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IF BORIS KARLOFF, by any chance, was sitting in front of his "telly" (whet the British call a TV set) in his home or flat in England on the afternoon of his 76th birthday-23 November 1963—and it was tuned to a certain channel, then he saw the first episode of the legendary DR. WHO.

Karloff himself would have made an ideal Dr. Who: Boris the Benign had a big heart: Dr. Who has two. ning his origin was shrouded in mystery. All that was known about him was that he was a traveler in space & time, highly intelligent, exasperatingly eccentric, journeying thru the chronocosmic continuum via a strange machine called a TARDIS, somewhat resembling Superman's telephone booth on the outside, possessing an incredible attribute on the inside (a property of transcendental diinensionalism) of being larger than on the outside! Like the interior of the Circus of Dr. Lao.

who is who?

The First Dr. Who was portrayed by actor William Hartnell. In the begin-

the earliest adventures

The Saga of Who began with "An Unearthly Child," 4 episodes in which

viewers became acquainted with the Doctor's 15-year-old gran-daughter Susan who, together with her famous grandfather, traveled backward in time (via the Time and Relative Dimensions In Space machine: TARDIS) to 100,000 BC.

Next followed "The Dead Planet," 7 episodes on Skaro. Here were first encountered the dread Daleks (pronounced Doll X}, evil survivors of a neutron war who lost the use of their limbs & bodies and can only function inside robotic metallic mobile machines. The Daleks proved so popular as villains that they would continue to surface from Lime to time in future episodes.

Adventure #3 was "The Edge of Destruction," 2 episodes. An ill-fated experiment almost hurls Dr. Who & Susan into the incandescent heart of the sun! An invisible alien Fifth Force is suspected of sabotage.

more what about who

MARCO POLO

7 Episodes

A whimsical visit to 1289 AD where the TAR-DIS travelers encounter a well-known emissary of Kublai Khan and have amusing land dangerous) adventures with Tartars, Chinese, Moguls, elephants, tigers & the perils of thirst on the dust-dry Gobi desert.

THE KEYS OF MARINUS

6 Episodes

Marinas might be called Sanity Island for it is controlled by a machine that rules with absolute integrity ... until things go awry when the 4 keys that activate the master computer are lost and a Voord (alien) named Yartek gets into the act for his own evil purposes and mucks things up,

THE AZTECS

4 Episodes

Tomb much happened in this one to describe it all. Pyramids, Aztec warriors, human sacrifices, reincarnation ... they all played a part in the exciting plot.

who's for monsters?

But let's deviate from the plots for a moment and concentrate on the MONSTERS that abound in the episodes. After all, you're reading FAMOUS MONSTERS. And a lot of them appear in the DR. WHO series.

Take, for instance, the Ice Monsters.

The first thing you probably notice about them is that they re green.

And tall. A good (or bad) 8 feet if they're an inch.

Survivors from Earth's Second Ice Age, their

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Menoptera (left) & Zarbi (right) meet in The Web Planet.

armored bodies are protected by powerful arms whose hands are not flesh-&-blood but huge clawlike clamps!

Their native planet is Peladon, a dying world of fearful frigid climate.

NESTENES

A crab.

A spider.

An octopus.

Repellent shapes, all.

Put them all together—with a Cyclopean eye

scarlet with anger—and you have the unlovely creature known as a Nestene.

Unfortunately these malignant creatures are scientifically advanced to the state where their living technology has permitted them to create living weapons called—

AUTONS

In FUTUREWORLD there was an overalled worker with kind of an unfinished face. An automaton. Many of the Au tons resemble that android.

Others look like mannequins in Men & Women's Wear shops, incredibly handsome, intriguingly beautiful. (But, let us never lose sight, deadly dangerous.(

The final form of the Auton is the most complex, the Replica, an ersatz human virtually in-detectible from the original.

Who'd ever have thought of It? DR. WHO. that's

who—as Tom Baker employs a flit-gun to rid the scene

of one of the Wirrus.

and yeti other monsters

THE YETI

You've encountered these creatures before.

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Mum's the word when you're among the Mummy Monsters! (The serials in its 15th year in England!)

And so has Peter Cushing. for instance, in THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN OF THE HIMALAYAS.

As did Laplanders in INVASION OF THE ANIMAL PEOPLE.

And the cast of THE SNOW CREATURE. But something new has been added: the Yetis in the DR. WHO series are actually—

Robots!

Created by a great disembodied intelligence adrift in the interstellar void, these yetis have been programmed for the conquest of Earth.

Great shaggy inhuman beasts in appearance, their slavering yellow fangs are those of sabre-tooth tigers, their bloodshot crimson eyes like unto gargantuan gorillas.

THE SEA DEVILS

Long before the birth of Dr. Who, pioneer sci-entifiction author Victor Rousseau wrote "The Sea Demons." Is there nothing new under the sun? Be that as it may, the satanic submariners of the DR. WHO series are manlike in appearance except for their heads, which resemble those of tortoises.

THE SILURIANS

Another breed of Sea Devils.

Survivors of a pre•Atlantean civilisation of

TEXT COTTEINVELT ON PAGE 24 Tom Baker, the latest incarnation (#4) of Dr. Who.

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A creature half-animal. half-machine, is discovered in Loch Ness in the Terror of the Zygons 4-part episode.

reptiles, these creatures re-awaken after eons of hibernation and are riled to find evolved apes have taken over the Earth while they've been sleeping.

Reminiscent of Creatures from the Black Lagoon, they have one added attraction:

A glowing green eye—a third one!—located in the center of their forehead and imbued with mesmeric powers!

ZARBIES

Giants who would frighten the pants off the most formidable mandible-creature you could imagine!

A Zarbie is man-tail, walks upright, looks like the kind of an ant (except its lacks antennae) that an insect might see in its nightmares—if bugs are bugged that way!

DIDONIANS

If a porcupine scientist named Dr. Franken-pine built a monster, it would resemble a Dido-nian!

They're pricklier than a prickly pear.

Spinier than a cactus plant.

And they're true bug-eyed monsters with their orbs affixed to the end of stalks like snails.

It has been suggested that if a male Didonian tried to kiss a female, they'd both wind up with faces looking like grape-nut flakes. "But," as one DR. WHO fan put it, "Didonians are so mean that maybe they never fall in love ... instead they fall in hate!"

OGRONS

A race of cruel & primitive aliens, resembling Mongolian barbarians, who are used as guard dogs by the Daleks.

THE CYBERMEN

The have the strength of 10!

Immune to heat & cold, they can even exist in the airless vacuum of space without protective suits.

Immortal silver giants, part flesh, part metal. Bionic beings! They know neither love nor hate, show neither fear nor favor, are devoid of conscience and would as lief kill a human being as a

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THE SENSORITES

Terrors of the 28th Century.

Inhabitants of the Sense-Sphere, they are all identical in appearance: bulbous-headed & bald. Telepathicommunication gives them the ability to read minds.

THE CHAMELEONS

Kidnappers from another world whose identities have been destroyed by a nuclear war. They miniaturize 50,000 people and hold them captive in a space station!

THE SONTARANS

Trolls from the time of Siegfried?

Goblins of legend?

Whatever their origin, they are short, squat, bandy-legged dwarves with big brutish heads & humorless mouths that are little more than a wide gash in their ugly faces, from which glare forth beady little ferocious red eyes.

and last but not least

THE MASTER!

Nemesis of Dr. Who is the renegade Time Lord known as the Master, an evil genius, a ruthless enemy without one redeeming feature who has stolen a TARDIS and plies the space-&time ways of the Universe in it. forever finding bad matters and making them worse by his intervention. No shoplifter or bank robber, he; the Master is not interested in mischief on a small scale. No, his are the megalomaniacal ambitions of a Hitler: today to conquer the Earth: tomorrow, the Universe! A worse villain could hardly - be imagined. Compared to the Master, Sherlock Holmes had it soft with Moriarity, "Skylark" Seaton's skirmishes with Blacky DuQuesne are a piece of cake. Watch out the Master doesn't jump out of the TV and attack YOU! (Of course you can always control him by the twist of a dial—but then you'd miss the pleasure of learning what vile thing he's up to next!)

quick change artist

It is during the 4th & final episode of "The 10th Planet' that Dr. Who first ages perceptibly and when he returns in "The Power of the Daleks" he is rejuvenated and has a new personality.

For he has become, in fact, Patrick Troughton, the second incarnation of Dr. Who.

In concluding episode #6 of "Planet of the Spiders," the good doctor again undergoes a change and emerges as John Pertwee in "Robot."

In his latest incarnation he becomes Tom Baker.

guess WHO is in your future

But better than guessing, we'll tell you who. At the beginning of this article we took you up to "The Edge of Destruction," now we'll list the

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further episodes of DR. WHO so that you'll know what you have to look forward to now that the famous TV series is appearing in the United States.

  1. 4: MARCO POLO (7 episodes)
  1. 5: THE KEYS OF MARINUS (6 episodes)
  1. 6: THE SENSORITES (6 episodes)
  1. 7: THE FRENCH REVOLUTION (6 episodes)
  1. 8: PLANET OF GIANTS (3 episodes)
  1. 9: DALEK INVASION OF EARTH

(6 episodes)

10: THE RESCUE (2 episodes)

11: THE ROMANS (4 episodes)

12: THE WEB PLANET (6 episodes)

13: THE CRUSADERS 14 episodes)

14: THE SPACE MUSEUM (4 episodes)

15: THE CHASE (6 episodes)

16: THE TIME MEDDLER (4 episodes)

17: GALAXY 4 (4 episodes)

18: MISSION TO THE UNKNOWN

(1 episode)

19: THE MYTH MAKERS (4 episodes)

20: THE DALEK MASTER PLAN

(12 episodes)

21: THE MASSACRE (4 episodes)

22: THE ARK (4 episodes)

23: THE CELESTIAL TOYMAKER

(4 episodes)

24: THE GUNFIGHTERS (4 episodes)


The Sand Monster of the planet Dido in "The Powerful Enemy" episode of Dr. Who & The Rescue.

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A trio of Cybermen.


Miss Winters' ROBOT with which she & her cohorts plot to conquer the world. .


25: THE SAVAGES (4 episodes)

26: THE WAR MACHINES (4 episodes)

27: THE SMUGGLERS (4 episodes)

28: THE 10th PLANET (4 episodes)

29: THE POWER OF THE DALEKS

(6 episodes)

30: THE HIGHLANDERS (4 episodes)

31: THE UNDERWATER MENACE

(4 episodes)

32: THE MOONBASE (4 episodes)

33: THE MACRA TERROR (4 episodes)

(Crab Creatures!)

34: THE FACELESS ONES (6 episodes)

35: THE EVIL OF THE DALEKS (7 episodes)

36: THE TOMB OF TIIE CYBERMEN

(4 episodes)

37: THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMEN

(6 episodes)

(The Yeti)

38: THE ICE WARRIORS (6 episodes)

39: THE ENEMY OF THE WORLD

(6 episodes)

(Dictator Salamander)

40: THE WEB OF FEAR (6 episodes)

41: FURY FROM THE DEEP 16 episodes)

(Parasitic Seaweed)

Lls.Inks transporting some sort of mysterious liquid for no doubt sinister purpose.

adventure onward with dr. who

  1. 42: THE WHEEL IN SPACE (6 egs). 43: THE DOMINATORS (5). 44: THE MIND ROBBER (5). 45: THE INVASION (8). 46. THE KROTONS (4). 47: THE SEEDS OF DEATH (6) (Martian Pods). 48: THE SPACE PIRATES (6).

49: THE WAR GAMES 110!).

50: SPEARHEAD FROM SPACE (4). 51: THE SILURIANS (7). 52: THE AMBASSADORS OF DEATH (7). 53: INFERNO (7).

Well, actually there are THIRTY-THREE more stories consisting of .157 episodes and concerning Atlantis, dinosaurs, giant spiders, daemons, mutants—you name it! A regular cornucopia of creatures & crash action like the PERRY RHODAN series (soon to hit #1000!).

good news for bookworms!

DR. WHO is now available in pocketbook form! The first 4 of his exciting adventures are now for sale thru FAMOUS MONSTERS (see page 30) and future titles will include "The Face of Evil", "Horror of Fang Rock", "Masque of Mandragora", "Revenge of the Cybermen", "Time Warrior", "The Mutants", "Web of Fear", etc.! Let's hope they publish "The Chase" because in it DR. WHO meets —

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