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Secret Origins of Dr. Strange - Part 11 of 12
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BELOW: The original TV Guide ad that inspired the cover above.
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The year was 1978. As this TV-movie begins with Dr. Strange's title card in an art deco font, backed by the mystical symbol seen in the window of Doc's Greenwich Village apartment.
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The movie opens in another dimenson -- a low-rent version of Ditko's high style, spectacular other-worldly panoramas.
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Somewhere amidst the multi-colored, paper-mache rocks stand the villainess of the piece...
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Morgana Le Fay! Hey! Isn't she the bad girl who fights King Arthur and Merlin? And, sometimes, Jack Kirby's Demon? What's she doing going up against Dr. Strange? Answer: never mind.
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The doctor is in! Here he is, Peter Hooten aka Dr. Stephen Strange, in his doctor clothing, looking more than a little a bit like Mr. Brady of The Brady Bunch!
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Just like the comic, Doc lives in a Greenwich Village apartment dominated by a huge window that shows a mystical symbol. Not exactly low-profile.
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Here's Doc in uniform, having it out with Morgana.
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Doc meets Thomas Lindmer (John Mills), Earth's current “Sorcerer Supreme.” Sadly, there's no Ancient One in this movie.
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Lindmer tells strange he must make a fateful choice...
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Dr. Strange must choose whether to remain mortal, or to become the new Sorcerer Supreme. Strange chooses to protect humanity, and Lindmer's power is transferred to him.
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This transforms Doc's original uniform into THIS little number, which looks like it came straight out of Ben Cooper halloween kit...
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THE END!

BELOW: Poster for the Dr. Strange movie,
starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange!
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A CONCLUSION GUARANTEED
TO ROCK THE COMIC COSMOS!

ROBBY REED REVEALS
. . .
THE SECRET OF ETERNITY!
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