The Eleventh Doctor picks up a distress signal from a spaceship. He lands and finds that in the Sunlight Worlds the Daleks are considered nice.
The Trope Generation:
- Amoral Attorney: The Dalek Litigator Time Controller.
- Canon Immigrant: The Dalek Time Controller from Big Finish Doctor Who apparently now exists in the continuity of the New Series Adventures. Bear in mind this was before The Night of the Doctor.
- Cassandra Truth: The Doctor tries to convince the inhabitants the Daleks are evil but is arrested for hate crimes.
- The Chessmaster: The Dalek Time Controller throughout this story is manipulating the Doctor.
- Hostile Terraforming: The Daleks plan to use the Cradle of the Gods to turn the Sunlight Worlds into copies of Skaro.
- Idiot Ball: Due to the Daleks dong a very convincing job of keeping people alive in a sector of space, nobody believes the Doctor that they will destroy them all. He then goes onto national TV, declaring to everyone that the Daleks are evil...and nothing else. Despite having access to the TARDIS and all its databanks, and eye-witnesses of Dalek attacks in the form of two children, whose sister had been captured by Daleks, none of that is used in the broadcast to give any credence to what the Doctor has to say. He's honestly surprised when people laugh it off and change the channel.
- Reality Warper: The Cradle of the Gods enables this.
- The Slow Path: The Doctor travels forward about 90 years and meets the children again towards the end of their lives.
- Stable Time Loop: The Doctor is spurred into the story by a hypercube. Later he gives the hypercube to Ollus to send to him.
- Timey-Wimey Ball: The Dalek Time Controller's modus operandi.