Evil Plotbunny (hhertzof) wrote,
Evil Plotbunny

Cultural Differences

paranoidangel42 mentioned that Radio Times had a Doctor Who cover, and I became curious if the US equivalent, TV Guide had ever done one.

The answer is no, though the Canadian edition has had at least one, but I did find that the magazine did have a page about the series here with the following description which I thought captured the general public's view of Doctor Who rather well:

Doctor Who Premise: A low-budget cult favorite about the journeys through the universe of a time-traveling eccentric, a cultural icon who has been portrayed by more than a half dozen actors since the show's 1963 debut on the BBC. The campy sci-fi fantasy developed an equally fanatical following when it was syndicated in the U.S. in the late 1970s, mostly on PBS.

...which may be why our shelves aren't littered with Dalek biscuit cutters and talking K-9s.
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