Doctor Who: Season 12, Episode 11

Genesis of the Daleks: Part One (8 Mar. 1975)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Family
9.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 9.0/10 from 375 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 4 critic

The Doctor and his companions are sent to the planet Skaro by the Time Lords to prevent the creation of the Daleks.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 50 titles
created 31 Jul 2011
 
a list of 53 titles
created 20 Jan 2012
 
a list of 9 titles
created 13 Mar 2013
 
a list of 155 titles
created 8 months ago
 
list image
a list of 36 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Genesis of the Daleks: Part One (08 Mar 1975)

Genesis of the Daleks: Part One (08 Mar 1975) on IMDb 9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Doctor Who.
« Previous Episode | 392 of 695 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
...
Ian Marter ...
Michael Wisher ...
Peter Miles ...
Dennis Chinnery ...
...
John Franklyn-Robbins ...
Richard Reeves ...
John Scott Martin ...
Edit

Storyline

The Doctor and his companions are sent to the planet Skaro by the Time Lords to prevent the creation of the Daleks.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 March 1975 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Tom Baker named Genesis of the Daleks as one of his favourite Doctor Who (1963) serials. See more »

Goofs

The big rocky wall visibly shifts when Sarah leans against it at the end. See more »

Quotes

Kaled Leader: Two prisoners, sir, captured section 101.
Ravon: For interrogation. Good. I enjoy interrogation.
The Doctor: Yes, you look the type.
[a guard hits the Doctor]
Ravon: You insolent muto!
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Atmospheric opener
12 October 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A wonderfully striking atmospheric opening to this thoughtful-six parter. The principles are on fine form with top honours going to Baker who was by now starting to find his form in the role.

Nation again turns to WWII Nazi ideology and trappings for inspiration but whereas in the past he has attempted a degree of subtlety, here his references are explicit and blatant and all the more effective for it. WWII would have still been fresh in the memory for many of the mid seventies teatime audience catching this fresh off the back of the football results and I suspect this episode would have resonated a lot more than one would expect for a 'childrens' TV show.

I pity the 6 year old me back in 1975 having to wait an whole week for part 2!!!


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How many episodes in Season 1? Dr Wily
The Chase on home video in North America Dr Wily
Not enough New Who in Classic Who clewis100
Terry Nation's rights to the Daleks Dr Wily
Best regeneration story? nimeo14
Humanoids Dr Wily
Discuss Genesis of the Daleks: Part One (1975) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page