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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