LONG LIVE THE SWING-ING SIX-TIES!

Last night I watched the first Peter Cushing Dr. Who movie. It’s not very good; the main selling point of the movie was clearly "see Daleks in widescreen technicolor". That said, it’s nice to see 1960s Who done with some production value. Some of the matte paintings let it down a bit, but gleaming colour Daleks with believable gun effects make up for a lot. The design of the Dalek Control Center with its rotating consoles is an especially nice touch. Did the set designers really have to spoil it by giving the Daleks faddish home decoration items though?

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