Doctor Who and the Daleks

  • U
  • Gordon Flemyng (1965)
  • UK
  • 79 min
Doctor Who and the Daleks
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

Peter Cushing plays the time-travelling Doctor with amiable aplomb in this first big-screen outing of the BBC's ever-popular sci-fi TV series. Pitting his wits against those mobile knobbly tin cans that forever shriek "Exterminate", the Doctor joins forces with the good Thals on the planet Skaro where the evil Daleks are attempting to detonate another neutron bomb. This spin-off lacks the bite and inventiveness that set the landmark series apart, unwisely injecting humour into the sparse scenario, and the cheap art direction is strictly "101 Uses for Pink Plastic Sheeting". However, despite the many faults, it's still a fun ride for both the uninitiated and die-hard fans alike.

Plot Summary

Science-fiction adventure based on the cult BBC series, starring Peter Cushing and Roy Castle. An accident in the Tardis results in the Doctor and his young companions being transported to a strange planet. There they join forces with the Thals, a kindly people whose future is threatened by the Doctor's archenemies, the Daleks.

Cast and crew

Cast

Dr Who
Peter Cushing
Ian
Roy Castle
Barbara
Jennie Linden
Susan
Roberta Tovey
Alydon
Barrie Ingham
Temmosus
Geoffrey Toone
Elydon
Mark Peterson
Antodus
John Bown
Ganatus
Michael Coles
Dyoni
Yvonne Antrobus

Crew

Director
Gordon Flemyng

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Regal Films International
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate U
Categories
Drama

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