Film: Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.
Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.
is the 1966 sequel to Dr. Who and the Daleks
. The film follows in its predecessor's footsteps: Peter Cushing
is Dr. Who, the Daleks are being nefarious and the whole thing is in colour!
Just as the first film was a remake of the TV story "The Daleks"
, this is a remake of the second Dalek story "The Dalek Invasion of Earth"
. In it, the Daleks have invaded Earth
and are planning to excavate the core and turn the planet into a giant spaceship. Luckily, Dr. Who is on hand to save the day with help from his granddaughter Susan, his niece Louise, and a policeman named Tom Campbell.
Has nothing to do with Earth 2150
Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. provides examples of the following tropes:
- Adaptational Wimp: Louise is significantly less badass than Barbara was in the TV story, with some of Barbara's most impressive moments given to the rebel Wyler. If anything, Louise seems more based on the subsequent female companions from the show, Vicki and Dodo.
- Alien Invasion: Guess who!
- Alternate Continuity: Let us count the ways!
- The character of the Time Lord known as The Doctor has become the human scientist called Dr. Who.
- He has a niece as well as a granddaughter.
- Susan is prepubescent.
- His ship is known as Tardis (note the lack of the definitive article) and looks like a jumbled mess inside (even moreso than the canon TARDIS).
- Cardboard Prison: Invoked by the Daleks as an intelligence test for captives.
- Les Collaborateurs
- Compressed Adaptation: From six 25-minute episodes (174 minutes) to one 81-minute film. And the ending introduces us to the new companion. One notable effect is that the Doctor and David are able to walk from London to Bedfordshire in the same time it takes the Daleks' spaceship to fly there.
- Failed a Spot Check: Our heroes walk out the door, closing it behind them to reveal a message written on the door.
- Food Pills: The Robomen are fed something like these.
- Hand Wave: See the explanation for the TARDIS interior in the last movie? The Doctor manages to out-BS that.
Dr. Who: Just as time should be considered the fourth dimension, so Space should be the fifth dimension, for Space knows no boundaries and is timeless.
- Highly Conspicuous Uniform: The Robomen, dressed in drab jumpsuits on television, wear shiny black latex jumpsuits and crash-helmet things.
- Look Behind You: Dr. Who uses this to distract all the Daleks in the room.
- Pretend To Be Brainwashed: Tom has to pretend to be a Roboman. Played largely for laughs.
- Product Placement: Sugar Puffs helped finance the film. It shows.
- Putting a Hand over His Mouth: Happens to Louise several times in the movie. The Italian advertising even added an image of a Roboman doing it to her onto the poster.
- Resistance Is Futile: "PEOPLE OF LONDON. SHOW YOURSELVES IN THE STREETS!"
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Louise and Tom replace Barbara and Ian.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Philip Madoc's character is "rewarded" by the Daleks with extermination.
- You Look Familiar
- Tom Campbell is played by Bernard Cribbins, who would reappear in Doctor Who as Wilfred Mott, Donna Noble's grandfather.
- Philip Madoc, who plays the spiv who betrays the Doctor to the Daleks, would also go on to play a number of memorable guest roles in 1960s-70s Who.