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Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.

Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. (1966)

September. 05,1966
| Science Fiction Family

Doctor Who and his companions are hurled into the future and make a horrifying discovery: the Daleks have conquered Earth! The metal fiends have devastated entire continents and turned the survivors into Robomen.


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Claudio Carvalho

When there is a shop´s heist, policeman Tom Campbell (Bernard Cribbins) runs to a police station that is indeed the TARDIS. He encounters Dr. Who (Peter Cushing), his niece Louise (Jill Curzon) and his granddaughter Susan (Roberta Tovey) that are departing to the year 2150. They find London completely destroyed and discover that the Daleks have invaded Earth. There is a resistance movement but most of the survivors have turned into soldiers called Robomen or have been forced to work in a mine for the Daleks. What will happen to the travelers?The naïve "Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D." is another funny entertainment for children and for adults in a Saturday afternoon. The art direction is also very poor, the plot is also silly but the film is colt for many viewers. My vote is six.Title (Brazil): "Ano 2150 - A Invasão da Terra" ("Year 2150 - The Invasion of the Earth")


This second outing for Peter Cushing's Doctor Who benefits from a bigger budget, which at least translates into a far larger cast than the preceding movie and bigger, if not better sets and special effects.Oddly still travelling with his young grandchild, Susan, he gets a new grown-up couple who act in the act same way as their predecessors. Thus comedic actor Bernard Cribbins gets a fairly cringe-worthy silent comedy scene, just like Roy Castle's Ian did the time before.As a movie it's again shot in bright colour, with multicoloured Daleks by the score, with another easy-to-follow plot of the Daleks trying to conquer earth, this time by using assimilated earthmen as robotic slaves to construct a giant mine to blow out the earth's magnetic core, making it possible for them to rule the planet. Naturally, the Doctor turns up and has something to say about that, eventually having the last word, in a fairly laughable explosive finish which wouldn't have been out of place in Gerry Anderson's string-bound animation of the time.Never mind, there's a bit more characterisation this time with the treacherous side of humans shown in the duplicitous characters played by Philip Madoc's black-marketeer and Sheila Steafel and her mother trading in Susan and Andrew Keir's gruff rebel to the Daleks for extra food.Peter Cushing is again charming in the title role and young Ray Brooks shines in a slightly under-written part in what is a reasonably entertaining British sci-fi feature, the better for being set in Earth's future, thus helping the viewer to identify more with their oppressed fellow-humans' plight.


This was an attempt to cash in on the popularity of the Doctor Who television show by making it into a big screen movie. Instead of using William Hartnell, who had played the role on TV, they used venerable Hammer actor Peter Cushing.The notion is that the TARDIS visits 2150 London (which looks amazing like 1965 London after it's been bombed to rubble) and finds that the Daleks have taken over the planet despite having been apparently destroyed in the first film. Daleks are like cockroaches, you can never seem to permanently kill them off. Anyway, lot of meandering scenes, largely because they modified the meandering six part serial this was based on without bothering to tighten up the script.Cushing seems disinterested in the first half of the movie, only really coming through in the second half.A curious film, maybe of interest to hard-core Doctor Who fans.

Neil Welch

Well, it's nostalgic alright.And it looks quite good, if dated (comical to note the very early product placement for Sugar Puffs, a quid pro quo for their ponying up part of the finance).Cribbins does OK as the time-displaced policeman - not the most obvious action hero to spring to mind, but credible as an everyman.I can't believe I never spotted the flying saucer wires when I was a kid - the saucer itself is quite good, incidentally.Philip Madoc gets blown up. Pike's revenge, I say.For a film set 200 years in the future, there's some very dated motor vehicles knocking around.Don't expect Star Wars, and you'll probably be OK.