YMMV / Dr. Who and the Daleks


  • Broken Base: Opinion is sharply divided amongst Doctor Who fans as to the quality of the films as, from the Doctor being a human named Dr. Who to the interior of the TARDIS, it's very hard to find common ground. Still, most fans agree that the production values, sets on Skaro, and special effects are fantastic.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: The film's version of Susan is widely agreed to be perhaps the best thing about it, for coming across as more fearless and competent than her much older counterpart in the TV series.
  • Funny Moments: When they're trying to disable their Dalek captor:
    Barbara: Dalek!
    Dalek (turns head to look at her): Yes?
    (The Dalek takes a handful of refried beans to the eyestalk)
  • Older Than They Think:
    • Taking full advantage of the colour technology provided by the cinema, the Daleks are all sorts of colours — which helped inspire Steven Moffat's Dalek overhaul.
    • Terry Nation himself alluded to ideas of a "pecking order" among his creations in interviews and other material.
  • The Scrappy: Ian, for being reduced from the quick-thinking man of action of his televised counterpart to being a complete and utter buffoon.