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on 27 February 2015
Classic Who,as good as i remember.If you like Tom Baker,Elisabeth Sladen and/or Daleks - Buy this!
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on 28 June 2011
it was great to watch this again.classic dr who with one of the best doctors and his best assistant ever in sarah jane smith.fantastic
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on 12 August 2013
This is the best episode of the classic doctor who never get bored of this episode love the 4 th doctor and if couse the daleks brill
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on 27 April 2013
Watch this film and loved it. It says it is the #1 doctor who story every told ad you can see why a must buy for all doctor who fans.
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on 15 February 2014
AS A 70;S BOY I LOVED DR WHO AND THIS SERIES WAS FANTASTIC AND HOW WELL IT WAS DONE THAT LONG AGO.WELL WORTH BUYING GREAT FUN
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on 16 November 2011
Great value, full length feature and a couple of documentaries making 4 hours in all. Perhaps the most chilling Dalek story.
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on 29 December 2013
Excellent classic Tom Baker Doctor Who - What more can I say a classic I remember (sort of) from Childhood
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on 26 October 2013
Amazing adventure no wonder this is one of the top 10 adventures. Also Tom baker one of the best doctors.
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on 7 October 2008
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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on 23 March 2015
Best Tom Baker story of his Doctor Who Tenure - and probably the best story of the whole series!
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