Flight Through Eternity

Over at Coronas of the Sun I’m sampling the many delights of The Chase ……..

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The opening scene in the Daleks’ time machine is pretty impressive.  The set (designed by Raymond Cusick) looks substantial and has some groovy 1960’s embellishments – such as the spinning wall designs.  It’s also populated with quite a few Daleks – true, at least one is a cardboard cutout and others are cannibalised from the Peter Cushing movie, but it all helps to create the impression of a decent fighting force.  It’s therefore a pity that one of the Daleks is rather hesitant (“umm err”) which rather destroys the illusion.  This wasn’t scripted but seems to have been a gag dropped in during rehearsals.  It’s another moment that chips away at the invulnerability of the Daleks, although there’s worse to come ….

The TARDIS next drops our intrepid time-travellers off at the top of the Empire State Building.  This is the cue for a number of interesting American accents.  The…

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