June 24, 1967 in Doctor Who: The Dalek Emperor

Dalek_EmperorThe Dalek Emperor made its debut in episode 6 of the Season 4 story ‘The Evil Of The Daleks‘ and was the supreme ruler of the Dalek Empire, commanding the Dalek race and the planet Skaro.

The Emperor remained in an enormous, immobile, conical shell plugged into a corner of the control room in the Dalek City on Skaro. It was connected to the wall by tubes, and spoke in an echoing voice.

This Emperor tried to blackmail the Second Doctor. He ordered the Daleks to capture the Doctor so that they could force him to conduct research into the Human Factor. This would unlock the secrets of the Dalek Factor which was to be spread throughout all areas of human history, giving all humans the mentality of a Dalek and preventing the Great War from ever happening. He was seemingly destroyed by a civil war between humanised Daleks and un-altered Daleks. However, a light was seen blinking on its casing at the end, indicating some kind of activity.

Watch the reveal of the Emperor Dalek in this reconstruction of the lost scene from ‘The Evil Of The Daleks‘ on the ASpaceHelmet ForACow YouTube Channel.


June 24, 1977 in US cinemas: Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo

“The Love Bug falls ‘hood-over-wheels’ for a classy chassis!”

Herbie_Goes_To_Monte_Carlo-1977Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo is an American comedy adventure film and the third in a series of films made by Walt Disney Productions starring Herbie – the white 1963 Volkswagen racing Beetle with a mind of its own.

The film stars Dean Jones as returning champion race car driver Jim Douglas, joined by his somewhat cynical and eccentric riding mechanic Wheely Applegate (Don Knotts). Together with Herbie, the “Love Bug“, a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle, they are participating in the fictional Trans-France Race, from Paris, France, to Monte Carlo, Monaco. According to dialogue, they hope to stage a racing comeback in the event. [Wikipedia]

Cinema-US-06-24-1977Watch the trailer on the permvw YouTube Channel.