Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Video Vault of Mora Tau! 2/22/11

Nicholas Courtney was a wonderful British actor who first guest starred on Doctor Who in the mid-60's with William Hartnell playing a guy named Bret Vyon. He came back a few years later to play a character named Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart with Patrick Troughton now in the role of the Doctor. Lethbridge-Stewart returned a few times, was promoted to Brigadier, and gained a full name: Brigadier Alastair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart. He became a regular with third Doctor Jon Pertwee, and then guested at least once with each of the other Doctors (Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, and audio dramas with Paul McGann). He did not manage to appear with any of the three latest Doctors, but he did bring the Brig back one last time in the Doctor Who spinoff The Sarah Jane Adventures in 2008. The Brigadier was mentioned a few other times as well on both shows. And now Nicholas Courtney has passed at the age of 81, meaning we have lost a very cool man, and another link to the original Doctor Who. Tonight's clip celebrates the man and is dedicated to his memory...

Nicholas Courtney  (1929-2011)

Til next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!

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