Sunday, May 18, 2014


When I read the following quote from writer Harlan Ellison a few years ago I enjoyed a good laugh. This Doctor Who fan understood where the fiery soul was coming from...

"Star Wars (1977) is adolescent nonsense; Close Encounters (of the Third Kind) is obscurantist drivel; Star Trek (1966) can turn your brains to purée of bat guano; and the greatest science fiction series of all time is Doctor Who (1963)! And I'll take you all on, one-by-one or in a bunch to back it up!"

Ellison explained that he first heard of the British television series from a friend who had caught some episodes. Eventually the opinionated scribe saw examples of the somewhat 'exotic' Doctor Who and decided that he found a superior SF show -- hence his grand proclamation.

Heck, I'll help Harlan Ellison take 'them' all on, one-by-one or in a bunch; just to back him up....

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