Sunday, 25 March 2012

The Quest for Pedler - biography of Cybermen creator Dr Kit Pedler

Just published is the first ever biography of Dr Kit Pedler, best known as creator of the Cybermen for Doctor Who, but also the co-author of 1970s environmental sci-fi drama shocker Doomwatch, presenter of scientifically rigorous early 1980s paranormal investigation series Mind Over Matter and a medical doctor with a double doctorate who headed London's Institute of Ophthalmology and did some pioneering work on early electron microscope investigation of lizard's eyes.

The Quest for Pedler - The life and times of Dr Kit Pedler by Michael Seely, published by Miwk books includes among its sources my 2006 Fortean Times article on Dr Pedler - 'Father of the Cybermen'.

1 comment:

R. D. Wood said...

Kit Pedler was not head of the Institute of Ophthalmology, in the 1960s in Judd Street. Bloomsbury, London), rather he could be said to be head of one of two Electron Microscopy Laboratories at that Institute. His Lab only generally had a couple of other staff in it, especially his technician, Rita Tilly, who did most of the work of the lab