Tagged Sylvester McCoy

Sylvester McCoy? He’s My Doctor!

There’s a train of thought that Sylvester McCoy was only the Doctor from 1987 til 1989 and that despite appearing briefly in 1996 to regenerate into Paul McGann can’t claim to have been the Doctor in the interim period. It’s a compelling argument. It’s an argument with plenty of evidence to support and many people…

Unlucky Number Seven

Poor Sylvester McCoy; his Doctor just can’t seem to catch a break. He may have played the Doctor longer than any other actor (1987 to 1996), but that didn’t stop TV quiz question setters trying to give that honour to David Tennant’s Doctor (2005-2010). And it doesn’t stop there for the poor Seventh Doctor. Initial…

Doctor Who Magazine 436

Doctor Who Magazine 436 salutes the Brigadier! DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE celebrates the life of NICHOLAS COURTNEY in a special 100-page bumper issue, packed with rare and never-before-published photos, dedicated to the man who played Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart for over 40 years. Among those paying tribute to the actor who played the Doctor’s most trusted friend are…

Get Gillan!

Regenerations – the annual Swansea Doctor Who con  (now in its sixth year) – are planning a coup. Armed with a nothing more than a letter and a quiet word organiser Cary Woodward plans to corner current companion Karen Gillan at the London Film & Comic Con at Earls Court and get her to join the…

Minister of Chance on iTunes!

An exciting development to report for all fans of Whovian audio stories – The Minister of Chance is now on sale on iTunes, and more surprisingly, it’s apparently the first audio drama to be sold (i.e. not free) via Apple’s music sales empire. I know!  Mad, right? Apple’s system has never been very audio-drama-friendly, but…

Sherlock and the Doctor in Middle Earth

In the category of ‘as-far-away-from-Doctor-Who-but-still-considered-relevant-news’ another major name has been released for The Hobbit – a Steven Moffat friendly name: Benedict Cumberbatch. The star of the popular show Sherlock, and one time roommate of Matt Smith, had his involvement in The Lords of the Rings prequel project released by co-star Martin Freeman. “I knew I…

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