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Star Trek fans are finding a place in their hearts for another TV science-fiction hero

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"STAR TREK" fans are finding a place in their hearts for another TV science-fiction hero. His name is Dr. Who, and he is seen on Channel 17 at 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Millions of "Who" enthusiasts watch the BBC-created series in England, as they have since its inception there in 1963. Millions more see him in 30 other countries, and lately "Who-mania" is sweeping North America.

Tom Baker is the current star of the show. He is a curly-headed fellow who always wears a floppy wide-brimmed hat and has a long scarf wound around his neck.

Dr. Who is a traveler through space and time. A member of an advanced race called the Time Lords who can regenerate their bodies when faced with old age, he is about 745 years old at the moment.

A force for good, Dr. Who moves through the galaxies and the centuries fighting evil in a craft shaped like a telephone booth.

The program can be enjoyed on different levels. Children watch for special effects of alien creatures and worlds. Adults see well-written scripts mixed with sly humor. There is a terrific little dog-shaped robot called "K-9."

"I became fascinated with the show because it's so much fun," Kenmore fan Chuck Seeley explains. There are a lot of subtleties in the program, and it doesn't take itself too seriously," adds Kean Crowe of West Seneca.

The two men are ready to start a "fanzine," a publication for avid viewers of Dr. Who. They envision it as a collection of articles written "on a quality level" by fans for fellow fans.

Dr. Who aficionados may write to Chuck Seeley

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  • APA 6th ed.: Lauricella, Mary Ann (1979-03-22). Star Trek fans are finding a place in their hearts for another TV science-fiction hero. The Buffalo News p. sec. 2, p. 18.
  • MLA 7th ed.: Lauricella, Mary Ann. "Star Trek fans are finding a place in their hearts for another TV science-fiction hero." The Buffalo News [add city] 1979-03-22, sec. 2, p. 18. Print.
  • Chicago 15th ed.: Lauricella, Mary Ann. "Star Trek fans are finding a place in their hearts for another TV science-fiction hero." The Buffalo News, edition, sec., 1979-03-22
  • Turabian: Lauricella, Mary Ann. "Star Trek fans are finding a place in their hearts for another TV science-fiction hero." The Buffalo News, 1979-03-22, section, sec. 2, p. 18 edition.
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