Tag Archives: Daleks

The Daleks’ Master Plan (Episodes 1-6)

Airdates: November/December 1965 Written by: Terry Nation (Episodes 1-5); Dennis Spooner, from an idea by Terry Nation (Episode 6) Directed by: Douglas Camfield The Story So Far: The Daleks ally with the Guardian of the Solar System to conquer Earth, … Continue reading

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Mission to the Unknown

Airdate: October 9, 1965 Written by: Terry Nation Directed by: Derek Martinus The Story So Far: On the jungle planet of Kembel, the Daleks are secretly amassing an intergalactic alliance to help them invade the Solar System, while an Earth … Continue reading

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Dr. Who and the Daleks

Release Date: August 1965 Written by: Milton Subotsky (based upon the TV serial by Terry Nation) Directed by: Gordon Flemyng The Story So Far: A big-screen adaptation of the second Doctor Who serial, featuring an all-new cast, more and bigger … Continue reading

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The Chase

Airdate: May/June 1965 Written by: Terry Nation Directed by: Richard Martin (with some footage by Douglas Camfield in Episode 6) The Story So Far: The Daleks build their own time machine, and pursue the TARDIS across eternity in an effort … Continue reading

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The Space Museum

The Space Museum features two of the most clever story concepts Doctor Who has ever come up with, both in the same serial, and yet the end result is a serial that nobody loves.  In Doctor Who Magazine‘s 2009 ranking of every … Continue reading

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The Dalek Invasion of Earth

I’ve seen The Dalek Invasion of Earth at least half a dozen times over the years but never find myself holding the same opinion twice.  I first saw it as an omnibus at a Doctor Who convention in Manhattan in July 1985; … Continue reading

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The Sensorites

Think about this for a moment.  The only stories from Doctor Who‘s first TV season to introduce alien races were The Daleks and The Sensorites.  Both of these races live on in the revived series, with the Daleks being imported pretty much wholesale (with some … Continue reading

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The Daleks

True story: When I bought the Target edition of Doctor Who In An Exciting Adventure With The Daleks in 1985, I read the first chapter… and then returned it to the bookstore.  At age 12, I was so confused by … Continue reading

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Day of the Daleks

Novelization by: Terrance Dicks TV script by: Louis Marks Episode aired: January 1972 Novelization released: April 1974 Overview: Part of the second batch of Target novelizations, this was Terrance Dicks’ second adaptation of a story he script-edited for TV.  At that point, … Continue reading

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Planet of the Daleks

Novelization by: Terrance Dicks TV script by: Terry Nation Episode aired: April – May 1973 Novelization released: October 1976 Overview: The beginning of the Terrance Dicks doldrums.  Dicks published six separate novelizations in 1976, his busiest year to date and the kickoff … Continue reading

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