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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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The Wildest Space Adventure on... or off the Earth! See more »


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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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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Keen amateur florist Peter Cushing contributed the name "lilium philadelphicum" for the flower Susan discovers growing on Skaro. See more »

Goofs

Robert Jewell is wrongly credited as Robert Jewel. See more »

Quotes

Ian: [Stepping inside TARDIS] But, its so big in here and yet its so small from outside. How come?
Susan: In electro-connective theory, space expands to accommodate the time necessary to incorporate its dimensions.
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Connections

Remake of Doctor Who: The Escape (1964) See more »

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enjoyable schlock
22 December 2000 | by keenanchrisSee all my reviews

This is a fair attempt at capturing the series on film. Missed the noise of the tardis though - this one was silent.

Not too sure about the daleks either. How did they build their cities? they don't really look cut out for labouring. And the way they were so easily defeated by a tribe of camp hairdressers wasn't so convincing. Loved the lava lights though, made the set look like a nineties bachelor pad.

Fortunately Roy Castle wasn't required to use his talents and we didn't get any tap-dancing or trumpet playing. Peter Cushing made a good doctor and the sets were all right in a pantomime sort of way. Won't be surprised to see a big Hollywood remake in the not too distant future


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