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5.0 out of 5 stars those brilliant, unsentimental days...
Sure, we're all agreed that 'Genesis' is a high water mark for the series, but I think what distinguishes it is its profound atmosphere of unease, which in turn is established by the unsparing, unsentimental and convincing presentation of cruelty. Both impart a grim urgency that is absolutely lacking in contemporary television. Davros is frightening, as he should be. The...
Published on 27 Jun. 2006 by Graeme Testes

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Son desperately wanted to see the old episodes but they do seem so dated to the young generation which was only to be expected.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ... old grandson loves the old dr who's not scary like the modern ones, 2 Mar. 2015
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My 6year old grandson loves the old dr who's not scary like the modern ones.
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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Biggest Doctor Who fan ever says, 13 Nov. 2006
This review is from: Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks [DVD] [1975] (DVD)
WHAT A GREAT STORY!

Hailed as the number one Doctor Who story, which I think it deserves, this story is dark, suspensive, imaginitive, fantastic, marvolous, brilliant, excerlant, aweing (as in awe- inspiring) and every other good descriptive word you can think of. Terry Nation's penultimate Dalek story is the best in The Daleks and Doctor Who's story. The creation of Micheal Wisher's (and later that goodison bloke's (or what ever is name was)and Terry Maloy's) Davros is one highlight of the story.

The Timelords send The Doctor, Sara- Jane and Harry to Skaro to prevent the creation of The Daleks but crippled, Kaled scientist Davros wont head The Doctors warning to stop the prevention of his Daleks. so the Doctor has to use force. What will happen? A need for every doctor who fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Genesis of the Daleks = Numero Uno, 20 April 2006
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This is one of the best Doctor who stories ever and certainly the best dalek one. True the content is a bit graphic for a family programme but I believe that it is not used in excess. If you want a story of just killing, killing and more killing then I suggest you stay away from this story. This story is much more intellectual and focuses not on the Daleks but more on Davros. Although the title is Genesis of the daleks the Daleks do not appear much but when they do, they are used to great effect. Plus there are some really cool special features. Buy this DVD if you are a true fan of Doctor who or the Daleks
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best story ever, 14 Aug. 2009
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I think this is the best Dalek story ever let alone best story ever!(that's saying something because i've seen a lot of Dalek stories!)
This is also a great introduction for Davros. It is also interesting to see how the Daleks were (apparently) created.
So if you are in need of a Dalek story get Genisis!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Doctor Who at it's very peak, 8 Mar. 2013
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This is "probably" among the very best best Dr Who stories ever made. In the expanded entire realm of science fiction, film and television, this can really hold it's head up high. The actors, the production team, the writers, the camera team, they should all be rightly proud of themselves.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Doctor Who stories., 30 Sept. 2014
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Brilliant Doctor Who story, possibly my favourite.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "Heil Kaleds, I'm home!", 7 Oct. 2008
This review is from: Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks [DVD] [1975] (DVD)
Genesis is of course the story of how the Daleks were created. It shouldn't disappoint because although there are some silly ideas in it e.g., at war for 1,000 years the Thals have only just thought of launching a big missile at the Kaleds, it has been made with such energy and panache that you can't help but be entertained.
Naturally there is a bit of padding at 6 episodes long, but you will rarely find it dragging.
Uncle Tom is in commanding form, being ready to switch off Davros' life support (and Tom plays it like he means it) 1 minute, & debating philosophically the next. He tries to divert Davros from his destructive course but his voice tells us he doesn't think it's going to work. there is some lovely underplayed emotion as he believes his companions dead.
Lis Sladen and Ian marter are a great team for Tom and it works now to have Sarah almost order the Doctor to destroy the Daleks.
There is a marvellous villain in Michael Wisher's Davros, still the best one even though Terry Molloy & Julian Bleach have given him a run for his money. Many of the most chilling moments originate with him. there are subtleties that make his later ranting all the more effective.
A terrific Goebbels like sidekick in Peter Miles' Nyder. A dreadfully creepy man.
Allo Allo fans should watch out for a young Lt Gruber and General Von Klinkerhoffen!
Direction is good, shooting the Daleks from unusual angles and this couples well with very moody lighting. Bags of atmosphere that was criticised at the time for its grimness.
The downside inevitably includes some effects which have not stood the test of time e.g. some giant clams and I was never convinced even at 9 years old by having Uncle Tom attacked by boiled cabbage at the end of part 5! Minor quibbles.

The extras are marvellous with full blooded documentaries on both the Daleks' history and the making of the story. On the making of, naughty Uncle Tom gets bored and pretends his ex-wife has rung but he still has good stories as they all do. Peter Miles and Guy Siner have some interesting observations on the Baker acting style. Archive footage of the late Michael Wisher is included giving his welcome memories. There is an annoying Teach Yourself Dalek in 6 easy lesson and the back lighting for John Scott martin turns his hair into orange candy floss!Great stuff all the same.
On the Dalek history a mixture of people including some superfans talk us through the Dalek story.
Yes there's a Tommentary and he gets a lot of people to play with Lis, Peter Miles etc. and memories of Michael Wisher & Ian Marter abound. Fines stuff but not quite as bonkers as normal.
Great package for a classic story! For all fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 9 Feb. 2015
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Great. Thanks. The kids enjoyed it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars well satisfied., 24 April 2015
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Received on time, well satisfied.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 22 Mar. 2015
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great item
would buy again
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