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The Dalek Empire II  

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The Apocalypse Element
(Stephen Cole)


 The Daleks appear again in August 2000's "The Apocalypse Element". Written by Stephen Cole and directed by Nicholas Briggs it is the second in the series of the "Dalek Empire" stories. It was recorded on the 26th and 27th February 2000 and is another Sixth Doctor story with Maggie Stables as Evelyn Smythe. This story also stars Lalla Ward reprising her role as the 2nd Romana who has (in a tie in with both Virgin and BBC's Doctor Who novel series) become the Lord President of the High Council of Gallifrey!

 Michael Wade (the Interim President), Anthony Keetch (Vansell) and Andrew Fettes (Reldath) will be reprising their roles as Timelords from "The Sirens of Time". Also starring are: Karen Henson, James Campbell, Andrea Newland, Toby Longworth and Alistair Lock. Director Nicholas Briggs can also be heard supplying some of the Dalek voices.

Romana

Romana

 Twenty years ago an expedition made up of representatives from a number of worlds, including the newly inaugurated President of Gallifrey Lady Romana, disappeared on the planet Etra Prime. The Doctor finds himself drawn to another planet, Archetryx, where a delegation from the many planets who have time travel capabilities, including the Monan Host and representatives from Gallifrey, have come together to investigate why many of the dead bodies from Etra Prime have materialised there. It soon becomes evident that Etra Prime is being used as a weapon to destroy Archetryx. But why and by whom? And just why has the incumbent President of the High Council of the Time Lords allowed a Dalek Task Force to land on Gallifrey?

 The Doctor, in his attempt to rescue his past companion and to reveal the truth, discovers that some of his old enemies are closer then he thinks. However, it is only when he realises the huge scale of the Dalek's plan that he really gets concerned and it is not long before the whole universe is under threat and that Gallifrey, the home planet of Time Lords, is at the epicentre of all the chaos.

 With Evelyn becoming the key to Gallifrey's survival The Doctor and Romana are forced into a final confrontation with the ruthless Daleks who are so caught up in their quest to conquer the universe that they are quit happy for it go up in flames...

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Notes:
  • Featuring the Sixth Doctor, Evelyn Smythe and 2nd Romana.
  • This story includes the Daleks.
  • Serial Number: 7C/C
  • Number of Episodes: 4
  • Cover Length: 120 minutes
  • Episode Lengths: 1 = 31'41", 2 = 35'54", 3 = 35'58", 4 = 34'00"
  • This story takes place between "The Trial of a Time Lord" and "Time and the Rani".
  • Second story in the "Dalek Empire" series.
  • Cover Illustration: Clayton Hickman
  • Recorded: 26th and 27th February 2000
  • Recording Location: NU Groove Studios
  • Released: August 2000

On the Back Cover:

 When the planet Archetryx is threatened by a Dalek assault squad, The Doctor and Evelyn become embroiled in an ever-deepening mystery. What has become of President Romana, missing for twenty years? What lurks in the vast gravity wells of Archetryx? What is the secret of the ancient element the Daleks are synthesising - and how does Gallifrey feature in their plans?

 The Doctor finds that if his oldest enemies cannot conquer the universe they will watch it go up in flames...
 

On the Inside Cover:

 Objectively, it seems daft that conversationless monsters should be considered such a privilege to write for. But objectivity has no place when it comes to Daleks. They are about childhood terror and excitement, and shall always be potent symbols for all that is nasty about the universe, studies in pure, faceless hatred. And, of course, their evil defines all that is good in that greatest of heroes, The Doctor. It really was a privilege to write Daleks as dangerous and unpleasant as I always wanted them to be.

 For pure hatred with many faces, picture the Big Finish team glaring at me on the chilly weekend of recording. I had landed upon them the largest cast and probably the longest script they'd dealt with to date. Still, the work proceeded quickly with a top cast, led by Colin Baker, Maggie Stables and Lalla Ward making it the most Elementary of Apocalypses.
Steve Cole,
March 2000
 

Full Cast List:

Part One
The Doctor Colin Baker
Evelyn Smythe Maggie Stables
Romana Lalla Ward
Monitor Trinkett Karen Henson
Assistant Monitor Ensac James Campbell
Commander Vorna Andrea Newland
Coordinator Vansell Anthony Keetch
Monan Host Toby Longworth
The President Michael Wade
Dalek Voices Alistair Lock and
Nicholas Briggs
 
Part Two
The Doctor Colin Baker
Evelyn Smythe Maggie Stables
Romana Lalla Ward
Monitor Trinkett Karen Henson
Vrint Andrew Fettes
The President Michael Wade
Coordinator Vansell Anthony Keetch
Commander Vorna Andrea Newland
Monan Host Toby Longworth
Dalek Voices Alistair Lock and
Nicholas Briggs
 
Part Three
The Doctor Colin Baker
Evelyn Smythe Maggie Stables
Romana Lalla Ward
The President Michael Wade
Coordinator Vansell Anthony Keetch
Dalek Voices Alistair Lock and
Nicholas Briggs
Monitor Trinkett Karen Henson
Captain Reldath Andrew Fettes
 
Part Four
The Doctor Colin Baker
Evelyn Smythe Maggie Stables
Romana Lalla Ward
The President Michael Wade
Dalek Voices Alistair Lock and
Nicholas Briggs
Coordinator Vansell Anthony Keetch
Captain Reldath Andrew Fettes
Monitor Trinkett Karen Henson

The Production Team:

Writer Stephen Cole
Director Nicholas Briggs
Sound/Music Nicholas Briggs
Theme Music Mark Ayres
Producers Gary Russell and
Jason Haigh-Ellery
Executive Producer for the BBC Jaqueline Rayner
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