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And Now, Dr. Who's Who

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Monsters, like Beatles, seem to grow bigger, bushier and much more fascinating in England. Latest evidence: The entire population of a shockingly successful science-fiction TV show called Dr. Who. British TV executives planned the series for 11- to 14-year-old kids; it's been running on Saturday afternoons. To everybody's amazement, parents are absolutely mesmerized. The show introduces such spectacular Things From Outer Space as Zarbies (giant beetles), Menoptera (butterfly men), Daleks (ruthless mechanical creatures), Koquillion (all eyes, tusks, and antennae) and Sensorites (evil beings who can't stand noise or darkness). They are all such marvels of engineering and/or design, that the audience can't even stand to see them destroyed. Dr. Who himself is a sweet old grandfather who happens to have a private time-and-space machine called a Tardis. He doesn't drive it very well, so when he, his 15-year-old granddaughter Susan, and her two nice schoolteachers go for Tardis rides, they keep getting lost in other centuries, other planets.

The show's producer, a Sorbonne-educated young woman named Verity Lambert, admits modestly that "there isn't anything like Dr. Who on TV anywhere—not even, presumably, in Outer Space.

Caption: Sensorites, from Beatle Land

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  • APA 6th ed.: (April 1965). And Now, Dr. Who's Who. Ladies' Home Journal p. 16.
  • MLA 7th ed.: "And Now, Dr. Who's Who." Ladies' Home Journal [add city] April 1965, 16. Print.
  • Chicago 15th ed.: "And Now, Dr. Who's Who." Ladies' Home Journal, edition, sec., April 1965
  • Turabian: "And Now, Dr. Who's Who." Ladies' Home Journal, April 1965, section, 16 edition.
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