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Doctor Who fans travel in time to festival in St. Paul (1988)

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Doctor Who fans travel in time to festival in St. Paul

Associated Press

People wearing coats, fedoras and other bizarre attire gathered in 80-degree weather for the 1988 Time Festival.

But the 600 "Doctor Who" TV show fans from around the nation, who are meeting this weekend at the St. Paul Radisson hotel, succeeded in looking like the title character of the 25-year-old show.

Doctor Who travels through space and time to battle evil. He is transported into different time periods by a magic London police booth, which sometimes drops him unexpected places wearing clothing at odds with his surroundings.

But that's all part of the fun, according to many of the fans who dressed as their favorite character and showed up Friday to swap stories and see some of the program's stars.

"It's the pure escapism of the show," said Lisa Albergo, 34, Chicago, when asked about the program's appeal. "The crazy things. The warp drives, jumping time tracks.

And the outlandish costumes.

Ricky Moore, 11, North St Paul, wore a tan and red suit, similar to the dress of Doctor No. 1.

Throughout the years, the show has had seven doctors playing the main character, Albergo said. As each lead actor leaves the show, the doctor "regenerates" and creates a new doctor with a totally different style of dress.

Jason Elliott, 14, and Chet Johnson, 16, are both Doctor No. 4 fans. Each war scarves made by Johnson's grandmother. Elliott even brought along a replica of K-9, the doctor's mechanical-dog companion, which he had built.

It's not the average cop-robber show," Johnson said. "There's more to it."

The festival, which runs through today includes screening of some episodes, dealers' rooms, games and contests.

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  • APA 6th ed.: Press, Associated (1988-07-03). Doctor Who fans travel in time to festival in St. Paul. Minneapolis Star Tribune p. 5b.
  • MLA 7th ed.: Press, Associated. "Doctor Who fans travel in time to festival in St. Paul." Minneapolis Star Tribune [add city] 1988-07-03, 5b. Print.
  • Chicago 15th ed.: Press, Associated. "Doctor Who fans travel in time to festival in St. Paul." Minneapolis Star Tribune, edition, sec., 1988-07-03
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