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Dr Who and the Daleks (1965)

The Fantastic, Amazing Daleks Are Here!

An eccentric inventor and his companions travel in his TARDIS to the Planet Skaro and battle the evil menace of the Daleks.

Dr. Who and the Daleks is a 1965 British science fiction film directed by Gordon Flemyng and written by Milton Subotsky, and the first of two films based on the British science-fiction television series Doctor Who. It stars Peter Cushing as Dr. WhoRoberta Tovey as Susan, Jennie Linden as Barbara, and Roy Castle as Ian. It was followed by Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966).

The story is based on the Doctor Who television serial The Daleks, produced by the BBC. Filmed in Technicolor, it is the first Doctor Who story to be made in colour and in a widescreen format. The film was not intended to form part of the ongoing story-lines of the television series. Elements from the programme are used, however, such as various characters, the Daleks and a police box time machine, albeit in re-imagined forms.

Original theatrical banner, Dr Who and the Daleks
Original theatrical banner

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The Daleks were a warrior race made up of genetically engineered mutants belonging to fundamental DNA type 467-989 who were originally from the planet Skaro. The mutants were usually encased inside armor consisting of polycarbide and the metal Dalekanium.

On many occasions, the Daleks openly acknowledged a single Time Lord, the Doctor, as their greatest enemy. The Doctor described them likewise, and, in their tenth incarnation, stated that a Dalek was “not just metal, it [was] alive,” that “inside that shell, there [was] a creature born to hate, whose only thought [was] to destroy everything and everyone that [wasn’t] a Dalek, too.” The Tenth Doctor also noted that from birth, the Daleks were encased in a cold metal shell unable to feel anything, claiming that was why they “scream[ed].” The War Doctor also said that Daleks were “not robots”, but “savage, incredibly intelligent, living, breathing creatures housed inside a war tank”.

By Tony Hisgett from Birmingham, UK - Dalek 4Uploaded by tm, CC BY 2.0,
By Tony Hisgett from Birmingham, UK – Dalek 4Uploaded by tm, CC BY 2.0,

The Daleks fought the Time Lords in the Last Great Time War, ending in the near-total destruction of the Dalek race until they rebuilt their empire by using a progenitor. Intensely xenophobic and bent on universal domination, the Daleks were hated and feared throughout time and space. Their goal was to eradicate all non-Dalek life, as programmed by their creator.


Medium construct (Dalek), lawful evil

Armor Class 21 (exterior battle armour)

Hit Points 37 (6d8 + 18)

Speed 30 ft., fly 30 ft. (hover)

Abilities Str 12 (+1), Dex 10 (+0), Con 16 (+3), Int 17 (+3), Wis 12 (+1), Cha 7 (-2)

Skills History +6, Perception +7

Damage Resistances cold, fire

Damage Immunities bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical weapons

Senses darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 17

Languages all

Challenge 5 (1,800 XP)

“Exterminate!” Once per turn, the Dalek can deal an extra 7 (2d6) damage to a creature it hits with a weapon attack if the Dalek is within 5 feet of one of its allies that isn’t incapacitated.


Multiattack. The Dalek makes two attacks with its gunstick.

PlungerMelee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 27 (6d8) psychic damage. The target must succeed on a DC 14 Intelligence saving throw or its hit point maximum is reduced by an amount equal to the damage taken. This reduction lasts until the creature finishes a long rest. The target dies if this effect reduces its hit point maximum to 0.

GunstickRanged Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, range 100/300 ft., one target. Hit: 13 (3d8) radiant damage.

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