Tagged Nicholas Courtney

The Doctor and friends tackle The Daleks' Master Plan
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021 The Daleks’ Master Plan

1965-66 epic The Daleks’ Masterplan seldom fails to be hounded by contentiousness among Who fans. Is it the longest story ever, or does that honour go to four-stories-in-one Trial of a Time Lord? Is Sara Kingdom officially a companion? Is the Christmas Day episode – in which Hartnell’s Doctor breaks the fourth wall for the…

The Ambassadors of Death in October!

Third Doctor adventure, The Ambassadors of Death will be released on DVD on 1st October! The 1970 seven-parter is the final story of Season 7 to be released, featuring Liz Shaw (the late, great Caroline John) alongside Jon Pertwee’s Doctor and Nicholas Courtney’s Brigadier. It’s also the last to be partly-written by David Whitaker (The…

The Autons invade in Spearhead from Space!
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The Season 7 Celebration PodKast

In honour of the late Caroline John, this week’s Kasterborous podKast (with a “K”) focuses almost completely (with a quick mention of Daleks and asylums) on Season 7, the make-or-break series from 1970 starring Jon Pertwee as the Third Doctor, John as Dr Liz Shaw and Nick Courtney as the legendary Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart. This…

Roger Delgado - still the ultimate Master
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Introducing: The Dæmons

Doctor Who has a history with the occult. Look at all those clans, summoning strange forces and worshipping something far from their understanding. It’s laced throughout classics like The Masque of Mandragora; The Curse of Fenric; The Brain of Morbius, while Gods and devils have manifested themselves in tales including Pyramids of Mars; The Impossible…

Doctor Who: The Daemons on DVD
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The Dæmons DVD Review

Of all the classic Doctor Who run of adventures the final one from Season 8 seems to always rank high in people’s list of Top 10 favourites. The Dæmons is often hailed as Doctor Who at its best, but to me it was too reliant on the U.N.I.T. family, the Master is too melodramatic, the…

Doctor Who: The Daemons on DVD
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Behind the Scenes in Aldbourne!

Want to see what went on behind the scenes on location in Aldbourne back in 1971? The shoot for The Daemons – with Jon Pertwee, Roger Delgado, Nicholas Courtney, John Levene and Richard Franklin all present – took place on several summery days, footage of which was captured on a cine camera and stored for…

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