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25 Years Before Doctor Who, the BBC Aired the First Ever Science Fiction TV Show

The BBC has long been known as a science fiction pioneer, thanks to shows like Quatermass and Doctor Who. But long before either of those things existed, the BBC was already breaking ground: On Feb. 11, 1938, the Beeb showed a television production of R.U.R., the play that gave us the word “robot.”

Doctor Who's Eighth Doctor Is Finally Getting The Figure He Deserves

Paul McGann’s Eighth Doctor has long been left in the shadows by Doctor Who (on TV at least)—it took him 17 years to show up again after his first appearance in 1996, which gave him a cool new outfit to boot. But it’s only now, 2 years after that appearance, that he’s getting a rad action figure to go with it.

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