Posts Tagged ‘Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.’


red dalek3 – Movie Engineer Dalek

First appearance 1966 “Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.” movie

Gods holy trousers! This is what happens when you have a budget to match your expectations but want to stay loyal to the original (as oppose some cretin with no experience of the originals coming up with those travesty paradigm versions).  The first Cushing Dalek movie although great viewing as a child, when I watch it back now seems a bit naïve.  But the big screen version of Dalek Invasion of Earth is altogether a different kettle of muto kaleds. Yes it has the annoying comedy Bernard Cribbins moments but it was a much darker movie with lots of on screen exterminations especially Dortmuns heroic fatal attack and the excellent Quisling baddie, Phillip Madoc’s Brockley (you’re name vill also go in the book). It also featured one of the best flying saucers I have ever seen be it Dalek or otherwise.  The red Engineer Dalek with his silver claw appendage was the pick of a very good bunch in the film.  These Daleks were bigger and much more sturdier looking than the orignals which must have helped for the location work.

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Red Dalek – Even sexier than the naked Gemma Atkinson FHM photoshoot.

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Ferrari-tastic

Many years later while perusing a copy of FHM when it used to be a good magazine there was an article on toys you always wanted as a child and that you could theoretically buy now as an adult.  This baby was near the top of that list, and the photo on the right is the one that was in the magazine. And yes I stored it in my memory banks for the not too distant future when I could afford to buy one………  Infact if I ever come into some spare money again, I’m either going to get one of these or the next one in the countdown………..stay tuned!

 

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