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PostSubject: 010 - The Dalek Invasion of Earth   Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:24 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 010 - The Dalek Invasion of Earth   Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:08 pm

Pretty good story overall, but like The Daleks, a little on the long side. The shots of the Daleks and our heroes in the empty London streets is quite eerie to watch.

The First Doctor's farewell to Susan was excellently played by William Hartnell.

One of his shining moments.

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PostSubject: Re: 010 - The Dalek Invasion of Earth   Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:19 pm

Yes, it is long and epic. But it is fantastic. Like The Daleks, take it in small bits! seeing the Daleks on Earth and in London was amazing. Something that would be echoed years later with the Cybermen in The Invasion.

And Hartnell's farewell to Susan was indeed fantastic. So much so that it was this scene that was used in The Five Doctors to included him in the special episode.

And unlike Leela and Andred, Susan and David actually did develop a bit of chemistry through out the episode.

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PostSubject: Re: 010 - The Dalek Invasion of Earth   Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:29 pm

To me, the second Dalek story is superior to their debut. The danger seems greater and the underground resistance fighters make it much more identifiable as a viewer.

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PostSubject: Re: 010 - The Dalek Invasion of Earth   Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:29 pm

Great story! Agreed with the above, I favour this over The Daleks. Very creepy! Would have benefited from being shorter but it's forgiven. The props, sets and on-location scenes make this serial fantastic and much more believable than some other stories from this era (and considering how small their budgets were, they did a brilliant job). It adds a greater sense of realism to the story.

What also adds realism to the story is the clear and unsubtle Nazi and Holocaust imagery; you can see the Holocaust parallels in this story and it reminds you that things like this could happen in real life, things like this DID happen. This story really makes you see the Daleks for the monsters they are. Of course, it doesn't make you hate the Daleks, because clearly it's fictional and not as graphical, but you get my point.

And of course, the legendary farewell to Susan is great. Not only is it well-performed on Hartnell's part but you can see genuine emotion there. Makes it all the more sadder.

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