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Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)

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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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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£180,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

As an incentive Roberta Tovey (who was 11 at the time the film was produced) was paid a shilling (5p) by director Gordon Flemyng every time she did a scene in one take. She made so much money, Flemyng didn't offer her the same deal for the sequel. See more »

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Robert Jewell is wrongly credited as Robert Jewel. See more »

Quotes

Alydon: Thank you for warning us.
Dr. Who: I'm sorry, we were not in time to save your friend.
Alydon: But, I don't understand why? Why do they want to kill us? We came in peace!
Alydon: You are different from them and they are afraid of anything different. And what people are afraid of, they try to destroy.
Dyoni: If we could reason with them?
Dr. Who: They are beyond reason! They wish only to conquer!
Alydon: What can we do then?
Dr. Who: Why, fight them!
Alydon: We are a peaceful people. We see no reason to kill others.
Dr. Who: But, even when you know, that they would ...
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Quite a good adaption.

Dr Who and the Daleks is a good little film. It is fairly typical of the British Sci-Fi movies made at this time. The plot is ok, but where the movie succeeds is with the acting and set pieces. Peter Cushing makes an excellently dotty Doctor, Roy Castle is bumbling as Ian Chesterton and Roberta Tovey does well as a young Susan. The action scenes set on Skaro are fantastic and quite chilling, and the set designs, costumes and Dalek design are all frst rate. What is a sin is that the Television theme tune is discarded for a more bouncy swinging sixties type, and the TARDIS interior is abolished for what looks like a gatecrashed science lab. The Doctor is referred to as 'Dr Who' throughout the movie and the whole thing is slightly camp. If these thing would have been ironed out this could have gone on to be come an all time classic. On a final note it is also a shame William Hartnell didn't play the Doctor in the movie, that would have been fantastic, but Peter Cushing is more than good as his replacement.


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