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Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)

 -  Adventure | Family | Sci-Fi  -  July 1966 (USA)
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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

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Roy Castle ...
Ian
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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 ...
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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 Wildest Space Adventure on... or off the Earth! See more »


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July 1966 (USA)  »

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William Hartnell was reported to have been very disappointed to be replaced by Peter Cushing as the Doctor, as it was thought that Cushing was better known to US audiences See more »

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Unless the TARDIS crew have shrunk at the close of the film, the stock Roman Legion footage is hugely out-of-scale with the on-set actors. See more »

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Referenced in Doctor Who Confidential: War Games (2010) See more »

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22 December 2000 | by (Liverpool, England) – See all my reviews

This is a fair attempt at capturing the series on film. Missed the noise of the tardis though - this one was silent.

Not too sure about the daleks either. How did they build their cities? they don't really look cut out for labouring. And the way they were so easily defeated by a tribe of camp hairdressers wasn't so convincing. Loved the lava lights though, made the set look like a nineties bachelor pad.

Fortunately Roy Castle wasn't required to use his talents and we didn't get any tap-dancing or trumpet playing. Peter Cushing made a good doctor and the sets were all right in a pantomime sort of way. Won't be surprised to see a big Hollywood remake in the not too distant future


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