Doctor Who #10: The Dalek Invasion of Earth

Title: Doctor Who: “The Dalek Invasion of Earth
Year: 1964
Network: BBC
Creators: Sydney Newman, C.E. Webber, Donald Wilson
Director: Richard Martin
Writer: Terry Nation
Starring: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford
Music: Ron Grainer (theme), Francis Chagrin
Episodes: 6, at 25 minutes; the 2nd story (of 9) from season 2
Synopsis: 22nd-Century Earth has been conquered by Daleks, and the Doctor and his companions join up with the human resistance
How I saw it: on video a couple times (rented from Netflix), most recently a few months ago
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay).
Objective Rating: 6/10 (points off for story, pacing, cinematography and special effects/design) c. 2.3/4 (Okay).

Terry Nation’s idea of suspense is to have people going somewhere, and one of them has a limp (but, no, how can he go somewhere with a limp!?). I enjoy it well enough, but it’s a fairly average story.


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