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{{Infobox Story
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|image = The Curse of Davros cover.jpg
|audiobook name = The Curse of Davros
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|range = Main Range
|image = [[file:156_The_Curse_of_Davros.png|250px]]
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|number in range = 156
|series = [[Big Finish Doctor Who audio stories]]
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|series = ''[[Main Range]]''
 
|number = 156
 
|number = 156
|doctor = [[Sixth Doctor]]
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|doctor = Sixth Doctor
|companions = [[Flip Jackson]]
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|companions = [[Flip Jackson|Flip]]
|enemy = [[Davros]], [[Daleks]]
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|enemy = [[Davros]], [[Dalek]]s, [[Napoléon Bonaparte]]
|setting =
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|setting = {{il|[[London]], [[2012]]|[[Waterloo]], [[18 June]] [[1815]]}}
 
|writer = [[Jonathan Morris]]
 
|writer = [[Jonathan Morris]]
|publisher = [[Big Finish Productions]]
 
|release date = [[January]] [[2012]]
 
|format = 2 CDs, 4 parts
 
|next story =
 
|previous story = [[Army of Death]]
 
|next story = [[The Fourth Wall]]
 
 
|director = [[Nicholas Briggs]]
 
|director = [[Nicholas Briggs]]
|production code = 7C/NAA
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|music= [[Wilfredo Acosta]]
|isbn = ISBN 978-1-84435-604-1
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|sound= [[Wilfredo Acosta]]
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|cover = [[Simon Holub]]
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|publisher = Big Finish Productions
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|release date = [[January (releases)|January]] [[2012 (releases)|2012]]
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|format = 2 CDs, 4 parts
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|next =The Fourth Wall (audio story)|The Fourth Wall (audio story)
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|prev = Army of Death (audio story)|Army of Death (audio story)
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|production code = 7C/NAA
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|isbn = ISBN 978-1-84435-604-1|producer = [[David Richardson]]}}
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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]].
   
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== Publishers summary ==
'''''The Curse of Davros''''' is the first story in the [[2012]] [[Sixth Doctor]] audio trilogy.
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It's been a year since Philippa "Flip" Jackson found herself transported by Tube train to battle [[robot]] [[mosquito]]es on a bizarre alien [[planet]] in the company of a [[Time Lord]] known only as "the Doctor".
==Publishers summary==
 
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!
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[[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 [[Dalek]]s, 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...
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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]]...
   
==Cast==
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== Plot ==
*[[Sixth Doctor|The Doctor]] - [[Colin Baker]]
 
*[[Flip Jackson]] - [[Lisa Greenwood]]
 
*[[Davros]] - [[Terry Molloy]]
 
*Jared - [[Ashley Kumar]]
 
*[[Napoleon Bonaparte]] - [[Jonathan Owen]]
 
*Captain Pascal - [[Rhys Jennings]]
 
*Duke of Wellington - [[Granville Saxton]]
 
*Marshal Ney - [[Robert Portal]]
 
*Captain Dickson - [[Christian Patterson]]
 
*The Daleks - [[Nicholas Briggs]]
 
==references==
 
 
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==Notes==
 
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==Continuity==
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== Cast ==
*The [[Second Doctor]] was also present at the [[Battle of Waterloo]] on [[18 June]] [[1815]]. In the course of the same adventure, he had had extensive contact with both Napoleon and the Duke of Wellington. ([[PDA]]: ''[[World Game]]'') During his [[Eighth Doctor|eighth incarnation]], his companion [[Charlotte Pollard|Charley Pollard]] would later befriend the elderly Duke at the British Exhibition in [[1851]]. ([[BFA]]: ''[[Other Lives]]'')
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* [[Sixth Doctor|The Doctor]] - [[Colin Baker]]
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* [[Flip Jackson]] - [[Lisa Greenwood]]
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* [[Davros]] - [[Terry Molloy]]
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* [[Jared Ramon]] - [[Ashley Kumar]]
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* [[Napoléon Bonaparte]] - [[Jonathan Owen]]
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* [[Pascal|Captain Pascal]] - [[Rhys Jennings]]
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* [[Arthur Wellesley|The Duke of Wellington]] - [[Granville Saxton]]
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* [[Ney|Marshal Ney]] - [[Robert Portal]]
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* [[Dickson|Captain Dickson]] - [[Christian Patterson]]
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* [[Dalek|The Daleks]] - [[Nicholas Briggs]]
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== References ==
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=== Cultural references from the real world ===
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* On visiting the battlefield at Waterloo, Jared is reminded of the strategy-based video game franchise ''[[Command & Conquer]]''.
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=== Daleks ===
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* Davros' [[Kaled]] brain patterns are similar to those of a Dalek.
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=== Individuals ===
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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]]".
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[[File:The Curse of Davros.jpg|thumb|Textless cover art]]
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== Notes ==
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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.
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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.
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* 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.
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* This audio drama was recorded on [[6 June (production)|6]] and [[7 June (production)|7 June]] 2011.
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== Continuity ==
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* 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.
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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]]'')
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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]]'')
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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]]'').
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* The Doctor asks Davros if he was "expecting someone else." ([[TV]]: ''[[The Caves of Androzani (TV story)|The Caves of Androzani]]'')
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* [[Napoleon Bonaparte]] is described as having "a genius for war". ([[TV]]: ''[[The Daleks' Master Plan (TV story)|The Daleks' Master Plan]]'')
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* 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]]'')
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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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== External links ==
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==Timeline==
 
*This story is set after
 
*This story is set before [[BFA]]: ''[[The Fourth Wall]]''
 
   
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Revision as of 17:27, January 5, 2020

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

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

to be added

Cast

References

Cultural references from the real world

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

Daleks

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

Individuals

  • 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

Textless cover art

Notes

  • 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

External links

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