The Juggernauts
The Juggernauts

Cast

Colin Baker (the Doctor), Bonnie Langford (Mel), Terry Molloy (Davros), Bindya Solanki (Sonali), Klaus White (Geoff), Peter Forbe (Kryson), Paul Grunert (Brauer), Julia Houghton (Loewen), Nicholas Briggs (Dalek/ Mechonoid Voices)

Synopsis

Within a small mining colony on the dark and distant planet of Lethe, events are occurring the results of which could dramatically affect things on a universal scale. For within the dingy corridors of the artificial biosphere, the lone survivor of a devastating crash has expertly wormed his way into the lives of the colony¹s personnel.

A scientist known as Davros.

Separated from one another across space and time, the Doctor and Mel find themselves in very different predicaments: Mel has been employed on Lethe, while the Doctor has been imprisoned aboard an alien spacecraft. Both situations are inexorably linked, however, and at the apex of the two sits Davros and the terrifying possibility of a new threat even more powerful than the Daleks!

Rescuing Mel and stopping Davros should be the Doctor¹s primary goals, but could it be that this time, Mel does not wish to be rescued? And might Davros actually be working on something for the benefit of the civilised galaxies?

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Notes

  • The Juggernauts was the sixty-fifth monthly Doctor Who audio story produced by Big Finish Productions
  • According to Mel, the Doctor is approximately 900 years old. She tells Geoff that he does not look a day older than 45.
  • Professor Vasso is, in actuality, Davros.
  • The ship carrying Davros to Skaro was attacked in the Beta Orianus system and was presumed to have destroyed with all hands. However, the Daleks later discovered that it crashed on Lethe and Davros survived. After adopting the identity of Professor Vasso, Davros claimed that his physical status as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.
  • Mel refers to George Orwell and quotes “Big Brother is Watching You” from his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.
  • The Doctor refers to the Seven Dwarfs from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.Davros has built a mechanical right hand for himself after his original one was destroyed by Bostock on Necros. (Revelation of the Daleks, The Stolen Earth / Journey’s End)
  • Davros refers to the various times that the Daleks betrayed him and attempted to exterminate him, only to later seek his assistance. (Genesis of the Daleks, Destiny of the Daleks, Resurrection of the Daleks)
  • The Doctor tells Davros that he previously encountered the Mechonoids on their native planet Mechanus during his first incarnation. (The Chase)
  • The Doctor reminds Davros that their previous attempt to work together was a disaster. (Davros)

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