The TARDIS lands in a petrified forest on an alien planet. Determined to explore, the Doctor leads his companions into the metal city, where they discover the danger of what will become his deadliest enemies, the mutant Daleks. (Originally broadcast in seven parts.) Written by
Did You Know?
This serial introduces the Daleks, the series' most iconic and popular monsters, for the first time and established Doctor Who
(1963) as a resounding popular hit, with ratings rising to 10.4 million by the end of the serial. As a result of its success, the production team quickly arranged a return for the Daleks to be broadcast in the next season, which became Doctor Who: World's End
(1964). See more
Early in the episode, the studio backcloth moves from the effect of a wind machine. See more
We're not on earth, then?
No. Certainly not.
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