Kalendorf's forces run into trouble on the surface of the
terraformed Jupiter. Meanwhile, Alby Brook, Susan Mendes and
Morli are still being held captive by the enemy Dalek forces.
But can Alby trust the Emperor-possessed Suz...?
the pace of the story picks up here following the rather sluggish
second chapter. Events in this instalment take full advantage
of the newfound availability of the William Hartnell Doctor
Who epic The Daleks' Master Plan, thanks to the
BBC's audio CD release in 2001 and its even more recent release
in the MP3-CD format in 2003. Listen out for the menace that
awaits Kalendorf's troops on the planet Jupiter - I cheered
when I found out!
existence of a habitable Jupiter also takes the listener back
in time to the more innocent days of Dan Dare in The
Eagle, when every single planet in our solar system was
envisaged as possessing a solid surface and being capable
of supporting human life.
Elsewhere in this episode, we witness a vivid demonstration
of the so-called Alliance Daleks' "you're either with us or
you're against us" doctrine, which bears a chilling similarity
to the attitude of George W. Bush. It's war all right.