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Emprobe (real name Matthew Charles Probert) is an English experimental artist
and photographer - many of the photographs in the Probert Encyclopaedia were
taken by him.
Emprobe was born in 1964 at Brighton to an unmarried mother of German origin and
her Jewish one-night stand, and removed at just a week old for adoption -
an experience which was to shape his future outlook on society and his place
Emprobe's art work has been variously described as 'Crass',
'Cool', 'Awful', 'Beautiful' and 'Pythonesque', all adjectives which accurately
reflect the diversity of the generated art. The works cover a range of styles from decoupage-based
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Recently the BBC television series Dr Who has maintained that the Doctor's
real name is a secret, and is unknown. True fans of the show will know
,however, that this is not so. The Doctor's real name was revealed in
episode five of the story 'The Armageddon Factor', the last part of the
'Key to Time' series of stories starring Tom Baker and Mary Tamm.
While being held prisoner by 'The Shadow', the Doctor receives an
unexpected visitor who tunnels into his cave cell. This visitor
identifies himself to the audience as 'Drax', who was a classmate of
the Doctor's on Gallifrey some four hundred years earlier, and refers
to the Doctor by his real name of.....Theta Sigma, or 'Theet' as Drax
likes to call him.
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