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Doctor Who's Russell T. Davies accepting Guinness World Record for Most Successful Sci-Fi Show

Guinness Book of World Records Honors Doctor Who, The Simpsons at Comic-Con

Detective Comics Spiderman, Stan Lee, and Zombies also Honored

Jul 29, 2009
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At last weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con, Britain’s Doctor Who was honored by the Guinness Book of World Records as “The Most Successful Sci-Fi Television Show.” The award was bestowed based on the show’s run (1963-1989, 2005-current) and international sales data (rather than fervency of fandom—which runs high around Under the Radar headquarters). Accepting the award was series creator and executive producer, Russell T. Davies.

Meanwhile, American staple The Simpsons, was awarded with the title of “Longest Running Sitcom” beating out former titleholder The Adventures Ozzie and Harriet during its 20th season. Doh! It was also awarded "Longest Running Animated TV Series." Simpsons creator Matt Groening.

The 1990 issued Spider-Man No.1 was awarded the best-selling comic (single edition) and Todd McFarlane and Stan Lee were on hand to accept that award. Stan Lee was also honored because his comic book creations have been adapted into a record 12 Hollywood films.

In one of the stranger awards given, a July 3rd Seattle gathering of 3,894 Seattle-area Zombies was officially declared the largest gathering of the undead. Creepy...

Check out the full list:

Longest Running Sitcom and Longest Running Animated TV Series – The Simpsons

Best-selling Comic (single edition) – Spider-Man No.1

Longest Continuously Published Comic Book – Detective Comics

Most Successful Sci-fi TV Show – Doctor Who

Most Digital Effects in a TV Series – Farscape (40 and 50 effects shot per episode)

Largest Gathering of Zombies – 3,894 participants in the 'Red White and Dead Zombie Party' in association with Night Zero on July 3, 2009 in Seattle, Washington.

(www.guinnessworldrecords.com)



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