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Classic Who S17 • Serial 1 · (4 episodes)

Destiny of the Daleks

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First aired Saturday, September 1, 1979
Production Code 5J
Written by Terry Nation
Directed by Ken Grieve
Runtime 100 minutes
Time Travel Future
Tropes: (Potential Spoilers!) Robots Spaceship
Inventory: (Potential Spoilers!) Sonic Screwdriver
Locations Skaro
Synopsis

The Doctor and a newly regenerated Romana arrive on Skaro to find that the Daleks are using explosive charges and a group of humanoid slave workers to mine the planet in search of their creator, Davros. A stalemate has arisen in an interplanetary war that the Daleks are waging against the robotic Movellans, and their hope is that Davros will be able to give them the edge.

4 Episodes:

First aired Saturday, September 1, 1979
Runtime 25 minutes
Written by Terry Nation
Directed by Ken Grieve
UK Viewers 13 million
Appreciation Index 67

Synopsis

Skaro, the Dalek homeworld, some time in the future. The TARDIS lands in the irradiated ruins of the old Kaled city and something is moving underneath the wasted surface of the planet…

First aired Saturday, September 8, 1979
Runtime 25 minutes
Written by Terry Nation
Directed by Ken Grieve
UK Viewers 12.7 million

Synopsis

Romana has been captured by the Daleks, the Doctor is the guest of the Movellans. The Daleks are drilling deep into Skaro for something and the Doctor has an awful suspicion about their objective…

First aired Saturday, September 15, 1979
Runtime 25 minutes
Written by Terry Nation
Directed by Ken Grieve
UK Viewers 13.8 million
Appreciation Index 63

Synopsis

The Daleks have awoken Davros in the heart of Skaro. Only the Doctor and the Movellans stand between them and their objective. But are the Movellans really on the Doctor's side?

First aired Saturday, September 22, 1979
Runtime 25 minutes
Written by Terry Nation
Directed by Ken Grieve
UK Viewers 14.4 million
Appreciation Index 64

Synopsis

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Also featuring:

K9 Mark II  Romana  Movellans