An artificial planet has been destroying spacecraft and poses a potential threat to Earth's solar system, under-defended after two centuries of peace with the Daleks. Planetary representatives meet with the Dalek Emperor, who proposes that the Daleks be rearmed so they can defeat the rogue planet. The representative named Brit Sovard urges them not to create a new danger to stop another danger, but he is outvoted.
Jay and Gregg are among the humans who rearm the Daleks from the space vault orbiting Skaro where the Dalek weaponry has been stored. They accompany the Emperor in his ship as the Dalek fleet encounters the planet. The Daleks study the planet, find a weakness, and destroy it. Then the Emperor tells Jay and Gregg to warn Earth and the other planets that they will be conquered by the rearmed Daleks.
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- Sovard is an anagram of Davros.
- This story was adapted into an unofficial 16-minute audio drama by Magic Bullet Productions which given away free with issue 3 of the fanzine Vworp Vworp! in March 2017. The characters of Jay and Gregg were replaced by a single female character named Esra Valdis, and David Graham returned to voice the Daleks, including the Golden Emperor.
- The Daleks will find that the Mechanical Planet came from Mechanus, homeworld of the Mechonoids. (COMIC: The World That Waits)