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Blu-ray Review - Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)

Dr. Who and the Daleks, 1965.

Directed by Gordon Flemyng.

Starring Peter Cushing, Roy Castle, Jennie Linden and Roberta Tovey.

Synopsis:

The Doctor (Peter Cushing) discovers the planet of Skaro. A primitive world devasted by nuclear war and populated by two warring species, a peaceful tribe known as the Thrals and a life form heavily mutated by radiation, encased in protective machines. A merciless force of destruction known as The Daleks!

For my reviews of the Blu-ray releases of both Dr. Who and the Daleks and its sequel Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D., I have enlisted the aid of my two youngest daughters (R - 8, B - 10) for I have clear memories of the films and they were yet to see either. The films were aimed at the youth of the day so I thought I’d see how today’s youth of HD Kindles, XBoxs and a new fast-paced Doctor Who
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Blu-ray Review - Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. (1966)

Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D., 1966.

Directed by Gordon Flemyng.

Starring Peter Cushing, Bernard Cribbens, Jill Curzon and Roberta Tovey.

Synopsis:

The Earth of 2150 Ad is a desolate and hostile ruin of a planet, crumbling at the edge of civilisation, slowly disappearing into the darkness of space. For the future of planet earth now belongs to The Daleks, a destructive arm of alien invaders who have turned the human race into cowering slaves.

As with Dr. Who and the Daleks, B&R (my two youngest daughters) were brought in to give me the perspective of a 21st Century child on these two films. They were coerced with strawberry milkshake, pizza and chips (can I claim this back on expenses?).

To me, Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. was always the better of the two movies and again, while not to be taken a part of the actual Who mythology, if it wanted
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Sneak peek: Doctor Who Matt Smith reunites with Tom Baker, Paul McGann, William Hartnell and Peter Cushing in Orbit

Doctor Who star Matt Smith has been reunited with predecessors Tom Baker, Paul McGann, William Hartnell and Peter Cushing.

They all feature in a comic book biography comic published by Bluewater Productions as the show approaches its 50th anniversary in 2013. A sneak peek at some of the pages is included here.

Orbit: The Cast of Doctor Who was first released in January and is now back in stores in a new graphic novel format that this time includes a special bonus biography of Peter Cushing. It tells how he came to play the Doctor in two feature films that changed some of the basic concepts and are not usually considered part of canon.

Cushing, however, argued that his depiction of the Time Lord was canon, postulating that it was a future incarnation who had been mindwiped and made to relive some of his earlier adventures. Several other attempts have been
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Harry Potter director David Yates to bring Doctor Who to the big screen

A few months back it was reported that director David Yates would follow up his work on the closing installment in the blockbuster Harry Potter feature film series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, with an adaptation of Stephen King's epic post-apocalyptic novel, The Stand, only for Yates to turn down the opportunity as the project passed into the hands of actor-turned-director Ben Affleck. Instead, Yates will turn his attention to the British sci-fi institution Doctor Who, with Variety announcing that the filmmaker has signed a deal with the BBC to bring the time-travelling Gallifreyan to the big screen for the first installment of a potential movie franchise.

"We're looking at writers now. We're going to spend two to three years to get it right," said Yates, who went on to explain that the new version would bear no connection to classic BBC television series: "It needs
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‘Harry Potter’ Director David Yates to Make Big-Screen ‘Doctor Who’

‘Harry Potter’ Director David Yates to Make Big-Screen ‘Doctor Who’
This has been a long time coming. Doctor Who, the BBC sci-fi series that has run for decades starting in 1963, with a few breaks here and there, will finally hit the big screen after several years of rumors about a new film being in development. The BBC has enlisted Harry Potter director David Yates (he made the last four Potter films and was set [1] to make The Stand for Warner Bros. before Ben Affleck took over [2]) to bring the series to the big screen. Variety [3] talked to Yates who says he's about to start work on the adaptation, and adds, We're looking at writers now. We're going to spend two to three years to get it right. It needs quite a radical transformation to take it into the bigger arena. Matt Smith is currently the eleventh actor to play the Doctor, a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey, who adventures through space and time.
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Doctor Who movie to be announced at Comic-Con?

Speculation is continuing to materialise, in true Tardis style, that a new Doctor Who movie starring David Tennant is soon to be announced.

Many fans are expecting the news to come at this month's San Diego Comic-Con.

David Tennant and Doctor Who lead writer and executive producer Russell T Davies will be at the massive sci-fi convention on July 26, along with executive producer Julie Gardner and director Euros Lyn.

Tennant is to appear in three remaining TV specials before his character regenerates into the 11th Doctor Matt Smith, with Steven Moffat taking over from Davies as showrunner.

But it's widely thought that 38-year-old Tennant would return to the role for the big screen.

Long-gestating plans for a movie adaptation of the hit sci-fi series have gained credence over the past few months.

Back in April, Tennant told the Sunday Times he had been offered a sci-fi project he was unable to discuss.
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Dr Who Heading To The Big Screen?

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Dr Who Heading To The Big Screen?
Cult British sci-fi series Doctor Who is heading back to cinemas for the first time in more than 40 years, according to a writer on the hit show.

Steven Moffat, who pens the scripts for the BBC series, insists that producers are eyeing another big screen version of the programme - which currently stars Scottish actor David Tennant in the lead role.

The show first became a movie in 1965 in Dr. Who and the Daleks, which was followed a year later (1966) by Daleks. Invasion Earth: 2150 AD.

And Moffat admits that he will back plans to bring the Time Lord back to the big screen once again.

He says, "I would say yes, as long as it never gets in the way of the show. It would be great to see it at the cinema. It's been there before so it would be good to see it again.

"A movie is 90 minutes, that's not that different from making a single episode, so I'm not against it."

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