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Thorkel, Doctor. Dr. Thorkel was created by “Will Garth,” the pseudonym of Henry Kuttner (The Baldies, Yusef ben Yakoud, Elak, Gallegher, Hogbens, Michael Leigh, Pete Manx, Tony Quade, Prince Raynor, Thunder Jim Wade), and Tom Kilpatrick and appeared in the film Dr. Cyclops (1940).
Doctor Thorkel is an Mad Scientist who is carrying out clandestine experiments in the Peruvian jungles. The subject of his experiments is miniaturization, and he uses the radium he has found in Peru to do this. When four American explorers stumble on his labs, he miniaturizes them, forcing them to deal with such horrifying monsters as a cat, a chicken, and raindrops.
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