Thomas Lindmer (Sir John Mills), a world-weary sorcerer, foresees the return to Earth of his ancient adversary Morgan LeFey (Jessica Walter), who has been granted dominance over men's souls by The Nameless One (David Hooks). In order to combat her evil magic, Lindmer must pass the Guardianship of the Light onto a young psychiatry-resident, Dr. Stephen Strange (Peter Hooten), who has no inkling of his destiny.Written by
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I saw all of the Marvel Comics TV adaptations in first run back in the 70's. It seemed to me that the producers of these movies just didn't "get" the characters. They would include some surface elements of the character and discard all of the things that made them interesting in the first place. In the case of 'Dr. Strange' the only character that resembles it's comic book inspiration is a window on a townhouse. Fans of the book know what I mean.
As a stand alone film it's pretty lame as well. The story is never really very interesting but the special effects are good for 70's TV. Dr. Strange has all of the mystic powers he wields in the comics, but never achieves that sense of unreality that this sort of movie needs. And what was up with that wacky outfit they gave him at the end? Who designed that, Liberace?
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