Part 2 of The Tymecian version of Dalek History (a.k.a - The Right Version)
This one's a long one. So I've decided to break it down a bit and will release the chapters over the next little while so that it's a bit more digestible! Since the entire essay is complete, the wait between posts won't be quite as long as it normally is....
PART TWO: THE WARS AGAINST EARTH AND THE RETURN OF DAVROS
Having been forced off Skaro, the Daleks were roaming through the cosmos in two distinct versions. The solar-powered Mark Threes probably stayed in space as much as possible but sent the Mark Twos down to various planets to be employed as occupation forces. It's likely they attacked various worlds in this way. The Mark Threes would form blockades around an alien planet so that other neighbouring worlds could not assist in resisting the invasion. And then the Mark Twos would go down to the surface of the blockaded planet to subjugate and plunder.
Most likely, the Doctor in his Second Incarnation had several unseen adventures against the Daleks during this period. Which is why the Second Doctor was easilly recognizeable to the Daleks during Power of the Daleks. From the Doctor’s perspective, he had these clashes against the Daleks sometime after his encounter with them in Evil of the Daleks.
Of course, our space-faring Mark Threes were also into exploring the universe. All kinds of scout ships were sent out in this era. Not all of them came back, though. One of those scoutships crashed on the planet Vulcan. A planet that was eventually colonised by humans from the planet Earth. The story of Power of the Daleks takes place.
There seems to be some controversy with the dating of Power of the Daleks. From what I’ve heard of the audio tracks and seen of the still images, there is no clear indication of the date this story takes place. I believe a Radio Times listing claims it is 2020 - which seems a bit too early. Space travel technology seems a bit too sophisticated for a 2020 Earth society to handle (either that, or we make some huge strides in the next 5 years). It is obvious Power takes place before Dalek Invasion of Earth as the humans don’t seem to recognize the Daleks they’ve revived. I would be more inclined to think this is a late 21st Century/Early 22nd Century timeline that we’re dealing with.
While some expeditions into Deep Space are failing, the Mark Twos and Threes are gaining more and more ambition as they invade more and more planets. Perhaps, at this point, they might have even had a close brush or two with the Cybermen. They delve into the Cybermen's past and are inspired by their use of the planet Mondas. And while the scout ship on Vulcan never returns to the Dalek fleet, other scout ships have come back from Earth-occupied Space. Reports are logged and the Daleks have noted the abundancy of rescources on Earth. They also note that Earth is expanding quickly and could become a formidable foe if they are not nipped in the bud, soon. So the Daleks decide to attack the planet Earth and create their own version of Mondas. A planet they can pilot around the universe, too.
And so, Dalek Invasion of Earth ensues and their plans are ruined. This is a most crippling loss to the Dalek War Effort. Before the lifeless Mark Twos can be recovered, the Mark Threes are attacked by a spacefleet assembled from Earth's colony worlds and driven back to their own end of the cosmos. It is for this reason that we only ever see the solar-powered Dalek from this point onward. The other model is never used again. The failure to invade Earth also becomes the Daleks' first actual battle that they've lost. And while they continue to invade other parts of the Universe - what happened on Earth is never forgotten. The Daleks vow that they will, someday, take revenge.
During this period of time where the Daleks have turned away from Earth, the Third Doctor probably had a few unseen run-ins with them. These adventures probably take place after his exile but before he meets Sarah Jane Smith (Sarah doesn't recognise the Daleks in Death to the Daleks). Which would explain why the Daleks know what his third body looks like in such stories as Frontier In Space, Planet of the Daleks and Death to the Daleks.
After a few years of conquest in other parts of the Universe, however, the Daleks do finally return their attention to Earth and its ascociated colonies. The first attempt at the Daleks' revenge on Humanity doesn't happen until some centuries after Dalek Invasion of Earth. The Daleks turn their eyestalks back to that end of the galaxy, but they have become cleverer this time. They decide to intentionally weaken Earth's forces before engaging them in intergalactic war. And, of course, we witness the events of Frontier In Space.
Sometime between these two stories, we might guess that the Daleks poked around near or even on Skaro and re-established some sort of contact with the Thals. This incited the peace-loving species to take action against them, again. Having never taken much interest in space travel, they, at last, develop prototype space vessels and use them to begin assaulting the Dalek Fleet. They discover their operations on the distant planet of Spiridon and a mission is sent there to investigate. And Planet of the Daleks takes place.
Even though their pre-war efforts have been thwarted, the Daleks are still resolved to fight the human menace and decide to engage Earth's forces. Or, perhaps, Daleks can just hold on to a grudge forever and can't resist avenging their loss way back in the 22nd Century. Whatever the case, a legitimate Space War ensues. Most likely, during this particular war, the Thals are finally wiped out. As we never seem to hear from them again after Planet.
As we all know, there are problems with a Plague near the end of the huge Earth/Dalek Space War. In an effort to cure that plague, an expedition is sent to the Planet Exillon where large deposits of paranium have been detected. Death to the Daleks takes place at this point.
We can't be sure of exactly how the Space War between Humanity and the Daleks ended. It seems certain, however, that Earth came out on top of things. Whether the Daleks withdrew in defeat or became busy in other parts of the cosmos - none can say for sure. But Earth seemed free of the Dalek Menace by the time we start hitting the 27th Century.
However, the Daleks were still holding that grudge and want to conquer the Earth in some way. Political machinations, plague and full frontal attack had all failed. As they look for a more lateral approach, they end up making one of their most pivotal discoveries:
Unable to defeat Earth in the present, they explore the Fourth Dimension and attempt to go back into the past to manipulate Human history to their advantage. Somehow, their meddling creates an alternative timeline in which Earth's Cold War ends up resolving in much the same way theirs' did back when they were merely Dals on Skaro. Humanity is ravaged by atomic bombs and the Daleks can easily come in and take control of the planet.
And so, Day of the Daleks takes place. It should be noted that the Space Wars of 26th Century have actually done a lot of damage to Dalek Records and they, at first, don't recognise this incarnation of the Time Lord. Only after a brain scan is his identity verified.
With this second conquest of 22nd Century Earth now averted, the Daleks temporarilly give up the fight to defeat the Earth and turn their attention elsewhere. A short time later, they meet the Movellans and declare war on them.
Of course, the Great Empasse ensues as neither side could bring themselves' to launch an attack against the other. In an effort to eliminate the stalemate, the Daleks return to Skaro to unearth their creator. The Movellans send a mission of their own to stop them. Destiny of the Daleks now happens. Again, one should note the conspicuous abscence of Thals on Skaro during this story. Either they've been wiped out - or they've left Skaro and live somewhere else. It's highly unlikely that the Daleks could be running a mining operation on Skaro if the Thals were still there. We would have, at least, seen some sort of effort on the Thals' behalf to stop the operation.
We also see what appears to be a far more elaborate underground bunker in Destiny of the Daleks than the one we saw in Genesis of the Daleks. If you refer back to Chapter One of the essay, you’ll see that I mentioned that the Mark Threes seriously expanded the bunker during their Great Wait. At some point, the Fourth Doctor must’ve had an unseen adventure in the expanded bunker (a second covert mission for the Time Lords, perhaps?) as he knows his way around it quite well.
Sometime around this era, a Dalek is plucked out of Time and Space and sent to the Death Zone on Gallifrey (The Five Doctors).
The progression of stories is quite evident for the next little while since continuity in Dalek stories is quite tight during the 80s. The Daleks lose the war against the Movellans and Davros is rescued from his prison to help the survivors of the Movellan virus. Ressurection of the Daleks takes place, here.
How Davros survives the virus and ends up on Necros is a bit vague. One gets the impression that a few unseen skirmishes may have taken place between the Sixth Doctor and the Dalek Creator between Ressurection and Revelation (Davros seems to instantly recognise the Sixth Doctor and can even build statues in his likeness - perhaps these confrontations occur in the Doctor's timeline somewhere between Trial of a Time Lord and Time and the Rani since Peri doesn't seem to recognise a Dalek or Davros). Eventually, however, the Sixth Doctor is lured to Necros and we see the events of Revelation of the Daleks.
Again, how Davros survives his fate at the end of this story is uncertain. But much happens between Revelation and Remembrance. He is brought back to Skaro and put on trial (the Daleks, weakened from their war effort against the Movelllans, "return to their ancestral seat" and become planet-bound again for a time) Davros, for some reason, is not punished for his treachery against the Daleks. In fact, he somehow manages to create a Civil War. In the process of doing this, he becomes a self-appointed Emperor (or, more than likely, clones another head and makes that the Emperor while he remains hidden, somewhere) and a renegade faction still loyal to the Supreme Dalek splinters off and begins openly fighting the Imperial Daleks.
In this political climate, the events of Remembrance of the Daleks take place.
Now, the destruction of the planet Skaro does create some predicaments for future continuity. But the Doctor does explicitly state that he sent the Hand of Omega some "thousand years into the future" from the date of 1963 (he loves doing things in "millenial chunks" when it comes to Daleks, doesn't he?) This would mean that Skaro is destined for destruction sometime in or around the mid 29th Century. But the Daleks we see in Remembrance are, more than likely, only from the 28th Century. So they still have a little time left before their homeworld is obliterated forever. In fact, it's entirely possible that the Daleks spent nearly another century on Skaro knowing it was doomed.