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Dr. Strange (1978)

Before the MARVEL Cinematic Universe or Benedict Cumberbatch... Back when Spider-man and the Hulk were on CBS in live-action form they aired a 93 minute tv film created as pilot featuring the origin of the Sorcerer Supreme. Peter Hooten stars as "psychiatrist" Stephen Strange with a Alex Trebek vibe vs Evil Morgan Le Fay from the 4th dimension and a possessed patient Clea Lake. The comic origins are a bit of a muddled even with Stan Lee on board as a consultant. Ultimately it tanked, but the costume is fair enough, Wong even shows up and there are some nameless entities and cat morphing sequences, not to mention a kooky electronic score. This has just surfaced on DVD and I think the boys could slay with modern MCU gags.

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  • _Stefanie_ commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I read somewhere that Stan Lee thought this was one of the best Marvel productions at the time. This and Incredible Hulk. However, Dr. Strange aired at the same time as "Roots" so...

    The first thing I thought of when Strange is given his "magic" suit is that the Pumaman's supersuit is WAY better. Seriously, I'm not kidding here. It is better.

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