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December 14th, 2010 13 comments

Doctor Who: Vintage Genesis of the Daleks CD

cd-genesisdaleksDoctor Who: Vintage BBC Genesis of the Daleks CD

Due for release on 03 February 2011

A fascimile CD reissue of the original 1979 LP, starring Tom Baker as the Doctor.

In this exciting narrated soundtrack, taken from the TV serial of the same name, the Doctor, Sarah (Elisabeth Sladen) and Harry (Ian Marter) face the crazed scientist Davros (Michael Wisher) and his fledgling army of Daleks.

Their mission is to prevent the Daleks’ development – but will it succeed? This release features a vinyl-look CD, plus original artwork and sleeve notes.

From The original LP…

Genesis Of The Daleks

“Daleks…! Wherever I have travelled in time and space I have met no deadlier adversary. Their single-minded destructive instinct has terrorised more peoples on more planets than I have time to mention.

As the Tardis was impelled back towards the 20th Century, I did not know that I was about to embark on my most dangerous mission… to find the Daleks and avert their creation for ever!”

The Story

Doctor Who, with his travelling companions, Sarah and Harry, has landed on a desolate planet called Skaro. As he surveys the barren landscape, a Time Lord appears and tells him that he has been brought there to try and avert the creation of the Daleks, and thus prevent them from becoming the dominant creature in the Universe. He gives the Doctor a time ring to return him to the Tardis when the mission is accomplished.

On the planet a long-drawn out war is taking place between the Thais and the Kaleds, who each live in cities shielded from enemy attack by protective domes. The Doctor and Harry are captured by the latter, whose great scientist, Davros, aware that chemical warfare will cause his race to mutate into a quite different form, is creating a new species – the Dalek – through which he hopes to gain total power.

Sarah, in turn, is captured first by some of the genetic aberrations, the Mutos, who live in the wasteland outside the rival cities, and then by Thai soldiers who take her to their city where a rocket is being built ready for a final attack on the Kaleds. Aware that the Doctor and the Kaled government are plotting to stop the Daleks, Davros gives the Thais the chemical formula needed to penetrate the Kaled dome.

He tortures Doctor Who to find out the reasons for the Daleks’ failure in the future, but the Doctor escapes and manages to stop the Dalek incubation process though, he thinks, perhaps only temporarily. The Thai attack is successful and, with the Kaleds wiped out, Davros is left alone in a sealed bunker surrounded by Daleks who now refuse to obey his commands…!

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13 comments

  • James Paul

    January 13th, 2013 - 10:26am

    Please rerelease Genesis of the Daleks television soundtrack in episodic and unedited form it is not good having only bits of the story.

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  • McGann is the Doctor.

    February 12th, 2011 - 9:27pm

    Never mind hte DVD lads ! Two diffrent things, the CD was read by Tom Baker and I actually enjoyd following the story on the CD alot more, because the audio aloows you to imagine the story, it engages the viewer alot more, IMO. Not only that, but there arent any limitations of a low budget or a wonky set when you’re feeling the story throug hyour mind rahter than through the TV screen. I would know, ever read a Dr Who novelisation? 😯

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  • Dot

    January 30th, 2011 - 5:43pm

    I have the ‘Genesis of the Daleks’ on DVD, had this on Record and cassette tape once. Though i have the DVD, I shall definately buy this ‘Genesis’ C.D. I too have always loved the art work. Reason for getting this? well it’s true what Joyce Grenfell said once, twins were asked ”which do you prefere radio or t.v. and one of the twins said ”radio, because you see the pictures more clearly”. nice thing to put on if your doing your house work etc.

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  • Dot

    January 30th, 2011 - 5:39pm

    I have the ‘Genesis of the Daleks’ on DVD, had this on Record and cassette tape once. Though i have the DVD, I shall definately buy this ‘Genesis’ C.D. I too have always loved the art work, aren’t the first two Daleks on the cover from ‘Planet of the Daleks’? think they are aren’t they. Reason for getting this? well it’s true what Joyce Grenfell said once, twins were asked ”which do you prefere radio or t.v. and one of the twins said ”radio, because you see the pictures more clearly”. nice thing to put on if your doing your…

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  • ross campbell

    December 17th, 2010 - 5:19pm

    This is my fave DW story

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  • James

    December 16th, 2010 - 9:27pm

    I still have the LP… but I have an earlier release of the cd now though. My favourite Doctor Who story 🙂

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  • weirdo

    December 16th, 2010 - 9:48am

    why get this when you can see what’s happening on dvd you should release stories that arent on dvd yet on cd

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    • James Paul

      January 13th, 2013 - 10:28am

      I say it would be ace to release every DOctor Who on audio as a television soundtrack with narration.

  • C@A

    December 15th, 2010 - 9:00pm

    Looks brilliant! Definetly getting this!

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  • omega

    December 15th, 2010 - 6:46am

    Davros rules! 4th comment

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  • The Pandorica

    December 14th, 2010 - 8:05pm

    That artwork is brilliant!

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  • superdalek

    December 14th, 2010 - 4:25pm

    I have Gennisis of the Daleks on DVD so I’m not really botherd. 😎

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  • pupbenny

    December 14th, 2010 - 2:35pm

    Nice ! I think it looks good! I’ve already got the episode on DVD. And 1st comment!

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