Hot Picks

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Nox 2019

- The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire 1971

- House of Lexi 2019

- Yamasong: March of the Hollows 2017

- Astro 2018

- Mummy Reborn 2019

- Vengeance 2019

- Scared Stiff 1987

- The Blood Hunter 2019

- HeartBreak 2017

- Francis Makes a Friend 2019

- Turnover 2019

- Division 19 2017

- Rottentail 2018

- Vengeance: A Love Story 2017

- Soul to Keep 2019

- The Year I Did Nothing 2019

- Meme 2018

- Black Site 2018

- Terror 5 2016

- Mélo 1986

- Eyes of the Roshi 2017

- Long Lost 2018

- Pusher 2018

- Georgy 2017

- Flashout 2019

- Purgatory Road 2017

- Whirlpool 1970

- Blood Craft 2019

- Strawberry Flavored Plastic 2019

- The Tattooist 2018

- Tales of Frankenstein 2018

- Night 2019

- The Greasy Strangler 2016

- Motel Mist 2016

- Pet Graveyard 2019

- Love Me Not 2019

- Tangent Room 2017

- Alien Party Crashers 2017

- Book of Monsters 2018

- The Impeccable 2019

- Sister Street Fighter 1974

- Carga 2018

- Red Room 2017

- Daughter 2016

- Friends, Foes & Fireworks 2017

- Afraid of Nothing 2019

- Kolobos 1999

- Big Blue: A Fishy Tale 1998

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- The Night Monica Came Back 2017

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Doctor Who - The Dalek Invasion of Earth

episode 10

UK 1964
produced by
Verity Lambert for BBC
directed by Richard Martin
starring William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford, Peter Fraser, Bernard Kay, Alan Judd, Ann Davies, Michael Goldie, Richard McNeff, Graham Rigby, Patrick O'Connell, Jean Conroy, Meriel Hobson, Peter Hawkins (voice), David Graham (voice)
written by Terry Nation, script editor: Dennis Spooner, music by Francis Chagrin

tv-series
Doctor Who, Doctor Who (William Hartnell), Doctor Who (classic series), Daleks

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin

Batman

Bigfoot

Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan

Cinderella

Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who

Dracula

Elizabeth Bathory

Emmanuelle

Fantomas

Flash Gordon

Frankenstein

Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu

Fuzzy

Gamera

Godzilla

Hercules

El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim

Justine

Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution

Lobo

Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III

Maciste

Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong

Mothra

Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera

Quatermass

Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes

Spider-Man

Star Trek

Sukeban Deka

Superman

Tarzan

Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers

Winnetou

Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman

Yojimbo

Zatoichi

Zorro

Trying to steer his timemachine, the TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimensions In Space) back to London in the 1960's, Doctor Who at least succeeds in taking it back to London, although some 200 years late. By now the Daleks - a robotic extraterrestrial race looking (more than) a little like saltpots have overtaken the earth & enslaved the humans. The Doctor & his gang (William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford) soon find themselves mixed up in things, get seperated but soon all end up at a quarry in Bedfordshire, this being the center of the Daleks' operations. They have taken it onto themselves to drill a hole to the earth's core, explode it, channel its energy & use the earth as a gigantic spaceship (!). The good Doctor & gang of course interfere, & when they leave, his granddaughter Susan (Carole Ann Ford) decides to stay behind with her lover Peter Fraser, making her the first of the Doctor's companions to leave the show.

 

The main flaw of this show - after previous year's The Daleks the second to feature the Doctor's most famous & beloved arch-enemies - is that it ran way too long (six 25 minute episodes, or 2 ½ hours). The first 3 episodes are actually pretty nice, with a genuinely eerie atmosphere of deserted London with the Daleks patrolling several famous landmarks, & the sense of desperation among the resistance fighters, who are continously decimated in numbers, as they have to flee London which is about to be blown up. Once the story moves to the quarry though & the tension should actually be building up, it instead lets loose, deciding to go for a conventional (& rather uninspired) adventure-yarn. That many of the sets were visibly cardboard & the special effects were poorly done, had actually nothing to do with the dullness of the latter parts of the story (I myself rather tend to find this an enearing quality). The Amicus-remake for the big screen (with Peter Cushing playing the Doctor) Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. fares much better than this one (something that cannot be said about Amicus' other Doctor Who adaptation, Doctor Who and the Daleks).

Due to an injury, William Hartnell did not feature in episode 3 of the proceedings (apart from a little dialogue at the beginning), but due to the rather large main & suppurting cast, & the fact that the writers rather routinely had the Doctor & his companions seperated in the early years of the show, that did not slow down the story one bit. Later shows like The Tenth Planet or even The Seeds of Death (by now Patrick Thoughton had taken over the lead) actually shared the same fate of having episodes without the lead/Doctor.

 

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

Feeling lucky ?
Want to
search
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find Doctor Who - The Dalek Invasion of Earth
at the amazons ...

USA  amazon.com

Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)  amazon.co.uk

Germany (East AND West)  amazon.de

Looking for imports ?
Find Doctor Who - The Dalek Invasion of Earth here ...

Thailand  eThaiCD.com
Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Doctor Who - The Dalek Invasion of Earth at adultvideouniverse.com


Thanks for watching !!!

 

 

On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide
WHICH IS WORSE!!!

 

A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
starring
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD

 

 

Stell Dir vor, Deine Lieblingsseifenoper birgt eine tiefere Wahrheit ...
... und stell Dir vor, der Penner von der U-Bahnstation hat doch recht ...
... und dann triffst Du auch noch die Frau Deiner (feuchten) Träume ...

 

Und an diesem Tag geht natürlich wieder einmal die Welt unter!!!

 

Bauliche Angelegenheiten
ein Roman von
Michael Haberfelner

 

Jetzt kaufen bei
Lulu.com