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Season 2 Episode 2

The Doctors

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Aired Saturday 6:30 PM Feb 18, 2007 on Space

Episode Recap

#10 – Dr. Doom – The Fantastic Four: Joe O'Brien - Columnist for Rue Morgue: Describes Dr. Doom as the "Darth Vader of the comics" Julian McMahon - Dr. Victor Von Doom: Discusses how he chose to play the character, and how he wanted to play it for the fans. Nalo Hopkinson - Author/Playwright: Compares him to 'The Man in the Iron Mask', and how the anonymity of the character makes him more scary.

#9 – Dr. Evil – Austin Powers Malene ArpePop Culture Writer for The Toronto Star: Describes him as a parody of a number of sources, from Lorne Michaels in Saturday Night Live to James Bond, as well as many others, but a character which has now gotten tired and overdone. Nalo Hopkinson - Author/Playwright: Calls him "big fun", a self-satirizing character.

#8 – Dr. Octopus – Spiderman Avi Arad - Producer: Describes him as Spiderman's ultimate enemy, one who can do what Spiderman can, only better. Alfred Molina - 'Dr. Otto Octavius/Doc Ock':Discusses how he wanted to make his character likable, to make his transformation more startling. Laura Ziskin - Producer: Talks about how the character is a good man who's gotten carried away and had his dark side brought out.

#7 – Dr. Beverly Crusher – Star Trek: The Next Generation Nalo Hopkinson - Author/Playwright: Compares her to "June Cleaver with a PhD. Gates McFadden - 'Dr. Beverly Crusher': Hopes that her character might've encouraged people to go into medicine, as she feels that more healers are needed.

#6 – Dr. No – James Bond Malene ArpePop Culture Writer for The Toronto Star: Describes him as the "quintessential bad, mad man."

#5 – Voyager's Doctor – Star Trek: Voyager Joe O'Brien - Columnist for Rue Morgue: Discusses how the Doctor was an amalgam of many personalities which results in a neurotic character, who just happens to be artificial. Robert Picardo - 'The Doctor: Describes how his character was supposed to be a satire of US healthcare, whose goal is simply to get patients through the system as quickly as possible. Nalo Hopkinson - Author/Playwright: Talks about how the Doctor uses his limitations to become more human.

#4 – Dr. Zaius – Planet of the Apes Joe O'Brien - Columnist for Rue Morgue: Discusses how Zaius uses his knowledge to keep his people ignorant and easily controlled, contrary to most of the doctors in science fiction. Malene ArpePop Culture Writer for The Toronto Star: Describes him as an example of the modern faith-based science, who actually destroys information to keep people from questioning.

#3 – Dr. Baltar – Battlestar Galactica (2003) James Callis - 'Dr. Gaius Baltar': Discusses how his character is in a very deep crisis, which affects not only himself but also everyone around him. Malene ArpePop Culture Writer for The Toronto Star: Describes him as a fantastic character, not just in the setting of the series, but also as a study of a total "bonkers, bad-ass crazy". James Callis - 'Dr. Gaius Baltar': Theorizes that without his trysts with Number Six, Dr. Baltar would be much less interesting. Malene ArpePop Culture Writer for The Toronto Star: Calls him "an interesting crazy person with a fantastic sense of self-preservation."

#2 – Dr. McCoy – Star Trek: The Original Series: Joe O'Brien - Columnist for Rue Morgue: Describes the character as the anchor of Star Trek, the guy who's not interested in the technological aspects of the situation. Nalo Hopkinson - Author/Playwright: Discusses how he's "the country doctor" who comes to you. Joe O'Brien - Columnist for Rue Morgue: Talks about why the 'triumvirate' of Trek worked so well, with Spock's logic and Kirk's boldness tempered by McCoy's humanity.

#1 – Doctor Who Peter Davison - 'The Doctor (5th)': Theorizes that it was so successful because it wasn't formulaic and didn't conform to any preconceptions. James Callis - 'Dr. Gaius Baltar': Discusses how his favorite sci-fi doctor is Doctor Who, and how when he was a kid, even the theme music of the show creeped him out. Joe O'Brien - Columnist for Rue Morgue: Describes how this character is totally enigmatic, but the two things known about him – his title of Doctor and his use of a police box to travel – imply that he is about healing and a sense of justice.
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