Post by George Avalos
As I've been saying, 19 out of 5.
The coolest thing about the concept of this episode is this little
exchange from the first time we ever saw Davros, back in "Genesis of the
Doctor: "Davros, if you had created a virus in your laboratory.
Something contagious and infectious that killed on contact.
A virus that would destroy all other forms of life... would
you allow its use?"
Davros: "It is an interesting conjecture."
Doctor: "Would you do it?"
Davros: "The only living thing... the microscopic organism... reigning
supreme... A fascinating idea."
Doctor: "But would you do it?"
Davros: "Yes. Yes! To hold in my hand, a capsule that contained such power.
To know that life and death on such a scale was my choice. To know
that the tiny pressure on my thumb, enough to break the glass,
would end everything. Yes. I would do it. That power would set me
up above the gods. And through the Daleks I shall have that power!"
If you think that even the daleks wouldn't destroy the universe ... think
again. This batshit insane guy is the wind beneath their wings. *
P.S. That little exchange was what actually hooked me on Doctor Who, way
back when. The original actor completely sold it - totally riveting.
The actor on the new series did just as well.
* PV something like badgers--something like lizards--and something