Published on August 1st, 2011 | by Philip Bates
Stars of Time!
The Sixth Doctor, Colin Baker, headlined the event, alongside John Challis, best known for playing Boycie in Only Fools and Horses. Whovians however, will also recognise him as the vicious Scorby from 1976’s The Seeds of Doom, the ever-popular season 13 finale which introduced the Krynoids and was regularly watched by 11 million people.
Deborah Watling was also scheduled to be in attendance. Watling was introduced as companion, Victoria Waterfield in 1967’s The Evil of the Daleks, and remained in the TARDIS until the following year’s Fury from the Deep. Unfortunately, only one full story featuring Victoria remains – the excellent Tomb of the Cybermen – which was released on DVD in 2002, but is due for rerelease, in Special Edition mode, in this year’s Revisitations 3 boxset. Other remaining episodes from her tenure were released on the Lost in Time DVD.
Meanwhile, the Daleks will held a heavy presence at the one-day event, with an Audience with the Daleks show. Terry Malloy, aka Davros 1984-88 (plus various work for Big Finish), was on-hand to fuel a Dalek civil war. He’s also set to reappear alongside Colin Baker in January 2012’s Big Finish audio, The Curse of Davros by DWM comic strip-scribe, Jonathan Morris.
Non-Who guests included The Spy who Loved Me’s Caroline Munro and You Only Live Twice’s Ken Wallis, as well as… uhm, Back to the Future’s Delorean time machine!
Previous conventions in Weston-super-Mare featured guests like Wendy Padbury, Sarah Sutton, Katy Manning and the late, great – and much missed – Brigadier himself, Nicholas Courtney.