- You may be looking for the audio story of the same name.
We are the Daleks! was a short story original to the 1973 Doctor Who Special. Eight years after Genesis of Evil and two years before Genesis of the Daleks, it saw Dalek creator Terry Nation giving yet another possible account of the Daleks' origin which has little in common with any other version of Dalek history. The story depicted Ameron as the Daleks' home planet, rather than the familiar Skaro, and revolved around the revelation that the Daleks evolved from humans artificially transplanted to the planet by the Halldons as part of an experiment (hence the title).
The Doctor discovers on the inhospitable and hostile terrain of Ollendorf 2 the remains of a Dalek and, in a cave, two human skeletons which have lain there for centuries. He wonders what brought the two men to this world. An account follows, told by space geologist Joel Kendon, describing the Halldon scientists' experiment. In it they transplanted primitive humans to the planet Ameron. The scientists artificially accelerated the humans evolution and in so doing created the Daleks.
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Story notes Edit
- Neither the Doctor nor his companions (who remain in the TARDIS) are identified in this story.
- This was the first Doctor Who short story to be published in Radio Times. The next and currently last would be Birth of a Renegade; however, Radio Times have gone on to publish Doctor Who comic strip stories.
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