An upcoming book will shed light on the Peter Cushing Doctor Who movies, Dr Who and the Daleks and Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.
The two films, which swapped William Hartnell for Peter Cushing as the First Doctor (and made him a human who’d invented a Tardis, which looks like his shed), were hugely popular, but are often overlooked in the history of Doctor Who, probably due to the fact they’re not considered “canon”. Nonetheless, this tome will right that wrong, promising new interviews and behind-the-scenes details, finally giving the Cushing stories the focus they deserve.
Here’s the blurb:
Dr. Who and the Daleks: The Official Story of the Films is the definitive guide to the making of Dr. Who and the Daleks and Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. The first and only big-screen adaptations of the long-running TV series, the films, starring Peter Cushing as the titular time-traveller, are beloved by fans – and the Daleks, in glorious Technicolor, have never looked better.
Author and film expert John Walsh has unearthed a treasure trove of archive material, interviews and stunning artwork, and takes us through the whole process of translating the metal monsters from small screen to big. In-depth information on the production, design, casting and special effects is accompanied by full-colour illustrations, including props, posters, and behind-the-scenes photography – making it the perfect gift for fans of the films.
Dr. Who & The Daleks — The Official Story of the Films, written by John Walsh and published by Titan Books, is out in September 2022. It’s available to pre-order now.