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Genesis of the Daleks: Part One 

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




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

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8 March 1975 (UK)  »

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Philip Hinchcliffe, having been landed with a Dalek story he didn't really want, impressed upon director David Maloney his desire to give it a different feel from previous Dalek stories and make them more compelling than in some of their previous appearances. See more »


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


Gharman: Ready, Davros.
Davros: Observe the test closely, my friend. This will be a moment that will live in history.
[he flicks a switch. The Dalek is activated. Slowly, it starts to move]
Davros: Halt. Turn right. Halt. Now, exterminate.
[the Dalek fires at the targets]
Davros: Perfect. The weaponry is perfect. Now, we can begin...
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Darleks at their best
24 May 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Brilliant story, explains it all from the word go. Tom BAker leads this episode with the best SFX I've seen I'm Tom baker's episodes.

Davros (ugly looking guy) the creator of the Darleks has his first appearance in this. This adventure is brilliant i recommend the DVD 100% to sci-fi lovers. Bit violent for younger kids but apart from that its perfect, the BBC have achieved some great stuff including this I hope they can produce new episodes with Tennant that were as fun as this.

Not many down sides to this, in some ways this beats the most recent Darlek flick with Ecclston. Nothing like a good hide behind the sofa to watch Genisis of the Darleks, EXTERMINATE!!

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