Studio: Amicus, using pseudonym Aaru
Director: Gordon Flemyng
Stars: Peter Cushing (Dr Who), Bernard Cribbins (Tom Campbell), Ray Brooks (David), Andrew Keir (Wyler), Roberta Tovey (Susan), Jill Curzon (Louise)
Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 AD (1966)
On a trip to 2150AD, Dr Who and his niece & granddaughter (Roberta Tovey, returning from the previous film) pick up a young special Constable (the legend that is Bernard Cribbens) and take him on their travels. They discover a ruined London and a plot by the Daleks to take over…
Cribbens takes the comedy role vacated by Roy Castle in this film. And just as in anything else he’s in, he’s total genius! I always have a weak spot for Andrew Kier in anything too. This film is pretty much more of the same as the previous one (Dr Who and the Daleks) and has similar non-canonical problems for a Who fan (okay, so I even have a Doctor Who tattoo on my leg… underneath the Star Wars one…) like the fact that Dr Who is his name and he is human, but generally it’s another jolly romp like last time with the ever-glorious Peter Cushing again playing the Doctor as the grandfather we all wish we had! But it’s probably even better with more characters, more action and (by the looks of it) a better budget. Weirdly the blu-ray transfer seems to be a bit clearer on this one but I still think this is one for Doctor Who fans and Peter Cushing fans really.
On a closing note though, Daleks with fire extinguisher sprays as weapons generally don’t seem as intimidating! 😛