An Alternate Look Into Dalek History
The Dalek Invasion of Earth
The problem with Dalek history is right there in the second episode when Ian Chesterton asks the Doctor how it is possible the Daleks are there on Earth when they had both witnessed their destruction on Skaro. “My dear boy!” exclaims the Doctor, “the Daleks we saw on Skaro are a million years in the future. These Daleks must be from the middle part of Dalek History.”
On the face of it this is an extraordinary statement, more so given that the Doctor should be so confident about something that seems so obviously wrong. When he first met the Daleks on Skaro they informed him that their own history was only 500 years long. So how could he speculate that they were a million years in the future?
Let us take the Doctor’s assertion – that the events in ‘The Daleks’ took place one million years in the future, literally for a moment. Given that the Daleks in that adventure had evolved out of the Dals five hundred years earlier, this would put the Dal/Thal war in the distant future.
Susan, in the BBC Radio Play ‘Whatever Happened …