Series 1 Episode 6
Beneath the Salt Plains of Utah, billionaire collector Henry Van Statten holds the last relic of an alien race. When the Doctor and Rose investigate, they discover that the Time Lord's oldest, and most deadly, enemy is about to break free...
Script Extract

DALEK The Doctor?

CHUNK! Lights slam on - revealing a DALEK. This is an old, war-torn creature. Casing cracked, some flanks peeled back; it's been experimented upon. No sign of the alien inside, just flashes of a strange alien circuity. Taut chains and wires and tubes hold the body in position. But for all that, it's still armed, and its gun is pointing right at the Doctor.

DALEK Exterminate! Exterminate! EXTERMINATE!

And the Doctor runs for the door -

Let me out!

  • This episode marks the first appearance of a Dalek in the new series of Doctor Who.
  • This episode was originally called 'Creature of Lies', and in the inital story, Henry van Statten was instead called Mr Duchesne, and Adam was his son.
Memorable Quotes
  • Dalek: I am a soldier. I was bred to receive orders.
    The Doctor: You won't be getting any. Not ever.
    Dalek: I demand orders!
  • The Doctor: It must have fallen through time. The only survivor.
    Goddard: Of what? You talked about a war?
    The Doctor: The Time War. The final battle between my people and the Dalek race.
    Van Statten: But you survived too.
    The Doctor: Not by choice.
  • Adam: Great big alien death machine. Defeated by a flight of stairs!
  • Rose: The Dalek survived. Maybe some of your people did too.
    The Doctor: I'd know. In here. Feels like there's no one.
  • The Doctor: So much for intelligence. You're just a soldier with no commands.
    Dalek: Then I shall follow the Primary Order. The Dalek Instinct. To destroy. To conquer!
  • Dalek: The Daleks survive in me!
  • Rose: See you then, Doctor. It wasn't your fault. Remember that, okay, it wasn't your fault. And do you know what? I wouldn't have missed it for the world.
  • Rose: They're all dead because of you!
    Dalek: They are dead because of us.
Series 1 Volume 2 DVD DVD
Doctor Who Series 1, Volume 2

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