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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 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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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

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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Referenced in Dalekmania (1995) See more »

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Fun and lighthearted adaptation of the television series, perfect for a rainy Saturday afternoon's viewing.
9 December 1998 | by JohnnyOldSoulSee all my reviews

A fun adventure film that, while it may be too dated for today's youngsters, still has a certain sparkle that is perfect fare for a rainy Saturday.

While fans of the BBC series "Doctor Who" (1963), upon which the film is based, may be distracted by the film's use of creative licence (the characterizations are very different from those of their television counterparts,) if not taken too seriously, this is a quite enjoyable trek across an alien landscape and a classic battle of good vs. evil.

The character of Ian is played comically by Roy Castle though he is heroic where the situation demands. Jennie Linden's Barbara is a bit different from other females of the genre as she holds her own when things get tough, rarely dissolving into screams. Roberta Tovey is delightful as Susan, and kids will love her. Peter Cushing really shines, wisely not trying too hard to emulate his television counterpart William Hartnell, and makes the character his own.

All-in-all, an exciting romp.


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