Have humans really seen crafts and beings from other planets? Or is there a perfectly reasonable explanation for these sightings? Featuring stories from Australia, New Zealand and around the world, Invasion Earth investigates the world's most intriguing UFO sightings to answer the age old question – are we alone?
Runtime: 60 minutes
Invasion Earth - Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. - Netflix
Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. is a 1966 British science fiction film directed by Gordon Flemyng and written by Milton Subotsky, and the second of two films based on the British science-fiction television series Doctor Who. It stars Peter Cushing in a return to the role of the eccentric inventor and time traveller Dr. Who, Roberta Tovey as Susan, Jill Curzon as Louise and Bernard Cribbins as Tom Campbell. It is the sequel to Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965). The story is based on the Doctor Who television serial The Dalek Invasion of Earth, produced by the BBC. The film was not intended to form part of the ongoing storylines 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.
Invasion Earth - Critical response - Netflix
The film was given a negative review in The Times newspaper on 21 July 1966: “The second cinematic excursion of the Daleks shows little advance on the first... The filming of all this is technically elementary... and the cast, headed by the long-suffering, much ill-used Peter Cushing, seem able, unsurprisingly, to drum up no conviction whatever in anything they are called to do. Grown-ups may enjoy it, but most children have more sense.”. (At the time of publication films were reviewed by John Russell Taylor, although during this period The Times did not name its journalists and the review is credited only to “Our Film Critic”). Radio Times gave the film three stars out of five in a retrospective review, stating “Independence Day it's not, but director Gordon Flemyng keeps the colourful action moving swiftly along to cheap and cheerful effect. Youngsters will love it, while adults will want to E-X-T-E-R-M-I-N-A-T-E Bernard Cribbins, who provides comic relief as the bumbling bobby. Yet, through all the mindless mayhem roll the ever-impressive Daleks, truly one of science fiction's greatest alien creations.” In a review of the 2013 Blu-ray release Starburst magazine’s Paul Mount said the feature was “a leaner, slicker film than its predecessor, its bigger scale and lavish location filming giving the story room to breathe and allowing for some effective action sequences, such as the rebel attack on the impressive Dalek flying saucer.” A third Dalek film, to be based on the serial The Chase, was planned but never produced because of this film's under-performance at the box office.
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