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The Original Doctor Doom: Interview with Joseph Culp

Updated: Jan 25

The original Dr. Doom, Joseph Culp, joins us to discuss his acting process and extensive comic research for the role of Marvel's great supervillain. Stay tuned for Joseph reprising his role for us and performing the "Doomworld" monologue by Joseph Maberry.


0:00 Dr. Doom Introduces Superhero Stuff You Should Know

0:30 Episode Introduction to Joseph Culp

2:14 How Joseph Culp Joined Fantastic Four

21:56 Joseph Culp's Comic Research & Backstory for Doom

29:36 Was There a Cut Moment of Doom Unmasked?

35:40 Mussolini and Other Influences on Doom

51:29 Learning Fantastic Four Won't Be Released

1:09:46 Behind-The-Scenes Anecdote: Cheering Doom Down the Hallway

1:13:20 Break

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1:19:05 "How Was It Like to Play Doom?": Reanswering A Question From 30 Years Ago

1:24:17 His Father, Robert Culp, and the Outer Limits

1:39:38 Acting: What Makes A Good Director & What Advice for Actors?

1:51:35 The Doomworld Monologue: Joseph Culp Reprises Doctor Doom

Correction: The writer of the monologue is JONATHAN Maberry, not Joseph (Clearly I had the name Joseph on my mind) and comes from Doomwar issue 3.

You can check out the monologue on its own in this video:

1:56:01 Campaign to Release Fantastic Four 1994

2:00:55 Closing: SSYSK Changes for 2024

2:07:40 Fan Comments & Shoutouts

Big thanks to our research assistant Dan Yamat for providing the visuals for this YouTube experience, as well as the usual QC and chapter time codes.

Thumbnail by Dan as well

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