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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — People wearing long coats, fedoras and other heavy, bizarre attire as they gathered in 80-degree weather for the 1988 Time Festival definitely looked like they were from another time — winter.

But the 600 fans of the TV show Doctor Who, who are meeting this weekend at the St. Paul Radisson hotel, succeeded in looking like the title character of the popular, 25-year-old British science fiction show.

Doctor Who travels through space and time to battle evil. He is transported into different time periods by a London police booth that sometimes drops him in 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 gathered from all parts of the nation Friday to swap stories and see some of the program's stars.

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

And the outlandish costumes. Albergo dressed in a velvet coat, long scarf and checkered arm band, a combination of doctors' costumes, she said.

Ricky Moore, 11, of 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.

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

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  • APA 6th ed.: (1988-07-03). Doctor Who fans land in wrong season. Argus Leader p. 7B.
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  • Title: Doctor Who fans land in wrong season
  • Publication: Associated Press
  • Date: 1988-07-03