Day 14 – ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2022

Hello everyone! 🙂

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

It’s Day 14 of ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2022.

How will Tom Baker’s Doctor cope when Davros asks him questions in ‘Genesis of the Daleks’?

It was tense when the Doctor was being interrogated by Davros about the Daleks in the future and was being forced to reveal all on how the Daleks made mistakes in their campaigns. Without seeing the Davros stories after this as well as hearing the ‘I, Davros’ series, you can tell Davros is totally mad. 😐

One wonders why Davros would be driven to create the Daleks like that in his own image, especially when they’re without remorse and pity, and when they end up becoming horrific mutations inside metallic casings. One also wonders why Davros would want them to always win and exterminate.

I suppose in Davros’ mind, what we think is evil…is actually good to him. He even proclaims that to the Doctor in ‘Part Five’ of the story, especially in his antisemitic way. Things heat up when Davros demands the Doctor to tell him what he wants to know and the Doctor shouts aloud, “NO, I WILL NOT!”

It gets scarier when Sarah Jane and Harry are put in machines to have their torments elevated when Davros is making the Doctor tell him what he wants to know. I’m reminded of Janet Fielding’s reaction in the ‘Behind the Sofa’ item of this story to Davros when he becomes pretty hyperactive. 😀

It must have been pretty scary for kids to watch Davros ranting away like a Dalek and saying, “You will tell me! YOU WILL TELL ME!!! YOU WILL TELL ME!!!” I’m sure it must have been a pretty compelling moment to witness when ‘Part Four’ of ‘Genesis’ was being shown on TV in March 1975.

Thanks for watching and reading!

Check out what Day 14 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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