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Yeah, I get those, but WHY does this even exist? Why is this a thing? I just don't get it since these have nothing to do with the show itself.
Who cares? Its the always great Peter Cushing as Dr. Who, sit back, watch & enjoy it
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Yeah, I get those, but WHY does this even exist? Why is this a thing? I just don't get it since these have nothing to do with the show itself.
Because of the success of the Dalek serial. And to get to see the Daleks in color.

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In the early 1960s, Amicus (formed in the UK by Noo Yoik producers Subotsky and Rosenberg) were doing pretty good business shadowing the more successful Hammer films. And when Hammer diversified into family entertainment, releasing films in the summer break for the holidaying little ’uns, Amicus smelled a new commercial avenue. After the Daleks’ runaway success, Subotsky approached the BBC with a view to buying the rights and shooting a Dalek movie.
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Is it possible to follow this film without having seen any of the Dr. Who shows?

I'm planning on getting this for Peter Cushing and for the general aesthetic, but I've never followed any of the shows.
Yes. As others have said, both films are remakes of serials from the show, but are designed for those whom aren't familiar with the show (Dr. Who in the movies is a human inventor instead of a Time Lord, for example).

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Yeah, I get those, but WHY does this even exist? Why is this a thing? I just don't get it since these have nothing to do with the show itself.
Same reason as why most things exists. Money.
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Remaking UK TV shows as movies was commonplace in the pre-VHS era, especially when so many showswere wiped after transmission and never seen again. Hammer specialised in radio and TV spinoffs, from Quatermass to On the Buses, and independent companies in particular found TV a regular source of affordable properties with name recognition. Major US studios remade TV plays like Marty, 12 Angry Me, Judgment at Nuremberg and Days of Wine and Roses. Neither of these UK Dalek TV series was ever rebroadcast in the UK and remained unseen after their 1964 transmission until they were released on VHS in 1989-90. The films were literally the only version of the stories you could see for nearly a quarter of a century.

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