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50 out of this world facts about Doctor Who you (probably) didn’t know

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It’s 1963 and Beatlemania is in full swing with “I Want to Hold Your Hand” rocking the charts. Martin Luther King, Jr. has delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech and Lawrence of Arabia is the wowing cinema crowds. Meanwhile, in the UK an obscure TV science fiction drama, originally intended as an educational programme, launches on the BBC. Doctor Who, the universe’s most famous Time Lord, had arrived. Fast forward fifty years, and eleven incarnations, and he’s still going strong.

In homage to his half a century here, we’re unearthed fifty out of this world facts about the greatest gentleman adventurer in the galaxy. Hold unto your hats and join us going back in time.

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14 facts about Ray Bradbury’s early years that’ll make you love him even more

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A titan in the world of science fiction and fantasy writing, Ray Bradbury was also one of the 20th century’s most charming literary characters. Credited with writing 27 novels and over 600 short stories, his motivation was the sheer joy of creation.  “Love what you do and do what you love. Don’t listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want, what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life.” he said in 2008. To celebrate a man whose attitude we love almost as much as his work, we’ve unearthed some fascinating lesser known facts about the formative years of his long and wonderful life.

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