Dear Dr Who experts...
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Wed Oct 8 20:03:42 BST 2014
Real daleks don't climb stairs, they level the building :)
On 8 October 2014 19:55:34 Gareth Harper <spansh+london at gmail.com> wrote:
> It's not just the more recent episodes (depending on your definition of
> "recent"), the Daleks could levitate during my childhood era (80s-90s).
> I'm sure I remember an episode from the Sylvester McCoy era where the
> Daleks were chasing him and to evade them he simply ran up some stairs and
> then the daleks levitated after him. A quick google shows that the episode
> was called "remembrance of the daleks" unfortunately I don't have the time
> to wade through the many youtube clips to try and view it.
> "In the cliffhanger to the first episode, a Dalek levitates up stairs. The
> sequence was intended to put to rest a joke about the inability of the
> monsters to do so."
> The BBC's website seems to imply it's "always been that way".
> "This story reveals for the first time that the Daleks are capable of
> ascending stairs. (Although this is the first time that a Dalek is actually
> seen to ascend a flight of stairs, there is a scene in season two's The
> Chase: Journey into Terror in which such an occurrence is clearly implied;
> and season twenty-two's Revelation of the Daleks shows that both the Daleks
> and Davros are capable of hovering above the ground.)"
> According to wikipedia, season 2 was ~1965. I can't help you with the Tom
> Baker question though, it's a tiny bit before my time.
> On 8 October 2014 11:19, Nicholas Clark <nick at ccl4.org> wrote:
> > Dear Dr Who experts (I'm sure that there are many here)...
> > IIRC there's a scene in an episode of Dr Who (in Tom Baker's time) where
> > the Doctor escapes by climbing up through a hatch in the TARDIS ceiling,
> > calling down a one liner to the Daleks stuck below just before he closes it
> > 1) Am I remembering this correctly?
> > 2) If so, is a clip of this online somewhere, in an easily linkable form? *
> > Further, my understanding is that in the more recent episodes, the Daleks
> > have figured out how to overcome their previous inability to cope with
> > stairs, ladders, etc, uttering "levitate" before doing exactly that.
> > 3) Is there a representative clip of this online?
> > Nicholas Clark
> > * please don't post links to places that would make Auntie upset.
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