The TARDIS arrives in London in November 1963, where the Doctor and Ace discover that two rival factions of Daleks - one loyal to the Dalek Emperor and one to the Dalek Supreme - are seeking the Hand of Omega, a powerful Time Lord device that the first Doctor hid there during an earlier sojourn on Earth.
The Daleks are focusing their search around Coal Hill School - the school that the Doctor's grand-daughter Susan attended - while a military unit led by Group Captain Gilmore is attempting to resist their incursions.
The Doctor tries to keep Gilmore and his team out of harm's way while the two Dalek factions battle each other for control of the Hand. The imperial Daleks eventually overpower those led by the Dalek Supreme and capture the device.
The Dalek Emperor is revealed to be Davros, now with only the last vestiges of his humanoid form remaining. The Doctor begs him not to use the Hand, but is ignored. However, this is just the final ruse in a complex trap laid by the Time Lord to defeat his old adversaries.
The Hand vaporises the creatures' home planet, Skaro, by turning its sun into a supernova, and then returns to destroy their forces orbiting Earth. The Doctor confronts the Dalek Supreme and causes it to self-destruct by convincing it that it is the sole surviving member of its race.
A remastered version of Remembrance of the Daleks was released on Region 2 in November 2007, as part of The Complete Davros Collection. It includes the effects that were mistakenly left out and songs by The Beatles that weren't clearable for the original release but subsequently fall under a blanket music licensing agreement for the U.K. Two new extra features cover different aspects of the story. "Back to School" covers the making of the story while "Remembrances" talks about the relationship to other stories in the shows history that are referenced. There is also a newly remastered stereo and 5.1 surround sound mix, but there is an error on this omitting "Yes Sir" said by Sergeant Mike Smith in response to Group Captain Gilmore's order. This happens about 9 minutes and 34 seconds into episode 1.
The full line-up of extras for the 'Remembrance of the Daleks' disc is thus:
[*]Dolby Digital 5.1 re-mix by Mark Ayres.
[*]The original commentary with actors Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred from 2000 is re-used.
Steve Broster has produced two new documentaries for this version:
[*]Back to School (dur. 32' 38") - cast and crew talk about the making of the story accompanied by rare behind-the-scenes material. With actors Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, Simon Williams and Karen Gledhill, writer Ben Aaronovitch, script editor Andrew Cartmel, director Andrew Morgan and journalists Moray Laing and Paul Lang.
[*]Remembrances (dur. 15' 14") - cast and crew talk about the influences and references to other Doctor Who adventures that are spread throughout the story.
[*]The original Extended and Deleted Scenes package (dur. 12' 24") has been supplemented by brand-new introductions to each scene from Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred.
[*]Outtakes (dur. 4' 12") - bloopers and gaffs from the recording of the story.
[*]Multi-Angle Sequences (dur. 1' 03" and 0' 47") - allows the viewer to watch Ace's escape from the Chemistry lab and the Daleks blowing up the large gates from one of two camera angles. Via a menu, the viewer should be allowed to choose which angle of each scene to start on, but should be free to use the 'Angle' button on their remote to change the view at will during play. This is a feature that was never implemented as intended on the 2000 release.
[*]Trails and Continuity (dur. 4' 58") - BBC1 trails and continuity announcements from the story's transmission, in this extended package.
[*]Photo Gallery (dur. 8' 36") - production, design and publicity photos from the story, heavily expanded and packaged into our now standard video sequence format.
[*]Isolated Music - gives the viewer the option to watch the story with the clean music track.
[*]Radio Times Listings in Adobe PDF format for viewing on PC or Mac.
[*]Subtitle Production Notes.
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