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5.0 out of 5 stars Doctor Who - Genesis of the Daleks (1975) - When the 4th Doctor, Sarah Jane and Harry sees the start of `The Daleks', 21 Mar. 2014
This review is from: Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks [DVD] [1975] (DVD)
In March 1975, the 4th Doctor (Tom Baker) took Sarah Jane Smith (Elizabeth Sladen) and Harry Sullivan (Ian Merter) to witness the creation of the most evil and angry monsters known to the entire universe `THE DALEKS'. It not only the Daleks that both the 4th Doctor and his companions have to face, but for the first time the Doctor has to face the Evil, Twisted, and Psychotic Megomanic `Davros' played excellently by the greatest actor to portray this monstrous cyborg, the late and great Michael Wisher.

Both Tom Baker (The 4th Doctor), Elizabeth Sladen (Sarah-Jane Smith), and Ian Marter (Harry Sullivan) all shine in every six episodes. What make this `5 star' adventure spellbinding is that the supporting cast such of Peter Myles shines as `Davros' evil and cold depute `Nyder' to the Kalid Rebels and Scientist who are scared and frightened of the `Daleks' ranging from James Garbett as Ronson, Dennis Chinnery as Gharman, Tom Georgeson as Kavill, and `Allo', `Allo' actor `Guy Siner' as `Ravon' who live under the Kalad dome to the outsiders such as Harriet Philpin as Thal Rebel `Bettan' to Stephen Yardley as `Sevrin' a `Muto' who helps Sarah Jane survive the outskirts of the Dalek's home world `Skaro'.

To all Long-Term and New `Whovians', please get this `Five' Star epic. But one thing, I would love to see also is the completed version of Tom Baker's Doctor Who 1979 unfinished and incomplete adventure `Shada'. I do apologise about mention again and again, but in my opinion I think that 3D realistic CGI is needed, and Tom Baker, Lalla Ward, John Leeson, Christopher Neame, Daniel Hill and the other cast members of 'Shada' could be done by using the same method by combining live action which includes Acting Extras to portray the Main Cast in reproduced and replica costumes with blue masks for the realistic CGI animated faces to be added on, and the Timelord Prisioners on 'Shada' in matching late 1970s sci-fi prison outfits and 1970's style wigs (the same techniques as the re-vamp Star Wars Movies), blue screen and digital enhanced voice recording technology to 3-D Animate and Construct Tom Baker's missing and incomplete 1979 adventure `Shada' instead of bone-idle, lazy, lacklustre, pathetic and incomplete 1992 VHS version released by BBC 2E.

Iain Levine out of his own pocket had already had the completed version of `Shada' completed with both Lalla Ward, Christopher Neame, John Leeson (who is providing the voice of K-9, instead of David Briarley), Dennis Hill and the other cast member. Iain Levine employed a voice over actor who impersonated both Tom Baker's and Dennis Carey's voices, so the project was already done. It was only some closed minded person form BBC E2 who put a stop to it, it could have been the high fee from the Douglas Adam estate or the animation wasn't up to scratch, but a lot of Whovian including myself are curious of finding out what `Shada' would have been like if the 1979 strike never happened, and they are pleased that his televised completed adventures are now released, but to me and several Whovians feel that the Tom Baker era of Doctor Who is only 96% complete.

For all long-term Whovians, please start an on-line petition campaign on `E-Mail', 'Facebook' and 'Twitter' to ask Planet55\Quintas Entertainment to bring out the full and complete 3D animated version of 'Shada' to be released as a 'Special Edition' DVD to mark a tribute to writer Douglas Adams, producer Graham Williams, Director Pennant Roberts, actor Dennis Carey and to celebrate Tom Baker's 80th Birthday for 2014, come on BBC E2, please listen to the long-term fans for ONCE!!!
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Initial post: 27 Jul 2014 20:26:35 BDT
Fantastic passionate review of a absolute classic, Superb reviewing sir.
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