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Monday, 1 April 2013

Happy Birthday, Sydney Newman!

Today, Sydney Newman, one of the original creators of Doctor Who, would be 96 years old. He died on 30/10/97 of a heart attack in Toronto, Canada. He is responsible for the TARDIS' dimensional transcendentalism (it's bigger on the inside), the Doctor being called the Doctor and not a proper name, and the show's title. He was against the addition of the Daleks. Newman was a long-time lover of the science fiction genre.

"Up to the age of 40, I don't think there was a science fiction book I hadn't read. I love them because they're a marvelous way—and a safe way, I might add—of saying nasty things about our own society."