September 28th, 2008

Ceci n'est pas une Tardis

Never mind the canon, feel the Cushing!

Thanks to the wonders of Amazon.co.uk cheapness, I have recently revisited the cinematic curiosity that is Dr. Who and the Daleks, also known as The First Weird Who Film With Peter Cushing In It. It was the first time I've seen it since it was a regular summer holiday TV filler in my youth, and while I can't say I've been yearning for it all these years, I thought it might still be a piece of entertaining silliness, and indeed, it is.

So much so, in fact, that it persuaded me to produce this promotional picspam, peppered with pointless or pertinent particulars. There are spoilers only in the loosest sense -- knowing the plot will not ruin your viewing experience one jot, since the story isn't really the point.*

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If you are at all tempted to view this celluloid wonder yourself, it may be an incentive to learn that the same cheapo DVD set also contains Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D., also known as The Second Weird Who Film With Peter Cushing In It, Plus Bonus Bernard Cribbins. With luck, that one will serve the same function as this one, of filling a rainy afternoon in a jolly fashion that makes no requirements on your brainpower. I'll let you know how it goes...

* But if you have any idea what the point actually IS, answers on a postcard, please.