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Doctor Who (1963-1989)
Country of Origin: UK
A renegade Time Lord uses his police box shaped craft, the TARDIS, to roam time and space with a constantly changing team of assistants and helpers. Along the way, he repeatedly battles enemies like the power-crazed Daleks, the half-man/half-machine Cybermen and fellow Time Lord renegade The Master.
The British television institution that refuses to die, Doctor Who is a sprawling epic of a show, taking in eight leading men and spinning off its own TV specials and two movies and retaining a hardcore fan base long after the BBC tried to kill it off. There are even fans now who were too young to see the show when it was originally broadcast - it's longevity is due to many factors but above all it's down to the show's consistent high quality, its ability to rise above the limitations of its budget with stories that appealed to both adult and child alike. There has, quite simply, been nothing else like it in television history and there probably never will.
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Fangoria no.1 (August 1979) pp.8-9 (USA)
aliens, monsters, time travel
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