A brilliant scientist, the Doctor, is transported into the future by the TARDIS. He arrives at the height of the crisis, bringing with him his niece, Louise, his granddaughter, Susan, and Tom, a passing policeman who stumbled into the machine when the controls were already set.
As the party from the present survey the desolate future, a Dalek saucer flies in to land in Chelsea. Two resistance fighters, David and Wyler, escort the girls to safety in their hideaway. But the Doctor and Tom are taken as prisoners to the spaceship. Despite widely broadcast threats of extermination, the morale of the resistance fighters remains high.
They gallantly attack the spaceship with hand-made bombs. David helps the Doctor escape. But Louise - separated from the resistance fighters - is left behind with Tom inside the spaceship. And the Daleks, immune immune to Human bombs, emerge the victors.
Wylen returns to the resistance headquarters to take Susan and their crippled leader, Dortmun, to greater safety in the suburbs. As they leave they are menacingly surrounded by Daleks. Dortmun hurtles his wheelchair forward and is brutally exterminated. But Susan and Wyler accelerate through in a speeding van.
Forced to run for it when their van is ray-bombed by the spaceship, Susan and Wyler seek refuge in a cottage, where a family work at clothing the slaves. Desperate for food, the family betray them to the Daleks and the fugitives are taken as prisoners to the Bedfordshire mine.
When the spaceship lands Louise and Tom escape through a disposal chute. In the mine they meet the Doctor and David who have discovered the cause of the invasion. The Daleks' aim is to blast out the planet's metallic core through a fracture in the Earth's crust and pilot it as a spaceship. But the Doctor has also discovered the fatal weakness of the metal invaders. Any deviation in the aiming of their bomb would unleash a strong force of magnetic energy and destroy them.
himself at the master microphone, the Doctor commands: "Robomen attack
the Daleks." Under cover of battle, Tom boards up the main
shaft of the mine and the bomb explodes in the wrong place, at the working
time. Sucked into the core of the Earth, the metal invaders are
exterminated. And human beings are once again masters of their planet.
Who: Peter Cushing
Producer: Joe Vegoda
Released on video in the U.K. in PAL format from Warner Home Video . (catalogue #30825), Widescreen Version. Also released in U.S. and Canada (catalogue # S038328.) in NTSC format - (ASIN #6303094899).
on DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment November 20, 2001.
released in Britain in 1966, Invasion Earth 2150 is another retelling
of a Daleks's story, Dalek Invasion of Earth. Louise, like Barbara in
the first film, is a relative of Doctor Who, this time his niece; she,
too, is already familiar with the capabilities of TARDIS at the outset.
However, like Ian before him, Special Constable Tom Campbell is a newcomer,
mistaking TARDIS for a real Police Box while attempting to foil a jewel
robbery. Rather than attempting to return his companions to contemporary
London, Doctor Who is deliberately setting out an expedition to the city
in the year 2150. As well as different opening, a different ending was
created. Since Roberta Tovey's Susan was obviously too young to be married
off to freedom fighter David Campbell. David loses not only his love interest
but his surname in the move to the big screen, changing the latter to
Tom. Other minor character changes include resistance man Tyler becoming
Wyler, and privateer Ashton becoming Brockley. The character of Jenny
the camera pans quickly from right to left in the food room, you can see
the Robotising room in the background.