Based on a story from the BBC TV serial "Doctor Who". Dr. Who and his companions arrive on Earth in the year 2150 AD, only to discover that the planet has been invaded and its population enslaved by the dreaded Daleks. The time travellers assist human resistance groups to foil the Daleks' plan to mine the Earth's core. Written by
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As well as Sugar Puffs ("The honeyest cereal of them all!") many other real-life companies and brand-names can be seen in both 1966 and 2150. These include Castrol Oil, Thomas Cook's travel, Player's and Bristol Brand cigarettes, Lyon's Maid ice cream, Heinz soup, Baron Otard cognac, Harp lager, Del Monte tinned foods, BOAC, Air India and newspapers "Daily Sketch" and "Evening News". See more »
When the workers are running away from the mine before it explodes, one of the female extras (the woman wearing the blue shawl) suddenly slows down to a relaxed stroll -- obviously thinking she's safely out of shot. See more »
[after being found escaping from a Dalek]
Back in the cell?
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Everyone seems to be enjoying it so much, you feel guilty wondering about the plot
If I'd seen this film for the first time now, having seen most of the TV series that inspired it, I'm not sure I'd be fantastically keen on it. But I'd like to think that I'd still enjoy it for it's superficial scariness and complete indifference towards any aspect of a plot that might get in the way of the oh-so-colourful set-pieces.
I remember first seeing this film one Saturday morning, after all of the other childrens' programmes had finished and in retrospect, that's probably when it works best - the music's loud and harsh enough to wake you up, but the story's not too taxing if you're not completely with it yet.
Fantastic stuff, if you're prepared to leave your brain at home for 90 minutes.
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