In their quest to gain control of the Solar System, the Daleks have taken posession of the Time Destructor, a weapon which threatens the safety of all who stand in their way. As they head up an alliance of alien races bent on destroying the human race, in their midst is none other than the treacherous Guardian of the Solar System, Mavic Chen.
A dangerous chase ensues across volcanos, jungles, deserts, and futuristic cities, as the Doctor and his companions struggle to prevent the Daleks' plans coming to fruition. The stakes are high, and for the first time in the programme's history the lives of two TARDIS travellers are lost....
Peter Purves (who played Steven in the story) narrates these thirteen episodes, only two of which survive in the television archives. Included is the special 'teaser', Mission To The Unknown, which was transmitted some weeks before the master plan itself was unleashed.
This story marks the first appearance, here playing space agent Bret Vyon, of Nicholas Courtney, who would later create the recurring role of Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart. Jean Marsh and Adrienne Hill also star as companions Sara Kingdom and Katarina.
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The most epic Doctor Who storyline every produced but sadly lost. Thankfully, here we have cast member Peter Purves providing an unintrusive commentary on an excellent quality recording of the lost shows' soundtrack.
An epic 13 episodes long, it manages to thrill, amuse and delight throughout with twists, turns and even a comic Christmas episode part way through. If you're a true fan, you need to hear this.
Being too young to of seen this televised gem (1 week old) i have always wondered what it played out like back then, so i got the book and devoured every printed word. Now available to me in all its audio glory from Audible i sat and listened to this epic adventure..
What a masterpiece of vintage Dr Who even including the Doctor-lite episode 'Misson to the Unknown' aired on my date of birth which sets up the grand plan of the daleks in their quest for universal domination. Bare in mind the tale is 12 episodes long at 25 minutes a piece so i would advise short chunks then comeback to it when time is available to you.
Overall a thrilling adventure that grips you till the devastating outcome and loss of companions are felt. This is Dr who at its famous best. 10/10
So you're thinking of downloading Dr Who: The Dalek's Master Plan. First, ask yourself this very important question:
Are you a Dr Who maniac who loves all things DW no matter how naff and is fascinated by the 60's stories that are only availible as sound tracks due to the infamous BBC archiving policies?
If the answer is 'no' please walk away right now.
There is a lot wrong with this product and not much right with it.
Let's start with the good things:
You get a lot for your money
It's interesting to hear the 'lost' TV stories
er.... it's got daleks in it.
Now for the not so good:
The story provides a new definition of incoherency. It's very very long. It goes on mayor detours (the best of which being the Christmas episode, also one of the worst episodes of all time according to fan sites).
The naration lacks any kind of enthusiasm or pathos, sounding instead like a retired Blue Peter presenter sat in a small room.
It's reallly quite boring, quite often.
This one is for Dr Who completeists only I'm affraid!
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