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Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi | July 1966 (USA)
An eccentric inventor and his companions travel in his TARDIS to the Planet Skaro and battle the evil menace of the Daleks.

Director:

Gordon Flemyng

Writers:

Terry Nation (based on the B.B.C. television serial), Milton Subotsky (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Cushing ... Dr. Who
Roy Castle ... Ian
Jennie Linden ... Barbara
Roberta Tovey ... Susan
Barrie Ingham ... Alydon
Geoffrey Toone ... Temmosus
Michael Coles ... Ganatus
John Bown John Bown ... Antodus
Yvonne Antrobus Yvonne Antrobus ... Dyoni
Mark Petersen Mark Petersen ... Elyon
Ken Garady Ken Garady ... Thal
Nicholas Head Nicholas Head ... Thal
Mike Lennox Mike Lennox ... Thal (as Michael Lennox)
Jack Waters Jack Waters ... Thal
Virginia Tyler Virginia Tyler ... Thal
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Storyline

When Dr. Who shows his time machine TARDIS to the clumsy Ian, who is boyfriend of his granddaughter Barbara, he accidentally transport them and Dr. Who's granddaughter Susan to somewhere in space and time. They explore the spot and see a city; Dr. Who fakes a leak in the fluid and they go to the city to seek mercury to refill the component. They are captured by the Daleks and soon they learn that a war between Daleks and Thals has destroyed the planet. Further they are exposed to radiation and only the Thals have the antidote. The Daleks send Susan to find the cure and she meets the Thal Alydon that has the antidote and wants to negotiate with the Daleks to exchange for food. But the cruel Daleks want to destroy the Thals to rule the world. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

The Fantastic, Amazing Daleks Are Here! See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doctor Who and the Daleks See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

£180,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A US comic book adaption was published by Dell Comics in 1966, with artwork by Dick Giordano and Sal Trapani. It was subsequently reprinted by Marvel Comics in 1993, as issue 9 of their "Doctor Who Classic Comics" line. See more »

Goofs

The pacing of the Daleks' nuclear countdown varies wildly from scene-to-scene and shot-to-shot, as the post-synch voiceover artiste has to fit his timing in with what's shown on the on-screen monitor. 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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Entertaining enough piece of nostalgia
27 June 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

The first time I saw Dr Who and the Daleks, I used to cower behind the sofa every time the Daleks appeared, and the music I remembered was incredibly haunting. Seeing it again, it isn't quite as good as I remembered, but it is an entertaining and passable enough piece of nostalgia. The script lacks bite at times, the plot isn't as inventive as any of the ones used in the landmark TV series, Roy Castle and the comedy relief felt out of place and on occasions because of the overuse of pink plastic sheeting the art direction was a little on the cheap side. However, the music is very haunting, the Daleks are still as intimidating as I remembered, the pacing is fast and fun, the length is amiable and Peter Cushing is terrific as the Doctor, more serious than any of the other doctors but it suits him. The female characters are admittedly on the vapid side, but the alluring personalities of Roberta Tovey and Jennie Linden made up for it. Overall, fun and nostalgic, even with its many faults. 6/10 Bethany Cox


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