloo, Jared is reminded of the strategy-based video game franchise Command & Conquer.

Daleks Edit

  • Davros' Kaled brain patterns are similar to those of a Dalek.

Individuals Edit

  • Flip has never had a solid grasp of history and claims that she was not even allowed to do it for her GCSEs. Consequently, her only knowledge of the Battle of Waterloo comes from the Swedish pop group ABBA's song "Waterloo".
The Curse of Davros

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Notes Edit

  • This is the second audio drama released in the main range to feature the Duke of Wellington as a character. The first was Other Lives in December 2005 in which he was played by Ron Moody. He does not actually meet the Doctor in either story.
  • This is the first audio drama released in the main range to feature Davros since Terror Firma in August 2005 and the first overall since Masters of War in December 2008.
  • With this audio drama, Colin Baker becomes the sixth actor to portray Davros. Coincidentally, he has played the sixth incarnation of the Doctor since 1984.
  • This audio drama was recorded on 6 and 7 June 2011.

Continuity Edit

External links Edit

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