The Doctor Zone Files, more properly Doctor Zone Files: The Next Regeneration is the latest incarnation of the Dr. Zone franchise. Previous incarnations include The Zone, Doctor Zone, Professor Zone, and Adjunct Faculty Member Zone; the latter one only lasted a semester.
In Missing Milo, Sara is watching the now found pilot episode of Dr. Zone and Diogee spots current-aged Milo on the program. So Sara, Melissa, and Zack wonder how Milo is on it even though it was shot in 1965. Upon seeing himself on screen, Milo admitted that he wasn't a good actor. The episode had Dr. Zone facing off against seed beasts.
THE DR. ZONE FILES STARRED
Miguel Boddicker as ARKTROPOLIS
Watcha Willingmast as CLEOPATRA ZERO
Marlon Garter as ZARNALLION
and TIME APE as Himself
Billy as Willy
Ephram Tang as CERE-BROID #1
Bob Treeface as CERE-BROID #2
Wilber Oldentask as WONDER LLAMA
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER Scottielle Bernolsonuett
MUSIC Poven McPovenPoven
ART DIRECTOR Edgar "Cheese" Danish
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Wooly "Mammoth" Elephant
ASSISTANT PRODUCER Monkeyneck DeNiro
CASTING Charlton Easton
SOUND Chimp Aerobics
EDITOR Lianne Harding
COLOR Wang Doodle Dandy
TITLES Ebulent Escargo
DIRECTED by Rob Browen
EDITOR Joseway Prunet
filmed at Balsawood Studios, Inc.
- The series is obviously inspired by Doctor Who, though with a few key differences:
- Like Doctor Who, Doctor Zone is described as having existed for 50 years (though Doctor Who has now existed for closer to 54 years), but Dr. Zone is depicted as having only been portrayed by a single actor, Orton Mahlson, for the entire fifty year run of Dr. Zone. The Doctor from Doctor Who has been played by thirteen different actors to date, not counting stand-ins for actors who had passed away prior to their incarnation of the Doctor making a return guest appearance.
- Dr. Zone, like the Doctor, is described as a time-traveling alien from another planet; however, while the Doctor merely left his home planet of Gallifrey, Dr. Zone was sent away from his home planet as an infant before it imploded in similar fashion to the origin story of Superman.
- Both series feature a time-traveling vehicle; however, while the Doctor employs the TARDIS, which has the outward appearance of a 1960s British Police box, Dr. Zone employs the Time Bee-icle. This craft resembles a car with bee-like features; as a yellow car it may be an homage to Bessie, an automobile commonly used by the third incarnation of the Doctor played by Jon Pertwee.
- The name of the current incarnation of the Doctor Zone series actually pays homage to/parodies three different science fiction franchises: Doctor Who, Star Trek (specifically The Next Generation), and The X-Files.
- Orton Mahlson, the show's star, was inspired to create it after meeting real life time-travelers Vinnie Dakota and Balthazar Cavendish.