Archive for March, 2009

Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965) – Movie Guide

Posted in Dalek, Doctor Who Movies, Peter Cushing, Video Clip with tags , , , on March 31, 2009 by Mr M

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Dr. Who (Peter Cushing) and his granddaughters, Susan (Roberta Tovey) and Barbara (Jennie Linden), show Barbara’s boyfriend Ian (Roy Castle) the Doctor’s latest invention, a time machine called Tardis. When Ian accidentally activates the machine, it takes them to a petrified jungle on a world devastated by an ancient nuclear war fought between the Daleks and the Thals. (Although the planet is not named in the film, in its sequel it is retroactively revealed to be called Skaro, matching the name given in the television series.) At the conclusion of the war, the Daleks, heavily mutated by radiation, encased themselves in protective machines and retreated into their city, while the humanoid Thals survived the fallout through the use of an anti-radiation drug and became a peaceful race of farmers. The Thals’ crops have recently failed, however, and they have journeyed to the petrified jungle to seek help from their former enemies. The Daleks, meanwhile, although determined to become the dominant race on Skaro, are unable to leave the city due to their vulnerability to radiation and their reliance on static electricity to power their travel machines. Continue reading

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Daleks’ Invasion Earth:2150AD (1966) – Movie Guide

Posted in Dalek, Movies, Peter Cushing, Video Clip with tags , , on March 31, 2009 by Mr M

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Tom Campbell (Bernard Cribbins), a London police officer, is on patrol near a jewellery store. Men are burgling the shop and Tom is struck down by their getaway driver before he can stop them escaping. Running to what appears to be a police box to call for backup, Tom unwittingly enters TARDIS, a time machine inhabited by its creator, Dr. Who (Peter Cushing), along with his niece Louise (Jill Curzon) and his granddaughter Susan (Roberta Tovey). Continue reading

Smith and Jones – Episode Guide

Posted in 10th Doctor, David Tennant, DVD Release, Episode Guides, Freema Agyeman, iTunes, Judoon, New Series, New Series Season 3, Plasmavore with tags , , , , on March 31, 2009 by Mr M

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On a busy London street medical student Martha Jones is on her way to work; but her day has not begun peacefully. Speaking to her sister Tish, brother Leo, mother Francine and father Clive in turn on her mobile phone, she finds herself in the midst of an argument concerning Leo’s upcoming 21st birthday party; the crux of the debate being the presence of her father’s new girlfriend at the event.

As she turns off her phone a tall man with a long brown coat steps out in front of her, taking off his tie.

“Like so…see”

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The Shakespeare Code – Episode Guide

Posted in 10th Doctor, Carrionite, David Tennant, DVD Release, Episode Guides, Freema Agyeman, iTunes, New Series, New Series Season 3 with tags , , , , on March 31, 2009 by Mr M

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It is London in 1599 and a hansom young man serenades his sweetheart Lilith at her balcony with a lute. She remarks that his blood is afire and welcomes him inside, but he is far from impressed by the dark and dingy interior. She silences him with a kiss but when she draws away her face is transformed into a warped mask.

She introduces him to her mothers, Doomfinger and Bloodtide; equally hideous creatures who pounce and devour the young boy, leaving Lilith to stand and declare:

“Soon, at the hour of woven words, we shall rise again…and this fleeting Earth will perish”

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Gridlock – Episode Guide

Posted in 10th Doctor, David Tennant, DVD Release, Episode Guides, Freema Agyeman, iTunes, Macra, New Series, New Series Season 3, The Face of Boe with tags , , , , , , , on March 31, 2009 by Mr M

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On a grainy television screen mounted into a space-age car, Sally Calypso gives the latest traffic report. The old couple listening look on in terror as something outside rocks the vehicle too and fro. The husband calls for the police using a radio but is put on hold as the cabin continues to rock violently.

His wife scolds him for telling the authorities they had three passengers but it is no use. Showers of sparks rain from the ceiling as something breaks inside. The couple scream but no one is listening, and soon the only voice to be heard is Sally Calypso signing off.

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Daleks in Manhattan – Episode Guide

Posted in 10th Doctor, Cult of Skaro, Dalek, David Tennant, DVD Release, Episode Guides, Freema Agyeman, iTunes, New Series, New Series Season 3 with tags , , , , , on March 31, 2009 by Mr M

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Nighttime has fallen over the Big Apple and at the New York revue it’s two minutes to curtain up but showgirl Tallulah is busy smooching with her boyfriend Laszlo. He hands her a white flower and as she attaches it to her costume she prepares to go on stage, kissing her lover goodbye.

However in the corridors of the building strange creatures are lurking, and after Laszlo goes to investigate he finds himself in the prop store, seemingly alone. A snarling echoes around him and with no warning a man-sized pig lunges at him from the shadows.

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Evolution of the Daleks – Episode Guide

Posted in 10th Doctor, Cult of Skaro, Dalek, David Tennant, DVD Release, Episode Guides, Freema Agyeman, iTunes, New Series, New Series Season 3 with tags , , , , , , on March 31, 2009 by Mr M

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The Doctor cuts in with the sound of a nearby radio and confronts the Daleks, realising that having used an emergency temporal shift to escape their last encounter they are low on power and have retreated to the sewers. He turns on the newly evolved Sec and enquires as to how he feels. The creature proclaims that he can feel the aggressiveness of mankind, a genius for war.

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