What's Worth Watching: Who Goes There

Aubry D'Arminio
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Dr.Who and the Daleks

Dr. Who and the Daleks (Thursday, 12:30a/11:30c, TCM)

Doctor Who got big in 1965. And by that, I mean in size. British production company Amicus (think: Hammer Films with even less money for sets and costumes) released the franchise's feature debut, Dr. Who and the Daleks, starring horror movie icon Peter Cushing in the titular role. (Here, he's not a Time Lord but literally a doctor with the surname "Who.") It's not great: The Doctor, his granddaughters, and one of their boyfriends accidentally land on a planet where the Daleks are brutalizing the humanoid Thals, and inspire the latter to fight back. And it's not considered part of the Who cannon. But it's definitely worth a look for completists.