Doctor Mysterio - A Brief History
When Doctor Who was taken to foreign lands it endured many name changes.
Every week people tuned into see "Doctor Who's Flying TARDIS",
"Doctor What", "Old English Man In Time", and most famous of all
"Doctor Mysterio"! During the Tom Baker and Colin Baker eras it was
often shown as "El Loco Doctor Mysterio".
Many people think the show lost special elements and intricacies
when translated into foreign languages. For instance the version
shown in Nigeria completely dropped the entire time travel element
of the series in translation. Instead the footage was used as
a wacky comedy about a new high tech London apartment which always
experiences problems and has a variety of whimsical wacky neighbors.
As the series progressed new actors would move into the apartment
only to change how it looked and continue on misadventures with
old and new monsters/lodgers.
The Doctor Mysterio version added it's own special flavor to
the Doctor Who Mythos. Doctor Mysterio has been criticized
throughout the years for removing scenes, and sometimes even plots,
from the show. However little praise is ever granted them for
recasting and adding material of mostly nude women giving away
toasters. During the infamous run of Doctor Mysterio many young
actresses spent long periods of time on couches, so much that
when Doctor Mysterio was finally cancelled the entire couch industry
felt a serious blow -- however even this could not return the
Luckily with the Nueva Adventures, Doctor Mysterio goes on.
There have been countless Doctor Mysterio novelizations,
original novels, programme guides, reference works, and
As Doctor Mysterio himself once said (In translation) "Once you've
been with Doctor Mysterio, some of the magic stays with you for
the rest of your life...but you'll NEVER EVER Prove it in court!"