Only in the 1960s could a race of monstrous aliens take hold of the British public - so much so that they rivaled four lads and their music.
Of the latter, I'm talking about Ron, Nasty, Stig and Barry...but I'm currently talking about the Daleks, who inspired two British theatrical film spin-offs....one of which we'll be showing as part of our regular screenings at Third Coast.
In July, we'll be viewing Dr Who and the Daleks (and yes, that is the film's title) from 1965: the first time Doctor Who was presented in color; presented on the big screen; and with a slightly more adventurous budget.
Featuring Peter Cushing as the Doctor, this is going to be very unfamiliar territory; like the 1996 TV Movie with Paul McGann, it has a very....curious take on the material, but given that it was meant as a family film (and with an eye towards breaking other markets), it doesn't quite "read" well as Doctor Who proper. However, there's enough of the same spirit of adventure in this film that permeates both the classic and new series....and which will encourage at least one hard-core fan to dismiss it as "not canon".
For the rest of us, it's playful fun. And hope you can join us for this event.