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'Doctor Who' stamps on the way

By Robert Kirchgassner ,

The British post office will issue stamps honoring all 11 actors who have played the title role on the classic science fiction series Doctor Who in order to celebrate its upcoming 50th anniversary.

According to the Royal Mail’s website, the stamps will be available in March.

"It's 50 years since a strange old man stepped out of a Police Box in a scrapyard down Totter's Lane, and the most beloved and exciting television series in the universe began," a message on the site read.

Since its debut in 1963, the Doctor has been played by actors such as Patrick Troughton and Sylvester McCoy. Tom Baker played the role the longest, from 1974-1981. Matt Smith, the actor who currently plays the role, began his association with the series in 2010.

NBC reported that the stamps will be first-class, and will also include one featuring the series time machine, the Tardis. However, there will also be second-class stamps which will commemorate villains from the long-running series-the Daleks, the Ood, the Weeping Angels and the Cybermen.

 
 

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