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The Dalek Invasion of Earth

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Reviewed By: AlfredReview Date: 10/2/15 4:29 am
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

This is one of the greats. Post-Apocalyptic Alien Invasion Masterpiece. English style.

The setting is brilliantly realised, the ensemble acting excellent. The story moves at a cracking pace with several sub-stories being developed in parallel.

The daleks are scary. The robomen rock! as zombie flunkies to the daleks.

You can watch this one over and over again.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 8/18/15 10:24 pm
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The Dalek Invasion of Earth is a fascinating story with so many great moments. However, little of it has to do with the Daleks (although the reveal of the Daleks at the end of Episode 1 is thrilling.)

The core of the Dalek Invasion of Earth is not about the Daleks but what happens in the wake of their invasion: It's a story of resistance fighters, collaborators, and the casualties of war. The third through fifth episodes are remarkably effective as the companions are separated and each goes on their own journey through this war-torn and desperate England. Barbara (with a dispirited resistance fighter), Ian (with a man search for his brother) and Susan, who along with the Doctor travel with a young David Campbell.

The story brings the first departure from the TARDIS as Susan is allowed to grow up very quickly in this her final story. The first farewell from the TARDIS crew is beautifully done with the First Doctor's speech being one of the truly iconic moments of the classic era.

The strong character plots and war drama coupled with a couple very iconic scenes make the story's problems forgivable. The biggest problem is an ending to the Dalek plot that's practically non-sensical and very hard to follow. Still, despite that, there's a lot to commend this story. It's full of gripping and powerful moments and is a must-see story.

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Reviewed By: templetongateReview Date: 5/18/12 7:38 am
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What a gorgeous story! It has breadth, depth and a teasing sense of defeat that Nation built whole other programmes on. If you've attuned yourself to the TV style of the day, and can forgive the production weaknesses (and Ford's hysteria...), then this is as good as Who got in the 1960s.
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