Each year, Doctor Who takes a moment to renew interest in its viewers with a surprise trailer featuring glimpses of what is to come. Last year we got the return of The Master… this year looks like a veritable Holiday gift for fans consisting of the Daleks, Rose… and Davros??
Last seen in the Classic Doctor Who series story ‘Remembrance of the Daleks,’ Davros was created by writer Terry Nation as a more interesting mouth piece for the shrieking menaces. A maniacal genius bent on dominating all inferior lifeforms, Davros is a dark statement of technological advancement and xenophobia all mixed up in one mean package. One of the most powerful villains of the Classic Doctor Who series, the return of Davros marks the latest in producer Russell T Davies’ homages to the program he fell in love with as a kid.
But seeing what has become of the program this year, will it be enough to save the most uninspired season to date for the longest running science fiction television series?