|Posted: 09 February 2018 at 10:38am | IP Logged | 7
"Kaleds" was a retcon of course - in the first story we're told that they were originally called "Dals".
Dalek continuity is a classic example of the makers not really worrying too much about the fine details. This was a weekly programme that went out once and that was it. No internet, no repeats, no home recordings (apart from a few fans making audio copies).
In the Dalek Invasion of Earth the Doctor tells Ian and Barbara that the events of The Daleks took place "a million years" in the future and these invading Daleks were from their "middle period". The Chase gave them time travel capabilities so from that point anything was possible and in The Daleks' Master Plan, set in the year 4,000, they have an empire.
The Power of the Daleks sees the Daleks recognise the newly regenerated Doctor and in Evil of the Daleks we meet the Emperor. The civil war between the humanised Daleks and the others was supposed to be the end of the Daleks. The Doctor even calls it, "The Final End." Terry Nation was trying to get a Dalek series off the ground and refused permission for them to be used in the programme.
When they finally reappeared in Pertwee's Day of the Daleks time travel was again involved. Apparently there was originally to have been a line referencing the supposed "final end", stating that the humanised Daleks had been wiped out.
At this point The Daleks still fits as the "last" Dalek story. Then, as Andrew mentioned, Nation had the Thals in Planet of the Daleks come from a time long after the events of The Daleks.
And all that's before Genesis came along and kicked over the apple cart!
Edited by Robbie Moubert on 09 February 2018 at 11:00am