The Doctor and Peri arrive on the planet Necros to attend the funeral of scientist Professor Athur Stengos, only to discover Davros, the creator of the Daleks, has become "The Great Healer" who runs Tranquil Repose, a facility where the terminally ill are kept in suspended animation until a cure is found. They learn Davros has been turning all those in suspended animation into Daleks that are loyal to himself while making food from their dead bodies.
Did You Know?
Writer Eric Saward
kept the Doctor to a minimum in this story, instead writing extensively for the supporting characters. He later revealed in interviews that he thought Colin Baker
had been miscast as the Doctor. Pip Baker
and Jane Baker
later commented that Saward's treatment of the Doctor in this story was a sign of how all was not well behind the scenes on Doctor Who at the time. See more
When Natasha fires her laser pistol at the Stengos mutant, she doesn't hold it steady (while the post-production laser effect remains steady as a rock, and clearly not emitting from the muzzle of the pistol). See more
Be seated, gentlemen.
We prefer to stand.
Of course. How foolish. As men of action, you must be like coiled springs - alert, ready to pounce.
Nothing so romantic. I have an artificial leg with a faulty hydraulic valve. When seated the valve is inclined to jam.
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