"Way back when Doctor Who's TARDIS was only just taking off, an Australian TV series was exploring the science fiction genre.

The Stranger was Australia's first locally-produced science fiction television show and one of the first Australian series to be sold overseas.

It was immediately popular after it first aired on the ABC on April 5, 1964, but has since faded into obscurity.

While Doctor Who developed a cult following over the following decades, The Stranger sat untouched in the ABC's film archives."

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