- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 29 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: June 6, 2006
- Originally Released: 1975
- Label: BBC Warner
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Side - Dual Layer
- Additional Release Material:
- Alternate Scenes: Deleted Scenes
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In this two-episode installment of the long-running British sci-fi franchise, the sixth manifestation of Doctor Who (Colin Baker) and his companion, Perri (Nicola Bryant), travel to the planet Necros where the Tranquil Repose facility cryogenically freezes the deceased until medical advances are made that can bring them back to life. The dead even have their own DJ who pipes in the latest music and news from the galaxy so they can stay up to date. However, it soon becomes clear that something is rotten in the state of Necros: namely, the "Great Healer" of Tranquil Repose is actually the nefarious Devros, the original creator of the great galactic menace, the Daleks. It turns out that Devros has been using the brains of the deceased to manufacture a new army of Daleks, but his plan goes awry with the arrival of the doctor, an honorable assassin, and some of the original Daleks. Filled with oddball humor and outlandish sci-fi settings, this DOCTOR WHO adventure (though coming at a low point in the series history) is a campy classic (inspired, amazingly, by Evelyn Waugh's THE LOVED ONE).
Description by Warner Home Video:
Doctor Who: Ep.143 - Revelation of the Daleks
The TARDIS takes the Doctor and Peri to the planet Necros, where the Doctor plans to visit his old friend Professor Arthur Stengos. But after an encounter with the Great Healer, Stengos is not quite the man the Doctor once knew. The Great Healer works in the catacombs beneath Tranquil Repose, the galactically-famous final resting place for the dead and the not-quite-yet-dead. In the upper chambers the busy workers prepare the deceased for their final burial, while deep below the Great Healer is using their bodies for a sinister project of his own. For the Great Healer is also known by another name - Davros, creator of the Daleks, who's using the bodies to build himself a brand new Dalek army. The Doctor attempts to stop Davros while Stengos' daughter searches for her missing father and the local DJ uses rock 'n' roll music as a defense against the Daleks. Many are searching for Davros, but the evil scientist has a plan that will eradicate all opposition and enable him to lead his Daleks on a new mission of universal conquest... This stylish adventure with its uniquely dark humor was first broadcast 23-30 March 1985.