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Rate "The Daleks"

Post by The Co=Ordinator on Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:09 am

The second story. A story of legend. The first ever appearance of Skaro's finest.

What do you think of "The Daleks"? Have your say! Smile


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Re: Rate "The Daleks"

Post by lucy_who on Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:40 am

I love it. The Daleks have character, the Doctor is a git, Ian is suitably heroic in his cardigan, and the Thals all need a clip round the ear.

It's probably my second-favourite dalek story ever. 4/5
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Post by The Co=Ordinator on Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:29 pm

lucy_who wrote: The Daleks have character, the Doctor is a git, Ian is suitably heroic in his cardigan, and the Thals all need a clip round the ear.

You're so matronly!

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Re: Rate "The Daleks"

Post by lucy_who on Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:44 pm

The Co=Ordinator wrote:

You're so matronly!
Get knotted!
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Post by The Co=Ordinator on Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:02 pm

Yes Matron. Whatever you say Matron.

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Re: Rate "The Daleks"

Post by lucy_who on Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:04 pm

Oooh, it's just as well for him that he's fled to Rome...
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Post by Johnstone McGuckian on Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:19 am

A good story, but it's at least two episodes too long. A very high 3/5 from me.
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Post by stanmore on Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:22 pm

4/5 Wonderfully atmospheric, but with a couple of limp performances and duff characterisation (mostly in the second half). I gave it 5/5 though. We're still discussing Dr Who today, aren't we?
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Re: Rate "The Daleks"

Post by Dave Webb on Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:46 pm

It's a generally ace story, it's only one episode too long because <richard burton> no one would have believed </richard burton> that people would be more interested in the Daleks than the Thals. So the Thals get unwarranted screen time.

Although a race of pacifist farmers who have decided to live off the land in bondage trousers and bodywarmers is, frankly, groundbreaking even for the 60s.

The Doctor is awesome. Ian and Barbara are likewise awesome. For a show that was slapped together on a budget of £2 8s 6d and a bag of chips for the crew, it's amazing.

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Re: Rate "The Daleks"

Post by The Co=Ordinator on Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:02 am

lucy_who wrote:Oooh, it's just as well for him that he's fled to Rome...

What ya gonna do now I'm back? affraid

As fer the Daleks, well it's too long and Richard Martin's direction is poo (although Chris Barry's is very good). But it's a totally seminal story, as Dave said realised for 4/5ths of bugger all -so 4/5 from me.

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Re: Rate "The Daleks"

Post by Patrick on Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:56 am

Johnstone McGuckian wrote:A good story, but it's at least two episodes too long. A very high 3/5 from me.

This very nicely sums up my thoughts as well. You also get the sense, as this is the early 60s, that the show is really trying to be experiemental in its story telling. The problem is, because this is still the early days of television, at certain points, the story feels a bit more like a radio play with pictures. Still, the introduction of the Daleks is what truly cemented this show in with fandom. I'll give it a 4/5 for that.

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Post by Zoltar on Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:57 am

After pondering it a bit, I'm going with a 4/5 as well.

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Re: Rate "The Daleks"

Post by lucy_who on Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:15 pm

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Post by The Co=Ordinator on Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:10 pm

*is very afraid*

*scarpers*

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Re: Rate "The Daleks"

Post by Dave Webb on Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:57 pm

Patrick wrote: The problem is, because this is still the early days of television, at certain points, the story feels a bit more like a radio play with pictures.

really?

I would have said that the way it's put together is much more theatre than radio. I also got the feeling that there were attempts to emulate movies that were stymied by the size of the studio as well as budget concerns. There are some shots that take place in the Dalek city which look cramped, as if the camera just can't go where the director wants it to.

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Post by The Co=Ordinator on Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:17 pm

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Post by barnaby morbius on Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:31 am

this is pretty good-lots of cool bits. big up to the target book as well.
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Post by The Co=Ordinator on Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:15 am

Best novel. Evah. Written, of course, in 1965.

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Post by lucy_who on Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:14 am

I've always found the book rather odd, to be honest. Sort of a Boy's Own Mills & Boon...
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Post by andrea on Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:24 pm

lucy_who wrote:I've always found the book rather odd, to be honest. Sort of a Boy's Own Mills & Boon...
I love that description. It will amuse me for hours...
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Post by The Co=Ordinator on Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:34 pm

You ladies are so peculiar!

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Post by stanmore on Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:27 pm

lucy_who wrote:I've always found the book rather odd, to be honest. Sort of a Boy's Own Mills & Boon...

I think it was the only love story I read out of choice until I was 23.
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Post by adso on Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:28 am

As a sci-fi retelling of the King Solomon's Mnes style of adventure Romance, it's hard to beat. A touch long, but rollicking good fun. It'd be crap without Ian and Babs, mind - it's still very much their show at this point.
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