And we’re back, now on the big screen in glorious Technicolor! This week, Brendan Who, Nathan Who and Richard Who discuss the two 1960s Peter Cushing films, Dr. Who and the Daleks and Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. Come with us into that strange new world. We cannot guarantee your safety. But I can promise you unimagined cakes!
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Dr. Who and the Daleks
George Pal produced lots of iconic science fiction films in the 50s and 60s, including When Worlds Collide, The War of the Worlds and The Time Machine, whose Eloi clearly share a stylist with this film’s Thals.
Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.
The episode of Danger Man that Richard mentions, “The Paperchase”, is available on YouTube in its entirety.
Here’s the Wikipedia article about Trümmerfilm, also mentioned by Richard, a genre of film that deals with the aftermath of the destruction visited on Germany in World War II, including films directed by Wolfgang Staudte, as well as Germany Year Zero.
Chuck Jones directed many of the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies Cartoons for Warner Bros.
Sir Bernard Cribbins stars in Carry On Jack. (Is he Sir Bernard yet? If not, can you get on that, Your Maj?)
Ray Brooks, who plays David, stars in the fabulous British comedy The Knack…And How to Get It.
Here’s a fabulous trailer from the alternative universe in which there was a third film based on The Chase: Daleks vs Mechons.
Here’s the entry on the TARDIS Wikia about Journey Into Time, the unbroadcast pilot for an unmade 52-episode radio series starring Peter Cushing as Dr. Who. Sadly, we couldn’t find any details about the proposed fan recording of the script, which was re-discovered a couple of years ago.
Brendan’s pick of the week
The Peter Cushing Dr. Who Fannual is now available. What would a 60s–style Doctor Who Annual have looked like if it was based on the world of the Peter Cushing Dr. Who films?
(The U.N.I.T. fannual that Brendan mentions is still under development.)