Day 13 – ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2022

Hello everyone! 🙂

Welcome to ‘Bradley’s Basement’ blog and I’m Tim Bradley!

It’s Day 13 of ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2022.

Let’s see how the Time Lords assign a mission to the Fourth Doctor in ‘Genesis of the Daleks’. 🙂

Revisiting the above YouTube clip brings back happy memories for me of when I first saw ‘Genesis of the Daleks’ on DVD for Christmas back in 2006. It was intriguing to revisit the Doctor’s conversation with the Time Lord who assigns him the mission of averting the Daleks’ creation on the planet Skaro.

At that time, I didn’t know anything about Jon Pertwee’s Doctor’s exile on the planet Earth during his first three seasons of ‘Doctor Who’. I also didn’t know about Patrick Troughton’s Doctor’s trial in the final episode of ‘The War Games’. The Doctor’s relationship with the Time Lords is intriguing here. 🙂

The Doctor is allowed free travel throughout time and space in his TARDIS, only to do occasional tasks for the Time Lords when required. It’s fascinating how the Time Lords foresee a time when the Daleks ‘will have destroyed all other life-forms and become the dominant species in the universe’. 😐

This ‘Doctor Who’ story is a precursor to the Time War where the Time Lords and the Daleks are in conflict with each other. It was intriguing to see the Fourth Doctor being given a time ring by the Time Lords in order to leave Skaro when his mission to avert the Daleks’ creation has been completed.

The Eighth Doctor would be given a time ring by the Time Lords in the audio story ‘Human Resources’, which has the Cybermen in it. Rewatching the video clip also put me in mind of the alternative ‘Genesis’ story I wrote, featuring the Fifth Doctor, Nyssa and Billy called ‘Psychic Image’. 🙂

Thanks for watching and reading!

Check out what Day 13 of my ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendars for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 were about!

Bye for now!

Tim 🙂

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