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Good and scarey Daleks

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CATRIONA, aged eight, found Dr Who and the Daleks In "Seven Keys to Doomsday" (Ade1phi) "very good and scarey."

"The action," she explained. "took place on the mysterious planet of Karn, somewhere in space and time" where the exterminable Daleks were plotting to garner all the material substance of the universe, no less, unto their tinny selves, helped by "horrible creatures called Clawrantulars."

With the aid of nine projection screens, clouds of smoke, and flashing lights, these monsters looked very nasty indeed, crawling among fantastic vegetation with claws raised to strike. Catriona reckoned at all 'half funny and half serious," but dismissed Trevor Martin's Dr Who as "a bit stupid," despite has wizardry with the faithfully reproduced tardis.

Her verdict that "the Daleks were good," however, was obviously shared by every child in the house.

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  • APA 6th ed.: (1974-12-23). Good and scarey Daleks. The Herald p. 5.
  • MLA 7th ed.: "Good and scarey Daleks." The Herald [add city] 1974-12-23, 5. Print.
  • Chicago 15th ed.: "Good and scarey Daleks." The Herald, edition, sec., 1974-12-23
  • Turabian: "Good and scarey Daleks." The Herald, 1974-12-23, section, 5 edition.
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