Friday, 4 July 2008

Did the Earth move for you?

The Daleks take control of London in the 1964

adventure “The Dalek Invasion Of Earth”

In the last episode, the Earth was stolen, but its not the first time that someone or something tried to move the Earth. In the episode 'The Dalek Invasion Of Earth, which was first aired on 21st November 1964, starring the late William Hartnell (8th January 1908 - 23rd April 1975).


The TARDIS materialises in London sometime after the year 2164. Dalek invaders are now ruling the Earth with the aid of humans converted into zombie-like Robomen, but they are opposed by a group of resistance fighters led by the wheelchair-using Dortmun.

The travellers discover that the Daleks have established a huge mine in Bedfordshire, their aim being to remove the Earth's core using a huge bomb and replace it with a powerful drive system so that they can pilot the planet around the galaxy. Ian manages to create a barrier in the shaft in order to intercept the bomb. The resulting explosion destroys the Daleks and their mine and creates a huge volcanic eruption.

Susan has fallen in love with resistance fighter David Campbell, and the Doctor decides to leave her on Earth to find a new life with him, while he continues on his travels with Ian and Barbara.


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