January 12, 2005

Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150AD

Recently I've been watching Doctor Who: Daleks Invasion Earth 2150AD with Peter Cushing and Bernard Cribbin. It's quality celluloid (or perhaps quality pitted aluminium and polycarbonate in these modern times) and I strongly recommend it. The soundtrack is especially good, with some toe-tapping jazz during the action sequences and some appropriately funny scoring during the all important comedy moments.

It's nice to see that in London in 2150AD advertising styling has reverted almost two hundred years, and that Harp is still selling. In fact, they will be releasing a new blonde lager I for one am looking forward to trying, if the Doc ever feels like giving me a lift to London 2149AD. It must be a society-wide trend because the Underground has gone back to vintage style station design, and the Circle and District lines have been closed at Embankment. Maybe they go to Charing Cross.

One thing I don't remember from when I was young is how useless both the Doctor and his enemies are. Doctor Who seems to have no special skills or cunning whatsoever, and gets out of the scrapes he blunders into due to the even greater incompetence of the Daleks who, in turn, don't have any obvious planet-conquering talent. I'll have to watch some of the series and see if the film is a reflection or an aberration.

Posted by Oxygenik at January 12, 2005 12:09 PM
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