Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)

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An eccentric inventor and his companions travel in his TARDIS to the Planet Skaro and battle the evil menace of the Daleks.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roy Castle ...
Roberta Tovey ...
Barrie Ingham ...
Geoffrey Toone ...
Michael Coles ...
John Bown ...
Yvonne Antrobus ...
Mark Petersen ...
Ken Garady ...
Nicholas Head ...
Mike Lennox ...
Thal (as Michael Lennox)
Jack Waters ...
Virginia Tyler ...


Based on a story from the BBC TV serial "Doctor Who". Scientist Dr. Who accidentally activates his new invention, the Tardis, a time machine disguised as a police telephone box. Dr. Who, his two grand-daughters, and Barbara's boyfriend Ian are transported through time and space to the planet Skaro, where a peaceful race of Thals are under threat of nuclear attack from the planet's other inhabitants: the robotic mutant Daleks. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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The Fantastic, Amazing Daleks Are Here! See more »


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Release Date:

July 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Doctor Who and the Daleks  »

Box Office


£180,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


A number of changes were made to the main characters in the process of transferring "Doctor Who" to the big screen. Most importantly, The Doctor is shown to be a human scientist named Dr. Who. In the TV series, the lead character is an alien time-traveler, specifically a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey, whose name is never revealed, and who is referred to simply as "The Doctor". See more »


The pacing of the Daleks' nuclear countdown varies wildly from scene-to-scene and shot-to-shot, as the post-synch voiceover artiste has to fit his timing in with what's shown on the on-screen monitor. See more »


Dr. Who: There, my latest invention.
Ian: What? A Police Box?
Susan: Of course not!
Dr. Who: This is TARDIS.
Ian: Tardis?
Susan: It stands for Time And Relative Dimension In Space.
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Referenced in The Kidnappers (1999) See more »

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Acceptable rendition from classic British TV serial with an agreeable Peter Cushing
3 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

The eccentric doctor Who (the always watchable Peter Cushing) takes his familiars , a little girl (Tovey) and a young woman (Jennie Linden , Women in love) along with her fiancé (Roy Castle) on a trip throughout space and time . They're transported to another world and end up on a planet inhabited by strange and peace-loving people fighting the mutants named Daleks . These are robot-like and belong to kind of war-mongering mutant creatures who have hidden their brittle bodies in armour shells . The planet has been devastated by an atomic war and they must help the humans facing the Daleks , living various adventures with creepy landscapes , spooky monsters and deep cliffs . Finally , they're wrongfully transported to Roman empire .

This is an enjoyable cinematic adaptation about the interminable British television series . The ever popular Peter Cushing is magnificent reviving his classic interpretation as Dr. Who , furthermore a beautiful Jennie Linden and a sympathetic Roy Castle . The film displays a a rare electronic music and colorful and glimmer cinematography by John Wilcox , Hammer's usual . It's followed by ¨Daleks , invasion Earth 2150 AD¨ about title mutants who are trying to take over Earth . Others Dr. Who for television in the long-running serial are Tom Baker , Paul McGann and Christopher Eccleston . The motion picture is professionally directed by Gordon Fleming . He's a fine director such as ¨The split¨ about a blaxploitation heist and ¨Philby , Burgues and McLean , spy scandal of the century¨ , a chilling tale about tree of Britain's most notorious spies and ¨Daleks 2150¨ . The flick will appeal to Sci-Fi fans and juvenile public.

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