Published on September 3rd, 2012 |
by Meredith Burdett
Frazer and Tony’s Mild Bunch
Tony Lee is name you may recognise as the writer of many a fine Doctor Who comic – and he’s been working on a fascinating new project…
Recently in London with Sam Hart to record a podcast for Orbital Comics, Lee revealed that he’s been developing a western homage based on a story that he came up with whilst working with Frazer Hines!
Hines, famous for playing the second Doctor’s companion Jamie McCrimmon from 1966 to 1969, has yet to comment piece but the plans sound very exciting indeed:
This is very much a homage to 50′s westerns like High Noon or Rio Bravo…Basically we have a group of men in their fifties and sixties who, twenty years ago were the ‘Magnificent Seven’ of the local Western style paintball league, before they split apart after arguments and fights. Now they’re back together for the first time at a funeral but get forced back into the saddle so to speak by a villain who, for plot reasons wants them to pick up their pistols and have one last gunfight, winner takes all…
Colin Baker (you all know who he is) and Vicki Michelle (Yvette in ‘Allo ‘Allo) have also been attached to the project but in what capacity is yet to be announced.
Lee envisions this as “The Expendables of TV actors of my youth” and it does sound very exciting indeed!