DR. WHO AND THE DALEKS (1965 U.K.) D: GORDON FLEMYNG W/P: MILTON SUBOTSKY P: MAX J. ROSENBERG
Aaru (pre-Amicus) produced this colour big-screen spin-off from the popular tv series, with some distinct changes. The Doctor (Peter Cushing as a kindly grandfather figure, quite the opposite of grumpy William Hartnell) doesn`t seem to be a Time Lord, but a scientist with the family name Who. He has two grandaughters, one little girl and one sexy twentysomething, whose boyfriend (the late Roy Castle, once the world`s fastest tap-dancer) travel through time and space in the Tardis (police box of course) and end-up on the petrified planet of Skaro. Everyting else is pretty much like the original serial it copies, the Daleks (great sci-fi robot villains, who do appear much more flimsy and vulnerable than they did on tv) live in an automated city while the Thals (very camp nuclear war survivors with bangs and too much eyeshadow) try and live in peace. To be honest, it`s not really very good, sillier than tv and with too much corny comic-relief, but somewhat charming. My favourite part is when a Dalek dictates a letter. DALEKS` INVASION EARTH 2150 A.D. was the follow-up.

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