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Dr Who ‘longest-running sci-fi’

Sep 29, 2006

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/5390372.stm

  Doctor Who has been named TV’s longest-running sci-fi show, after 43 years and 723 episodes, according to the Guinness Book of Records.

  “This achievement is all thanks to the remarkable production team who first created Doctor Who,” said Russell T Davies, who penned the TV revival.
  He also thanked the audience “who have kept it alive for all these years”.

  The series began on 23 November, 1963, and was revived in 2005 after 16 years off the screen.

  William Hartnell played the original Doctor Who, with Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker and Peter Davison among those following in his footsteps.

Christopher Eccleston took up the mantle of the ninth Timelord last year – following the show’s relaunch. He was replaced after just one series by David Tennant after Eccleston dropped out.

Guinness World Records editor, Craig Glenday, added: “This is a proud day for Doctor fans everywhere.”

  US series Stargate SG-1, now in its 10th series, holds the world record for “longest-running science fiction show (consecutive)”.

  It launched in 1997 and has run for 203 episodes without a break. Hit US series The X Files previously held the record, notching up 202 episodes.

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2 thoughts on “Dr Who ‘longest-running sci-fi’”
  1. Tony asked me to to tell you that on behalf of all of us Whovians, thank you for posting this! :-)

  2. The first show of the new series, broadcast on Saturday, featured a kissogram, a naked Doctor and a “sexed up” Tardis.Throughout the unique 65-minute episode, The Eleventh Hour, in which Physician Who had 20 minutes to save Earth from aliens known as the Atraxi, his new companion, Amy Pond, was revealed as a kissogram dressed in a skimpy policeman’s outfit, complete with mini-skirt and handcuffs. In one scene, Amy, played by the actress Karen Gillan, told the Dr that her kissogram repertoire also included nuns and nurses’ outfits. Discover out additional at Sci Fi Fan.

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