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Dr. Who videos to play Sept. 27

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"The Day of the Doctor," seven hours of Dr. Who videos, will take place Sept. 27 at Harrisburg Area Community College's Rose Lehrman Arts Center.

The videos will be shown from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with a one-hour break for lunch. The doors will open at 9:30 a.m. Admission is $2 for the general public and $1 for members of Two Hearts Ltd. Fan Club, which is co-sponsoring the program with HACC's Cultural Affairs Office. An 18-foot Tom Baker scarf will be the door prize.

The "Dr. Who" show originated in England in 1963 as a children's show. Since then there have been six different doctors.

The original doctor, protrayed by William Hartnell, was a touchy, selfish old man who risked his companions to save his own life. Most of these original shows, which were shot in black and white, have been destroyed by BBC for lack of storage space.

When Hartnell left the series after more than three seasons, the concept of regeneration was introduced. This concept explains that Dr. Who is a Timelord who renews his life by changing into another person. While each new doctor retains some characteristics of his predecessor, he also has new traits, uniquely his own.

The second doctor, protrayed by Patrick Throughton, remained with the series for three seasons. During this period the doctor's most valuable tool, the sonic screwdriver, and his favorite candy, Jelly Babies, were introduced.

The third doctor was Jon Pertwee, who played in the series for five years. During most of this time, the doctor was confined to Earth by his mysterious supervisors and lost his knowledge of time travel and space/time relationships. His eventual release from imprisonment saved the universe from destruction.

The fourth doctor, portrayed by Tom Baker, was the most popular among American audiences. For seven years he roamed the universe with his companions, asking each new being he met, "Would you like a Jelly Baby?"

The fifth doctor, played by Peter Davidson, was the youngest of the regenerators. Davidson's doctor was known for an innocence and naivete that was unique in the long run of the series.

Three years later Colin Baker became the sixth (and current) doctor. Known for his colorful costumes, Baker protrays the Doctor as arrogant, touchy, and violent.

Two Hearts Ltd. Fan Club, which has been in existence for about six months, welcomes new members. The club holds monthly meetings where episodes of the series are shown and publishes a monthly newsletter, "Double Talk." Dues are $6 per year. For more information on the group and the "Day of the Doctor" program contact John Bollinger at 761-6313.

Information on the program is also available from the HACC Box Office, 780-2560, weekdays from 1 to 5 p.m.

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