When "Doctor Who" was taken to foreign lands, it endured many name changes. Every week, people tuned in to 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 show 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 flat 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 its one special flavor to the "Doctor Who" mythos. "Doctor Mysterio" has been criticized throughout the years for removing scenes, 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 time, in fact, that when "Doctor Mysterio" was finally cancelled, their entire couch industry felt a serious blow... However, even this could not return the series.

Luckily with the Nueva Adventures, "Doctor Mysterio" lives on. There have been countless "Doctor Mysterio" novelizations, original novels, programme guides, reference works, and bunny slippers.

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!"

Thanks to Bernie Fishnotes for the stills!
Below are some of the Mysterio Novel covers and a better capture of the title screen!

A Mexican Release of "The Macrame Terror"

Cover By: Rob White

Alternative Programme Guide Entry: SERIAL JJ

A Mexican Release of I'm Dreamin'

Cover By: Rob White

"Doctor Mysterio - Volupta Bouncy Jiggle"
A Mexican Release of "Tom-Tit Monster"

Cover By: Auntie Krizu(:>)

Alternative Programme Guide Entry: OOO