Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150AD – when Bernard Cribbins first helped Doctor Who

IT IS only a few days now until the End of Time Part One, when Bernard Cribbins becomes the Doctor’s companion again.

As everyone knows, it won’t be the first time, with Cribbins helping Peter Cushing‘s Doctor defeat the Daleks in Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150AD, a Doctor Who film from 1966.

Cribbins played policeman Tom Campbell, who wandered into the Tardis and ended up being taken to the future where the Daleks rule the world. Click through for the video.

Have you seen it? I remember watching it on a Saturday morning when I was very young and being very taken by the London Underground base of the human resistance and the shattered vision of Earth, as well as the Robomen, humans the Daleks have brainwashed. (I also love the way the voiceover man explains who they are and why twice in the trailer, just in case we didn’t get it)

Cushing made a good Doctor too, obviously a Hartnell-influenced one, and completely human in these films (They also made Doctor Who and the Daleks). Here the character is an elderly inventor, despite the storylines following those already seen in the TV series.

Although they aren’t considered canon, for obvious reasons, they are great fun and very of their time, from the design of the sets and that Dalek spaceship to theuse of colour, filming and acting style. You can buy the films by clicking here.

Cribbins is great too, as he has been this time around. Here’s hoping he gets a fitting send off over the festive period alongside David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor.

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  • ali machray

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    Neil – so cool. Visually stunning. Am now looking forward to Dr Who for first time in forty years. Superb blog.

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