It’s Good, Except It Sucks: Dr. Strange With Gary Bainbridge

Dr. Strange (CBS, 1978) - Gary Bainbridge joins Tim Worthington for a chat about Stephen Strange's little-acknowledged stint as Office Lothario Supreme in It's Good, Except It Sucks.

It’s Good, Except It Sucks is a movie by movie – and television series by television series – hurtle through the Marvel Cinematic Universe, hosted by Tim Worthington with a series of superpowered guests.

This time we’re heading into the Multiverse for a look at Dr. Strange, first seen in 1978, and joining Tim for a chat about Stephen Strange’s little-acknowledged stint as Office Lothario Supreme is writer Gary Bainbridge. What will they find to say about Bobby Ball’s mastery of the mystic arts, Jessica Walter’s Post Office Queue Face Acting and why Andrew Collins was such a big fan of Marvel’s Three Men Sitting On A Bucket, and what does any of this have to do with who would ‘win’ out of a pipe with some glowing eyes stuck on and Stouffer? Get listening and find out!

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Dr. Strange (1978) With Gary Bainbridge It's Good, Except It Sucks

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Further Listening

You can find Gary on It’s Good, Except It Sucks talking about Dr. Strange‘s close associate The Amazing Spider-Man here, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe iterations of The Incredible Hulk here and Daredevil here.

John Rain joined me to chat about Doctor Strange’s Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Doctor Strange here, and there’s more about Stephen Strange’s further escapades with Martin Ruddock on Avengers: Infinity War here and here and What If…? here, Ben Baker on Avengers: Endgame here, and Gabby Hutchinson Crouch on Spider-Man: No Way Home here. Miriam Kent tackled Morgan Le Fay’s all too prominent appearance in Runaways here.

Gary has also appeared on Tim’s nostalgia podcast Looks Unfamiliar, talking about Coast To CoastDeadly BoringSupersonic Man, Audisee’s  The War Of The WorldsLimp-Along LeslieThat Look In Your Eye by Ali Campbell featuring Pamela Starks, Ace Reports Annual 1981 and Unbranded Soluble Cola Tablets; you can hear the full show here.

Further Reading

Some Unspoken Thing is a huge feature on the sheer brilliance of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2; you can find it here.

It's Good, Except It Sucks - a movie by movie - and television series by television series - hurtle through the Marvel Cinematic Universe, hosted by Tim Worthington with a series of superpowered guests.

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