Comet TV Airing the Doctor Who Movies!
Oooh, set the DVR! This month, Comet TV will be airing the two theatrical Dr. Who movies, starring Peter Cushing as the time traveler.
Now, bear in mind, they aren’t actually very good, but if you’re a fan, there’s still an understandable desire to check them out.
Dr. Who and The Daleks, loosely based on the second TV story, The Daleks, debuted in 1965. In it, Dr. Who is a human inventor, accompanied by his two granddaughters, Susan (Roberta Tovey, younger than the teen in the TV show) and Barbara (Jennie Linden), and Barbara’s boyfriend Ian (Roy Castle).
It was followed by 1966’s Daleks’ Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.. It’s reportedly a bit better than the first one.
Dr. Who and The Daleks will air at the following times, with Daleks’ Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. airing just after (so add 2 hours to the times below):
Saturday, July 8 at 2 PM / 1 PM Central
Tuesday, July 11 at 4 PM / 3 PM Central
Thursday, July 27 at 4 PM / 3 PM Central
Also airing on Comet this month are a whole fleet of Godzilla movies, two every Saturday night; the Charlton Heston cult classic Soylent Green; and near the end of the month, Sometimes They Come Back, a horror movie starring Tim Matheson based on a Stephen King short story.
Update: Having just watched the first one, it’s thrilling seeing the Dalek, Thals, and alien settings in full color, but Dr. Who doesn’t actually do much.