‘Genesis Of The Daleks’

I don’t remember seeing this the first time around, but I wasn’t quite 5 years old at the time, so that’s not entirely surprising. Although I do remember the credits changing to this weird tunnel when Tom Baker became the Doctor.

"Genesis Of The Daleks" has been voted the best Dr.Who story by fans. It’s pretty good. It keeps the traditional Dr.Who values of almost no budget, shockingly bad acting from the minor characters, sets that wobble and monsters that are genuinely scary.

Tom Baker plays the Doctor and I’d forgotten how good he was – he brings a slightly manic insanity to the role that you just couldn’t get with any other actor.

This story leans heavily on the ‘Daleks are like Nazis’ angle, even featuring appearance by Guy Siner who a decade later played a Nazi in the sitcom ‘Allo Allo’.

There is an awful lot of running up and down corridors, but that is to be expected.

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