Secret Origins of Dr. Strange - Part 11 of 12
BELOW: The original TV Guide ad that inspired the cover above.
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.
The movie opens in another dimenson -- a low-rent version of Ditko's high style, spectacular other-worldly panoramas.
Somewhere amidst the multi-colored, paper-mache rocks stand the villainess of the piece...
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.
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!
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.
Here's Doc in uniform, having it out with Morgana.
Doc meets Thomas Lindmer (John Mills), Earth's current “Sorcerer Supreme.” Sadly, there's no Ancient One in this movie.
Lindmer tells strange he must make a fateful choice...
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.
This transforms Doc's original uniform into THIS little number, which looks like it came straight out of Ben Cooper halloween kit...
Poster for the Dr. Strange movie,
starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange!
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