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Sunday Cinema: 1978’s “Dr. Strange” Sets a Very Low Bar for the Benedict Cumberbatch Version

In the glorious post-Star-Wars days of 1978, we weren’t spoon-fed annual Marvel films to satisfy our comic nerdiness. Nope! All we had was schlock like this made-for-TV movie based on Marvel’s Doctor Strange comics. It must have been made quickly, because all they had time for in the title was abbreviating it to Dr. Strange. One redeeming quality, however: Jessica Walter as Morgan LeFay. Loved her on Arrested Development and Archer.

The upcoming Doctor Strange film with Benedict Cumberbatch has got to at least be better than this, right? Right?!?

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3 Comments on Sunday Cinema: 1978’s “Dr. Strange” Sets a Very Low Bar for the Benedict Cumberbatch Version

  1. Guy Plunkett III // January 18, 2016 at 1:41 pm //

    Come on, John, admit it — as late-70s schlock goes, Dr. Strange was kinda’ fun!

  2. I thought the Dr Strange tv pilot was awesome when I first saw it airing opposite Roots!

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