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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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

Other notable changes between the TV series and the film version: in the film, Dr. Who has two grandchildren - Susan and Barbara (in the TV series only Susan is related to the Doctor). Ian is Barbara's boyfriend (in the TV series they were teachers, working at the same school). The Daleks used for this film and its sequel were slightly re-designed for the big screen. The BBC acquired a number of these Daleks after principle photography was complete - and movie-style Daleks in fact appeared on TV (in 1965's "The Chase") before the movie was even released. See more »

Goofs

Robert Jewell is wrongly credited as Robert Jewel. 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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Peter Cushing Is WHO?
26 May 2003 | by jcholguinSee all my reviews

One night in 1968 in Los Angeles as I remember, I went to a theater in East Los Angeles because I wanted to watch a movie called "Night of the Living Dead." In those days, two movies were shown. The second feature was some film about an old man that traveled to another planet and battled against some metal creatures. It was low budget, much like the first feature but did have someone that I recognized, Peter Cushing. I had no idea that there was a TV Serial in England by the name of "Doctor Who." It was slow at times but an interesting concept of travel in time and space, a telephone box call the TARDIS. The metal beings were rather primitive because they had what look like a plunger on them and always wanted to kill and exterminate living beings. There was a sequel the next year but little did I know that this film would be my first experience into the world of Doctor Who. In Los Angeles, California 1977 on a local TV station, I would be able to watch that TV Serial and would remain a Dr. Who fan even after the series ended in 1989. It was this movie that started it all, just a quiet night, after watching zombies eating people. Who would know what the future would bring!


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