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Dr Who was a fictional character in the 1967 Japanese King Kong film King Kong Escapes. He was a mad scientist. (PROSE: The Adventuress of Henrietta Street)

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A character called Dr Who was indeed played by Hideyo Amamoto in King Kong Escapes, being a revamped version of a villain earlier depicted in the animated King Kong series produced by Rankin-Bass Productions. The theatrical Dr Who (unlike the animated character) did bear a faint resemblance to William Hartnell's First Doctor, both in appearance and in attire, but the character was a villainous roboticist as opposed to a mostly benevolent time traveller, and it is generally held that the similarities with the BBC character were coincidental.

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