#MONSTERMONDAY! BROCKLEY! Ok not a 'monster' by our usual standards, but certainly a bounder, spiv and opportunist! Phillip Madoc's playing of what is written as quite a small role, would have been no big deal in perhaps any other actors hands. But Madoc makes him a real slime ball and a character that many do actually remember from Daleks Invasion of Earth 2150 AD. He double crossed Cushing's Doctor and friends, to lead them right into the hands... er.. claws, sink-plunger (??) of the dreaded Daleks.
AS USUAL, AT OUR PCAS FACEBOOK FAN PAGE WE ASKED YOU TO VOTE ON, IF BROCKLEY SHOULD BE THROWN IN OUR #MONSTERMONADY DUNGEON. BELOW ARE SOME OF YOUR COMMENTS:
E.HOW: 'A great example of how genuinely creepy and unsettling British sci-fi can be. The (accurate) depiction of human nature, and the recognition that even in the face of the most implacable and inhuman of enemies, some will still always choose to collaborate to save their own skin, or feather their own nest'.
S.HARBY: 'Madoc's vocal delivery of every line is a delight. Just adds so much to the role. And there is that wonderful slow burn moment when he realises that it is never wise to make a deal with the Daleks...'
M.GOULD: 'His part was brief, but he was quite sinister. I felt no sorrow when The Daleks exterminated him!
CHRISTOPHER STEPHESON: 'Exterminate for sure! He was all self, self, self and driven by greed! The doctor sussed him out right from the start..'I was expecting it'
MIND YOU, BROCKLEY DID GET his come come-uppance, in one of the most impressive ..if not the only, HUGE explosion involving a garden shed! See, you don't have to have huge castles, cities, planets or space stations..a garden shed, can be surprisingly effective, when loaded with 600 pounds of dynamite! 😉 So... does BROCKLEY go into our #MONSTERMONDAY dungeon? PASS OR EXTERMINATE? YOU decide 😉 - Marcus
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