23: Dr. Strange – Show Notes

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First Segment

  • First Appearance in Strange Tales #110 – 1963
  • Created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
  • Inspired by Chandu the Magician
    • 1930s radio show
  • Origin Story – Brilliant Neurosurgeon to Master Sorcerer
  • Became an Emblem of the Counterculture in the 1960s
    • Surrealism and Cubism
  • Strange Tales by Roy Thomas and Gene Colan
  • The Defenders by Ross Andru and Roy Thomas
    • With Sub Mariner, The Hulk and Silver Surfer
  • Anthology Series by Steven Englehart and Frank Brunner
    • Controversy over the use of ‘God’
  • Later work
    • Doctor Strange and Doctor Doom: Triumph and Torment
    • The Oath by Brian K. Vaughan
    • 2015 solo title by Jason Aaron
  • Strange’s Powers

Second Segment

  • Dr. Strange’s first TV Appearance
    • 1978
    • Jessica Walters
    • Peter Hooten
    • Philip DeGuere
  • Strange Attempts
    • 1986
    • 1989 With Stan Lee
    • Dr. Mordrid 1992
    • Wes Craven
  • Scott Derrickson
    • Horror Director
      • Sinister
      • Exorcism of Emily Rose
    • 90 minute pitch
      • Astral projection fight scene
    • Steve Ditko’s influence
      • Psychedelic immersion
    • Inception 
  • Jon Spaihts
    • Hard lobbying for Dr. Strange
    • Hollywood Black List
    • Passengers
    • Prometheus
    • The Mummy
    • Forever War by Joe Haldeman
  • Facts and Figures
    • $165,000,000 budget
    • $87,700,000 gross
    • 90% Critics score on Rotten Tomatoes
    • 91% viewer score on Rotten Tomatoes

Third Segment

  • Loved Certain Scene’s Pulled Directly From the Comics
  • Deviation of the Origin Story (The Ancient One)
  • Great Casting
  • Music!!! There was some!!!